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Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Maryland Department of Economic Development

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Your Job Search, Made Simple

MontgomeryWorks offers opportunities for you to gain the skills to excel in a rewarding career. Our team guides job seekers through the search—from application to interview to the hiring.

Our friendly staff offers insights into local and regional employment trends. With a finger on the pulse of our community, the team equips you with the skills and resources to identify employment opportunities using:

  1. Internet access to employment sites
  2. Networking opportunities
  3. Resume posting
  4. Employment referrals

For practical advice on the state's employment and unemployment services, visit the Maryland Workforce Exchange-a virtual one-stop network for access to information about jobs, training, and workforce support throughout the state. Workforce Exchange connects agencies, programs, and services electronically to help employers and individuals make the right decisions for future success.

Workforce Exchange has everything you need to find a better job or advance your career-24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can search for job openings in your community, create specialized resumes to apply for jobs online, learn about careers that are in high demand, find occupational training opportunities, and file for unemployment insurance.

Go to the Maryland Workforce Exchange for practical advice on the state’s employment and unemployment services.

If you’re looking for other job leads, follow our links to these employment websites to find jobs locally and throughout the United States.

Maryland Workforce Exchange
Career OneStop
The Washington Post
Career Builder
Employ-On Ask one of our resource specialists about using this real-time job listings database.

We also offer workshops on topics including:

  1. Resume Writing – Your resume is your first and best chance to get a job interview. Find out how to showcase your talents and skills and link them to the job you want.
  2. Successful Interviewing – Make a great impression through the entire interview process. Learn the most important dos and don’ts to ensure a successful interview.
  3. Job Search and Career Planning – You have unique skills, experience, financial goals, and long-term plans. We’ll help you map out a job search and career strategy that meets your personal goals and needs.
  4. Basic Computer, Word Processing, Internet Job Search Workshops – New technologies are important tools for finding—and keeping—today’s jobs.  This overview of the latest computer technology will update and improve your skills.
  5. Early Intervention Workshops for Unemployment Insurance – A variety of government programs can see you through your job search. We’ll show you how to complete and file your paperwork for the assistance you need. (See the calendar for specific topics.) 
  6. One-Time Courses and Seasonal Workshops – We feature many programs for your short-term and seasonal needs. Check our calendar for the latest events.

Job Search Tips

Finding a job takes time and persistence. Taking advantage of resources like MontgomeryWorks is an important first step. But to find and get that job offer, you must actively pursue your next job as if it were your current job.

Explore our video library of job search tips on resume writing, interviewing, and more.

Following are tips on making the most out of your job search.

Network. Tell family, friends, and other contacts that you’re looking for a job. Get names of other people who may be helpful in your job search.

Be Prepared. Have a copy of your resume with you at all times.

Make a “to do” list. Start every day writing a list of your top priorities. This will help keep you focused.

Learn how to talk about yourself. An interviewer will want to know all about you. Make sure you’re comfortable talking about yourself.

Prepare an elevator speech. You never know who you may run into. Prepare a 10 second “speech” about what you can offer.

Research. Stay current on issues in your field. Read trade journals or other publications. Impress an interviewer with your industry knowledge.

Practice, Practice, Practice. Rehearse answers to frequently asked questions. Practice with friends or relatives. Seek assistance from a career counselor if you need help formulating strong answers.

Take Our Survey
The purpose of this survey is to gather information from Montgomery County job seekers to help the MontgomeryWorks business team organize recruiting and other events of interest. We thank you for taking the time to help us direct our efforts to serve you better!

MontgomeryWorks is committed to making its programs, services, and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you cannot fully access the information on this website, or need assistance with an accommodation, please send us an email at and we will assist you. This may include providing the information to you in an alternate format.