Find resources to help you find a job or a better job.

Quick Reference Resources

Study of the job search process can give you valuable insights to help you be more effective.

Create and Optimize Your Resume

Putting a resume together includes far more than just putting your experience on paper. Optimizing a resume for maximum effectiveness has become a science.  

Resume Templates

Helpful Articles 


Networking Is Your Best Job Search Tool

More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. Networking is simply making contact with other people who are employers or who can connect you with employers because of a relationship.

Consider these simple networking contacts:

  • Extended family
  • Neighbors and friends
  • Current or prior co-workers
  • Prior managers
  • Industry groups and meetings
  • Networking events
  • Congregation members
  • Social media post

Helpful Articles

Search For Organizational Or Industry Events

Job Search Websites

A recent informal interview of numerous employers suggests the most commonly used job search sites in the area for posting jobs are:

Find training and tools to become employed and search more than 20,000 job openings on the Department of Workforce Services website.

Executive Job Search Websites

Some websites cater more specifically to executive job search inside and outside the state.

Large Employers

Many large employers list jobs opportunities on their own websites. Some may not be listed on general job search sites.

Work From Home and Freelancing Job Search

More and more employers are engaging individuals who can work from home or work remotely for long term employment or contract work. These sites can be of help in finding opportunities. Be cautious and wise in your selection to avoid fraudulent offers. For general jobs sites, try using the terms "remote," "virtual" or "work from home" as part of your search criteria.

Remote Work



Interested in military service?

Individuals may join a workshop being offered at the various centers. See the center event schedule for more information.

US Army National Guard

Candidates may include students in high school or college, a parent or spouse, an employee, or career professional. If you have the drive to improve yourself, seek excellence, serve others, support and defend a cause greater than just yourself, you can emerge a soldier of the Utah Army National Guard.

17800 Camp Wiliams Rd. Riverton, UT 84065

Recruiting Office - 575 E. University Parkway Orem, UT 84097

(385) 208-6663

Job Listings

US Marines

We take purpose-led recruits and build them into victory-driven Marines—transforming the most willing into the most capable.

Recruiting Office - 1649 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

(801) 724-6452

Job Listings

assistance PROGRAMS

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Find assistance for unemployment, employment assistance and employer assistance.


Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance is a temporary assistance for people who are unemployed through no fault of their own while they are seeking other work. It is a partial, short-term replacement of lost wages and is not intended to be a permanent source of income.

Office of Rehabilitation

Individuals with disabilities obtain meaningful employment, integrate into the community, improve accessibility and independence in their activities of daily living, and determine eligibility for federal disability benefits.

Assistance Programs

Temporary services are available for individuals and families, including food, financial, medical and child care assistance.

Self-Sufficiency Resources

Stuck in poverty?Workforce Services provides a variety of services and resources that can help lift families out of poverty and on the road to self-sufficency.

Office Locations


(866) 435-7414

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

557 W State St., Lehi, UT


(866) 435-7414

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

1550 Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT

Spanish Fork

(866) 435-7414

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

1185 Canyon Creek Pkwy, Spanish Fork, UT


(435) 654-6505

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

69 N 600 W #C, Heber City, UT

Ask an Expert - Online

In the Ask an Expert sessions, you can participate in an open forum facilitated by one of our employment professionals. You can come with a question prepared or just listen in and get an idea of what other job seekers are experiencing. Subjects covered might include:

  • Job search ideas
  • Resume development and editing
  • Interview skills practice
  • Career consultation
  • Job search assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Networking ideas

Job Search Skills Workshops - Online

The Job Search Skills Workshops address the four key elements of a job search include writing résumés, finding job leads, networking, and preparing for interviews. Get training on one of these topics by joining a workshops Each session lasts one hour and is run by an employment professional. Workshop include:

  • Finding job leads
  • Networking
  • Me-in-30-seconds - personal elevator pitch
  • Preparing for interviews

Accelerated Job Search - Online

Individuals may join an Active Job Search group offered online. This virtual meeting group is geared toward the individual who is engaged in an intense job search process.

  • Learn how jumpstart your search
  • Learn and practice new job search skills
  • Network with other individuals in the group
  • Share job leads Meet daily to make goals and report on progress

Local Congregation Sponsored Resources

Employment Specialists

Many wards and stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have Employment or Self-Reliance Specialists available to assist with employment search. Contact a local leader such as your Ministers, Elder Quorum or Relief Society Presidency member.

Members Tools app under "Organization" and then click on "Other Callings" can be a place to find individuals called to assist. You may visit an directory online at churchofjesuschrist.org/tools and click on "Directory" (both directories require member credentials to access data).

Member Tools app - Android | Apple

Online resources for new Employment Specialists.

Find A Better Job - Self-Reliance Group

Whether you are unemployed or just wanting to find a better opportunity, the group will cover principles of searching for opportunities, networking, creating personal power statements, resumes and job search techniques.Groups are formed and meet for 12 weeks to learn, discuss and complete objectives. Contact your local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint leaders for more information and availability.

More resources for each chapter

Employment Resource Centers

Office Locations

Local Employment Resource Centers sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints are located in the Deseret Industries complexes  and are open to the public to assist those with employment needs.  Trained missionaries help with various employment needs and consultation.  Computers are available for use by patrons in their job search efforts.

Deseret Industries Job Programs

Deseret Employment

It's not the DI you grew up with. The DI provides an extensive set of employment services for all levels of skills and abilities, backgrounds and circumstances. The DI programs work on work adjustments and behaviors, job search skills, job placement, one-on-one job coaching, mentoring and resource development.

Apply today:

Learn about opportunities at the DI near you.


Development Counseling

Licensed development counselors work with all levels of employment needs and provide career counseling including vocational counseling, skills training options, business partnerships and professional consultation. Those wishing to use the service will need to obtain a Bishop's Authorization and schedule an appointment at one of the following locations.

For both Deseret Employment and Development Counseling please contact:

American Fork - 437 S 500 E, American Fork, UT (801) 763-4560

Provo - 1415 N State Street, Provo, UT (801) 373-7920

Springville - 1672 W 700 S, Suite C, Springville, UT 84663 (801) 489-3203

Find additional locations nationwide

Centro Hispano

Centro Hispano’s mission is to empower Latino and Utah families by providing equitable access to information, resources, and educational programs to advance and strengthen the community. Spanish-language assistance can help patrons navigate government and community resources in search for employment and other support.

(801) 655-0258


Circles - Utah Valley

Dedicated to helping struggling individuals and families achieve financial stability. Create relationships across economic class lines by matching participants of low income with middle class volunteers. The volunteer shares their life experience, skills, and friendship. This is the key to helping participants succeed.

North Utah County - (801) 691-5242

South Utah County - (801) 691-5235


Career exploration

How Do I Choose A Career?

“Revelation to the children of God comes when they are on the move.” -Elder Dallin H. Oaks, pg. 24, Education for Better Work

The first step is to identify possible career paths. This career choice should be one that is practical and one meets your individual financial needs.  Visit with counselors with local education institutions to 

The links below may be helpful in a career search:

1. Career One Stop - career exploration website with industry specific information.
2. Talent Ready Utah - Explore in the State of Utah's career pathway programs.
3. O*Net Resource Center - research careers, typical duties of different job types, pay scales and more.

Resource articles and sites to help you choose a profession:
TheBalance.com - Steps To Choosing a Career
CareerKey.org - How To Choose A Career
WikiHow.com - Choose the Right Career
Qualifax.ie - Choosing A Career