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Career Search Tools & Training

Check with UNA's Career Center 

for upcoming Graduates in your field.

Register your job opening.

UNA's Career Center helps current students & alumni with résumés, interview assistance and general career questions. 

Alabama Industrial Development Training AIDT offers a variety of classes & training opportunities.

Interview T.I.P.S. helps applicants prepare for job interviews. The program includes:

  • Applications

  • Resumes

  • Tips for effective interviewing (preparation, communication, dress)

  • Interview Follow-Up

AIDT is willing to bring this program to your site. Schools, churches, and other community agencies are encouraged to contact AIDT’s Leadership Development team to schedule a program.

Leadership Development Classes are offered on a continuous basis at various Education Alliances around the state.

  Leadership Skills 1 is the recommended first course for first-line, team leads and/or new supervisors.

  Leadership Skills 2 is a follow-up course to Leadership Skills 1, and includes more advanced topics of supervision.

  Leadership Skills 3 is the newest class in the Leadership Skills series.  It is recommended for those who have previously attended LSI and LSII. 

The NW-SCC Career Center understands the value of transforming high-quality education into gainful employment. The services exist to prepare current students & alumni to make informed decisions as they identify their strengths and values while discovering future paths for success.

MSSC Training Certification

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) currently offers industry-led training certifications at Northwest-Shoals Community College.

NW-SCC Alabama Career Essentials (ACE) (formerly Ready to Work) provides FREE training in basic skills and abilities required by most leading businesses and industries in Alabama.

The ACE curriculum is designed by Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) to build skills based on demands of local businesses and industries along with a nation-wide growth in technology, computer knowledge and employment availability. Successful graduates will receive:

  1. Alabama Certified Worker certificate from AIDT

  2. National Career Readiness certificate from ACT WorkKeys; this allows them to compete for jobs in today's competitive market

  3. The opportunity for a FREE 3 credit hour college course at Northwest-Shoals Community College

Alabama Dept. of Human Resources (DHR)

Jobs Program provides services and work supports to parents receiving cash assistance to help them find and retain employment. These services and supports seek to address barriers such as lack of adequate child care, poor access to transportation, domestic violence and substance abuse, all which greatly limit the ability to obtain and retain employment.
Services also include employability assessments, job readiness and job skills training, disability assessments and adult education. 

Christian Women's Job Corps of the Shoals is a community-wide ministry of the Women’s Missionary Union committed to helping ladies develop into responsible, employable individuals, with good character and a strong moral foundation, moving them toward self-sufficiency.  Bible study and one-on-one mentoring are the key factors and are what set this ministry apart from other job-readiness programs. Life skills and of course workforce readiness training are also mainstays.

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Learn relevant skills for jobs in-demand

Start developing your skills for free with learning paths from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then practice tech skills in the GitHub Learning Lab.

Find new jobs with the skills you already have

LinkedIn’s data uncovers career paths by matching your skills to thousands of job titles.

Prepare for the interview with these resources

Once you’ve landed the interview, we want to help you ace it. Here are courses, interactive tools, and common Q&A to ensure you do.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS) helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment.  VRS provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed.

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Veteran Employment & Training Resources

VA U.S. Department of Veteran

Become the expert trusted to build the future in a flexible, affordable program

tailored to the skills you need to advance your career.

NW-SCC Veterans' Services

NW-SCC believes that veterans &  their dependents are entitled to all financial assistance & benefits accrued through service to their country. 

UNA's Military and Veteran Service Center

to assist veterans, active duty military, guardsmen, and reservists and their family members in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance and other programs. We also strive to help students make the transition from active military duty to UNA.

Other Veterans' Resources


Disability Calculator


Sheffield Career Center

500 South Montgomery Avenue

Suite 102

Sheffield, AL 35660

(256) 383‑5610

Alabama's Job Board

Connect With A Career Center Today

In order to meet the growing need for businesses to hire and train skilled workers, the regional Career Centers offer a range of services to the workforce in Alabama. Services vary depending on which location you visit, but all Career Centers exist to help you succeed. Please reach out to a Career Center near you to take advantage of the wonderful services they offer!

O*Net OnLine

Your tool for career exploration and job analysis!

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Our Mission

To help people everywhere find a job and company they love.

Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites ... latest 

~ Career Advice Articles ~

These days a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume!'s genuine experts share solid advice to help you to have a shorter job search.

Northstar Digital Literacy is a FREE resource which defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

  • Essential Computer Skills - Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS X

  • Essential Software Skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks - Social Media, Information Literacy.

Career Advisors

Explearning is for developing personal and professional social skills.  We also focus on the  everyday moments that make up the majority of our lives, the social skills and know-how you need to thrive in your relationships, communities, and in your own head-space. Whether it's making small talk, telling stories, making friends, fostering positive self-talk, managing conflict or communicating across cultures,

The Parachute Approach to Job Hunting

The Two Ways to Hunt for a Job

American Graduate: Getting to Work

APT’s “American Graduate: Getting to Work” supports partners who are addressing Alabama’s workforce crisis: the gap between job openings in high-demand skilled jobs and the shortage of people qualified to fill them.

Veteran Employment & Training Services
Job Search Resources
Career Advisors - Videos
Job Search & Interview Prep Resources


Creating a Job Seeker Account

Searching for a Job

Creating a Resume






Alabama Career Centers


O*NET OnLine

My Next Move

My Next Move - for Veterans

My Skills, My Future

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