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Job Search & Career Tools

This guide provides information and resources for job seekers.

Job Search Overview

Whether you are looking for your first job, moving to a new position in your field, or switching careers, searching for a job takes time, perseverance and thought. There is not one method guaranteed to work for every person, but there are tools you can use to create a clear strategy for your job search.

Things to consider while you're job searching:

  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Stay motivated
  • Be clear about the kind of job you want
  • Identify and combine your connections to find that job - volunteering, networking, professional organizations, job boards
  • Use multiple methods - networking, direct contact, professional associations, Internet, staffing agencies
  • Get organized - create an Excel or Google spreadsheet and track positions and information

Things to help you get started:

  • Time
  • Internet access - from home or your library
  • Email address
  • Necessary paperwork - applications, resume, cover letter, etc.

The resources listed below are tools that can assist you in your search. Some are specific to Colorado Springs and the greater El Paso County area while others are general and useful to anyone. 

Local Tools & Resources


The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is the American Job Center serving El Paso and Teller counties. They connect vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. Their clients range from entry-level to professional, including youth, adults, people returning to the workforce, and those with barriers to employment Veterans have priority for all PPWFC services. PPWFC provides job search and training opportunities at no cost.


  • Provides the resources needed for career transitions to residents of El Paso and Teller Counties, whether they are unemployed, underemployed, or employed.
  • Provides career guidance and development through career assessment workshops and websites that can help you determine your skills, interests, and occupations that might be a good fit for you!
  • Provide educational and training opportunities in a variety of ways.

undefinedConnecting Colorado is part of a state and county-run system that delivers immediate, tangible results for your future. You can post your resume, apply for a specific job or do a self-directed job search through our jobs database.

Connecting Colorado has current, vetted positions available across the state and is updated regularly.

New job seekers will need this information to set up an account.

My Colorado Journey is a free service that connects job seekers and students to careers, education planning and support resources through a guided process that drives action and goal completion. It includes tools like Careers in Colorado (pathways for Colorado's growing industries), Money 101, Interest Surveys, and much more.

My Colorado Journey makes it easy to evaluate career and program options, set goals and take the steps needed to achieve them, whether you’re an adult switching careers, a high school student choosing a next adventure or a military veteran transitioning into civilian life. 

This site is supported by Talent Found, Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Workforce Development Council, and Colorado Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division. 

My Colorado Journey Overview

My Colorado Journey Account Creation

Goodwill of Colorado provides career development resources and life-skills training, including military veterans, seniors, youth, and individuals who have a disability or barrier to employment.

The website can be translated by using the button situated on the bottom-right of the screen / Servicio disponible en Español usando el boton situado abajo a la derecha de la pantalla.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Refugee Services

LFSRM serves refugees in the Rocky Mountain Region with offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley, and Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe in New Mexico. The LFSRM Refugee & Asylee Programs have helped people who have been uprooted by persecution and violence work towards self-sufficiency through essential resettlement services, including housing, employment, English language, and cultural orientation.

Hiring refugees creates a diverse, flexible workforce offering a more global perspective to employers. Newly arrived refugees are eager to begin working in the U.S., Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains partners with businesses throughout the region to help meet their hiring needs by matching the skills and experience of our refugee candidates to positions within their companies.

The Road to Economic Freedom Employment Program helps immigrants, refugees, and asylees prepare for and excel at career and educational opportunities. Our programs serve clients along the front range in Colorado, and in Albuquerque and Las Cruces in New Mexico. Unlike with some resettlement programs, clients may participate in this employment program no matter how long they’ve been in the United States. (Se habla español)

LFSRM Refugee and Asylee Programs provide the following services, for refugees within up to five years of their date of arrival to the U.S:

Provide one-time housing placement assistance to newly-arrived refugees

Case Management
Support refugees as they navigate new systems in the U.S., especially within their first year of arrival

Employment Services
Help refugees prepare, keep, and excel at their first job in the U.S.

Community Services
Develop specialized neighborhood-based programs responding to the needs of newly-arrived refugees

Community Work Experience Programs
Prepare job-seeking refugees for employment through work experience opportunities at local businesses and vocational training courses

School Programs
Strengthen refugee children’s success in school through school-based enrichment programs and summer language camp

Women’s Empowerment Programs
Empower women through a variety of programs including microenterprise, life skills care groups, and financial education training

Immigration Legal Services
Help with applications for family reunification, citizenship and other limited services

Apprenticeship Colorado

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. 

Colorado Apprenticeship Resource Directory 

Access the Directory to view a list of Apprenticeship Program sponsors that have registered their programs with the US Department of Labor (USDOL) and operate within and across the state of Colorado. These program sponsors provide training for a wide range of occupations in various industries.

Additional Tools & Resources

How to Search for Jobs - US Jobs/Internships Model

This instructional video shows you how to use Reference USA (now called Data Axle) in your job search.