Resume and Job Search

Focus Career​
Job seekers, whether you are unemployed or looking for a new career opportunity Focus Career provides both a professional resume builder and a path to job registration.

Features allow you to:
  • build a professional resume easily, using the interview wizard
  • find job leads instantly that match your skills and transferable abilities
  • schedule job alerts daily or weekly to your inbox
  • explore career options and paths to reach your education and employment goal

Whether building your first resume or updating a previous one, Focus Career offers an easy-to-use resume builder that virtually writes the resume for you. With required and optional sections, the system gives you flexibility in designing a resume that reflects your skills, knowledge and abilities.

Set up to five job alerts to search for specific types of positions. These alerts are delivered to your inbox daily or weekly. Focus|Career™ uses artificial intelligence to match your skills to jobs and rank them with one to five stars, showing how well you qualify for a position.

To access Focus Career please visit: FocusCareer.ky.gov​

If you need immediate assistance, contact: KentuckyCareerCenterSupport@ky.gov​
​or call (502) 564-0871, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Job Search​
Our search engine, Focus Career, offers one of the most comprehensive databases of available jobs anywhere – as well as the ability to apply online. Search on your own or drop by one of our offices and we can talk you through the process.

Additionally, there are career opportunities with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Career Opportunities System (COS) provides applicants with a convenient electronic method​ for submitting applications and exploring current employment opportunities.  

To find a Kentucky Career Center office near you, visit our office locator

Networking

Job Fairs​

Job fairs are a good way to get your name around. You can meet potential employers face to face and find out if you’re a good match. Many organizations put on job fairs, especially in larger cities. Click here​ to see the job fair calendar.

Social Media

A very important mechanism for networking can be found in online social media, such as LinkedIn, Twitterand Facebook​, where you can talk about your career and make business connections. Just be sure to keep your communications serious and professional in case someone in a position to hire sees your profile.