As you continue your career exploration, you may want to consider job openings and apply for them. To help with this process, the Virginia Career Explorer system can help you find job openings in your area. From every occupational profile, you can click the Find Jobs button to find openings in your area.
The Virginia Career Explorer helps you find job openings and provides the tools you need to apply for them: the Resume Builder, Cover Letter Builder and Reference List Builder.
The Resume Builder begins by asking questions about your employment and education history. Once you have answered all of the questions, the Resume Builder tool will create a resume that can be saved as a PDF for printing or as a Microsoft Word document, which can be further edited outside of the Virginia Career Explorer system.
For more detailed instructions on using the resume builder, visit the resume creation guide.
The Letter Builder allows you to create several kinds of letters typically used during the job seeking process. By following the step-by-step interview process, you can create the following types of documents:
- Cover Letter - Along with the resume, job seekers typically send a Cover Letter to apply for a job.
- Thank You Letter - The Thank You Letter should be sent to a potential employer after an interview.
- Generic Letter - This letter type will facilitate other correspondence with a potential employer.
Once you have answered all of the questions in the Letter Builder tool, the system will create a letter that can be saved as a PDF for printing or as a Microsoft Word document, which can be further edited outside of the Virginia Career Explorer system.
The reference list builder lets you create lists of references to send to employers upon request. As with the other job tools, you can save a Reference List as a PDF for printing or as a Microsoft Word document, which can be further edited further outside of the Virginia Career Explorer system.