"OMJ Resource Center"
Click here for current job openings in Portage County Government
search for job openings and post your resumes:
Ohio MEANS Jobs - Portage makes it easy to find the
employment and training service to meet your needs. Our agencies
have a long history of serving people. We work with you to help connect you to
appropriate training providers and to local employers.
and a toll free number to register for unemployment benefits over
the phone is listed on the
and Training page.
Ohio MEANS Jobs Resource Center in Ravenna:
Use the Internet accessible computers to post resumes,
search for jobs and
locate additional Employment
and Training Resources
career possibilities in our library of books and videos.
or practice word processing and other skills with our
addition to the many free services, some of our partner
agencies provide additional education and training services for
individuals who qualify. Eligibility for these additional services
is normally based on family income, layoffs due to business closures
or other special circumstances. Employment services for senior
workers are provided by the Senior Worker Action Program See
and Training for more details.
you need additional assistance such as finding out about new
careers, help with job search, preparing your resume or just some
help getting familiar with the Internet, visit
Ohio MEANS Jobs - Portage
located in Ravenna at 449 S Meridian St, 1st floor. Computers with
internet access are also available at local libraries.
13 Things to do in
the Resource Center
1. Resume/Cover Letters
We encourage you to complete a resume (located on the tall
For more information on resumes, please review the resource
materials found in the resource center:
Gallery of the Best Cover Letters
Cover Letters- They Don’t Forget
Designing Creative Resumes
The Resume Writer’s Workbook
Resumes and Job Applications
Resumes and Applications for People with disabilities
Resumes and Job Applications- From Parole to Payroll
Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Once you have collected your employment & skill
information, you can select from over 5 formatted resume styles
found in the “Resume Basics” packet (located in the bottom of the
tall information carousel).
Once you have completed your resume, save it to a OMJ disk, and
have a OMJ staff member review it, you can select from several
styles of resume paper and print up to 10 copies.
2. Interview Preparation
We have many resource book and videos to assist you in preparing for
the interview. These are found throughout the Resource Center. We
Knock ‘Em Dead- Interviewing
The Interview Rehearsal Book
Job Interviews Made Easy
Interview for Success
Job Interviews for People with Disabilities
Interviewing Skills for Job Candidates with Learning and Other
Succeeding in Your Interview
We also encourage you to research the company you are
interviewing with. Information may be available on-line or in one of
the Ohio Business Directories located at the front desk.
Mock or practice interviews can also be scheduled can to help
prepare you for the interview.
3. Career Development
We have information available to assist you in planning your career.
We have a 2 hour workshop available-please see a staff member for a
We have several typing tutorials available to help you learn the
keyboard and increase your speed. We also have software tutorials
for Windows XP, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. All of these are
available; you must ask someone at the front desk to get them for
you. They can be used at any computer station.
We encourage you to set up a free e-mail account through Yahoo or
Hotmail. Many of the on-line job banks require you to have an e-mail
account to apply for positions on-line. We allow you to set up and
access the account for job search related correspondence.
We have numerous applications for area employers. They are available
through the front desk or our state workers. We also encourage you
to fill out a “Master Application” this is a generic application
that you carry with you when filling out applications. It is a
useful tool to keep all of you employment history, dates and phone
numbers organized and available each time you complete an
application. Ask a staff member for a copy.
7. Fax Machine
We have a fax machine located at the front desk that can be used to
send faxes for employment and career-related purposes. There is no
charge to send a fax. Our front desk staff is always happy to send
faxes for you. We ask that you record any long-distance faxes.
We have public phones set up at the first and fifth computer
stations (back row) for you to use for employment and career-related
calls. We also allow you to make long-distance calls but ask that
you record the call on the phone log located at each phone station.
We have a photo copier located in our office that can be
used to copy resumes, applications or resource information. There is
no fee for this service. We ask that you limit the copies to 10 per
10. Career Development
We have numerous resources to assist you in researching and
developing a career plan. We encourage you to review the books and
software located throughout the Resource Center. There are also many
resources available on-line. We suggest that you start with the
Occupational Outlook Handbook.
11. Video Library
We have an assortment of job-search and career-related videos
throughout the Resource Center. Please see a staff member at the
front desk if you would like to view one.
12. Job Search
We have job leads available on the bulletin board in the Resource
Center. We also have a copy of the classified employment ads from
the Portage County Record Courier daily-please feel free to ask a
staff member to make a copy of the ads that you are interested in.
See the OMJ Job Search Calendar for the
current schedule and job search activities.
13. UI lines to register for
In addition to the “visible” job leads, we also encourage you to use
other methods of locating job leads. We suggest that you attend the
Go! Workshop (Where Are the Jobs?) and use the videos, books and
software available to learn the most recommended techniques of job
Web services by
Contact OMJ for services and programs.
April 26, 2012