Been laid off?  Look here for resources– The worst time to panic is when you are laid off and lose your main source of income. We live in a new and powerful era of communication, one where we can find support, gather news, and network without ever leaving our computers. The following collection of websites has been put together as a comprehensive resource for anybody who has lost their job and is looking to get back on their feet again.

Career Development

Damn Good Resume – The website of Yana Parker and his popular books on resumes includes resume writing tips, job search questions and answers, help in identifying skills and talents, and solutions to typical tough resume problems (such as gaps in work history). – Cover letter writing, Resume writing, Tools to find a job, Interview tips & tools.  Designed for everyone from the novice job hunter to the HR professional.

Resume & Cover Letter Guide – From, this site includes information on how to write resumes & cover letters, gives samples, suggested readings, and more… – Federal government employment opportunities for high school and college students. Search options include employment type (for example, summer employment or internship), geographic location, and salary. Includes profiles of government agencies with job listings in the database, as well as links to agencies that aren’t required to post listings in the database. Also offers options to create a profile to receive job matches by e-mail, submit a resume or get noticed by potential employers.

Hampton Roads employment links

VA employment links

Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia jobs
Virginia Workforce Connection (VEC’s Job Services System)


National employment links

America’s Job Bank – The “biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace”, over 1 million job listings, resume posting, relocation info, self-assessment tools, labor market info, skills assessment, and much more – This site provides information about career development with an emphasis on Black job seekers. It provides links to job search sites, and information about writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and salary negotiation. Created by Beatryce Nivens, a “nationally known motivational speaker.”

CareerBuilder – Search by city, state, job type or company name, post resumes, advice & resources

Career OneStop – A publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses. Find jobs from entry level to CEO, locate public workforce services in your area, explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, resume writing tips and job interview strategies

FedJobs – “The Most Powerful Federal Job Search Engine on the Internet!” – Search jobs, post your resume, get career advice, moving quotes, find career-related resources & programs

USAJobs – The official job site of the United States Federal Government.