Employment Resources

Getting Started

Resume Tips

  • Put a header at the top of your resume with your name and contact information
  • Use consistent formatting for any bolded, indented, punctuated, or capitalized information
  • Use a 10 to 12 point font and a professional font, like Times New Roman or Arial
  • Most jobs prefer a one-page resume. Some organizations may accept a two-page resume
  • Use bolded headers to organize your resume, i.e. education, skills, experience, etc. 
  • Use bullet points to help the reader understand your role at previous positions
  • Use action verbs
  • Use vivid language
  • Include only the most relevant information starting with the most relevant and important information
  • Correct and proofread for grammatical errors

Here is a sample resume to guide you when making your own resume.

Interview Tips

  • Research the company you are applying to.
  • Have a list of references
  • Review the job description you are applying for
  • Come prepared with questions

Finding a Job

  • Absolutely Health care (Boston)a free online platform that provides employment resources, job workshops, and job searches in the Greater Boston area.
  • All Retail Jobs (Waltham + surrounding) a free basic guide about navigating online job search tools, job workshops, and MassHire Services.
  • CollegeGrad (Waltham +surrounding) a free online resource for college students and recent graduates to search for job openings.
  • Commonwealth of MA Employment Opportunitiesa free online resource that allows you to search for jobs provided by the Commonwealth in a variety of industries.
  • Diversity Jobs - a free online resource that connects job searchers and employers that value diversity in the workplace. Create an account to upload a resume and save job searches.
  • HireCulture - connects job seekers looking for work in a creative field to nonprofits and arts, science, and humanities organizations in Massachusetts.
  • HigherEd Jobs  - a free online platform that allows you to search for jobs in academia. The platform also provides resume advice, salary information, and diversity resources.
  • GlassDoor a free online platform to search for jobs and salary information.
  • Indeed - a free online platform to search for jobs, career advice, and salary information.
  • Jobs.com a free online platform to search for jobs in your area.
  • Metrowest Daily News a free online platform to search for jobs in Framingham, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.
  • Monster- a free online tool to search for jobs in your area and salary information.
  • New Bedford Standard Times -a free online platform to search for jobs in New Bedford, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.
  • Snagajoba free online platform to search for jobs in New Bedford, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

Resources


Free Online Certificates and Classes

  • Google Analyticsa free tool to analyze data about your business or website and better understand the performance of your products or services.
  • HUBSpot - a free online training service for marketing, sales, and customer service.
  • WATCH GED Classes classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening. For more information or to register, contact Brian at brian@watchcdc.org.
  • Harvard Free Courses - Free online service provided by Harvard University with classes on a variety of topics. 
  • edX - Free online courses from top Universities ranging a variety of topics.

WATCH Work Grant

Through generous donations, WATCH CDC can provide grants for up to $500 for a one-time expense that will enable applicants to better access work opportunities.  Examples:  bus pass, car repair, uniform, equipment. Grants are for Waltham residents who have lost income or job access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All information is confidential and used only by WATCH CDC to confirm eligibility for the grant. Applications will be reviewed weekly and applicants will be notified within 2 weeks.

To apply, click the "I need help with..."Job Search or Career Goals" option on the WATCH CDC Intake Form.

If you have any questions, email daria@watchcdc.org or call (781) 570-4351.