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Job Search, Resume Posting, Search Agent Creation

Many web sites (such as Indeed, Careerbuilder, Monster, Dice, ...) allow you to create a custom job search which will send you an email with a list of matching jobs automatically either each day or each week.

Job Search (Kansas City) Federal Government Jobs Job Search Tips
  • Carry an electronic version of your resume and job search information on a flash drive, so you will be able to use or edit it at any time.
  • By using Apple's Dropbox application, you can apply for jobs using an IPad and attach your resume stored in your personal DropBox.
Employment Agencies, Contractors, and IT service companies Find Companies of a Desired Type in Any City
  • Search for businesses using SuperPages |  Switchboard |  Google Maps |  Manta. Scroll to bottom. Select a category. Scroll to bottom. Then select a state.
  • Search for businesses using YellowPages. Under "Find a Business", select "Distance". Enter a business category. Enter 20 mi. Enter zip code.
  • You will need a Johnson County Library Card and an Internet PIN number to access the following: Go to, select "Research" link, under "More Research Tools", select "ReferenceUSA". Choose "Custom Search" tab. Choose "Business Type". Choose "Keyword/SIC/NAICS". Enter "your type of business". Press the "LOOKUP" button and matching SIC codes and categories will be displayed. Select the "SIC codes" that you are interested in. Expand Geography and select "Metro Area". Select State "Missouri". Under "Available" select "Kansas City MO-KS". MAXIMIZE your browser window. Press the "View Results" button in the upper-right-hand corner.
Kansas City Companies Job and Career Fairs Unemployment Insurance
  • Kansas Job Link Kansas Workforce Development Center
  • To file for unemployment or search for a job, call or visit the Kansas Workforce Partnership or Missouri Career Source
  • To file for unemployment, call 800-292-6333. Contact the unemployment Call Center at (Kansas) 913-596-3500 or (Missouri) 816-889-3101x2,4. Best number for Kansas phone help: UI Help Desk 877-665-4457.
  • File for unemployment immediately, because weekly benefits don't start until the week that you finish the process of filing for unemployment.
  • To make weekly claims for benefits from Kansas, call Sundays, after noon, 913-287-6913 or go to, make sure you have your pin number.
  • To make weekly claims for benefits from Missouri, go to People receiving unemployment insurance from Missouri need to visit a Missouri Career Center at least once a month and fill out a form on using a State computer.
  • Your (Kansas) unemployment insurance money is provided via a debit card. If you want to avoid ATM fees, you can go to YOUR bank and ask for a cash advance. They can transfer up to $1500 to your account. You may need to wait 72 hours before you will be able to make additional transfers.
  • To determine how many weeks of UI you will receive, look at the letter which you received from your state, and divide the Total benefit by the Number of Weeks.
  • There are both federal and state extended benefit programs. Fill out and submit the extended benefits form. The determination as to whether you will receive state or federal benefits will be made for you. You do not control this.
  • Federal Student Loan Deferment,
  • People over 55 years old should look into the Homestead Act for help with property taxes.
  • People with Federal Education Loans should check out the "income-based" repayment plan.
  • Many Assistance Programs and Low Cost Dental and Medical options are available to help you.
  • You can file to have child support payments appropriately modified to accomodate loss or gain of employment.
Funding for Training - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • The Kansas Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can provide up to $4000 (free) for training.  The Missouri program can provide up to $6000 (free) for training.  Training must be completed in 1 year. Program must be approved in advance.  A certificate must be granted at successful completion of the training program.  You cannot get more than one certificate as part of the program.  Your training money must be approved before you get your next job.  Being in WIA does not cancel unemployment payments, however, if requested, you will need to go to, select "Forms", print and fax the "Approved Training/School Request" with your WIA approval pages. 
  • To participate in WIA you will need an advisor at the Kansas Workforce Partnership or Missouri Career Source to "intake" your admission into the program.
  • To search for training providers:  Click here.  Select "Training provider search".  Select "Local area: III".  For "Services Provided", check the box for "WIA Approved".  Press the "Search" button.  Click on each provider, then click on the "Programs" tab.  Course must have a "yes" in the approved column.
  • New Missouri training program: WorkReadyMissouri, 800-592-6020, email:
COBRA Health Coverage FAQ Temporary Work Scams
  • Be careful of "work at home" re-shipping jobs.  These are criminal companies to which you will become an accessory to crime.
  • Be careful of fictitious companies who get you to reveal your personal information such as SSN during the hiring process, and then use that to steal your identity and your money.
Company Benefits
  • Consider the monthly premium charged by your company for each benefit.
  • Health care
  • Child care
  • Flexible spending account
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Wellness plan and health club membership
  • Tuition reimbursement / Tuition assistance
  • Continuing education
  • In-house training and seminars
  • Sabbaticals
  • 401K w/ company match
  • Life insurance
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Stock purchase plan
  • Stock options
  • Employee assistance plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Pension benefits
  • Maternity benefits
  • Vacation days
  • Paid time off
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Merit increases
  • Telecommuting VPN access
  • Company provided laptop
  • Consider your vesting and pension status when changing jobs.
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  1. Top Certifications Highest Demand |  Highest Paid |  Information |  CompTIA Certifications |  w3c Schools Certifications
  2. Click here and search for books to prepare for your selected certification exam. Versions of languages and tools often change significantly every year, so make sure your resources are up-to-date and match the certification exam that you are taking.
  3. Visit and take a pre-assessment exam to determine if you are ready to take the test.
  4. Call the test vendor (e.g. Microsoft, Sun, ...) or visit their web site to purchase a voucher for the test. Check their web site for possible test promotions and discounts.
  5. Visit to locate the names of test you want, select a local prometric testing center, register for the test, and enter your voucher number.
  6. Go to the Prometric Testing Center and take the test.
  7. Certification training centers:
User Groups
Search to locate user groups in Kansas City that support your career area.
These groups are excellent for making job connections and simultaneously expanding your knowledge.
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