Searching for a Job

The Job Search enables you to search job postings by keyword(s), with the ability to refine results by adding filters. A search can be as simple or detailed as desired, beginning with a basic keyword and location search using the Keyword, Location, and Radius fields, or choosing from a wide variety of filters in the Filter Search menu.

The search filters and results are on the same page, so you can see immediately how your results are affected when you add or remove a filter. Search results are sorted by relevance (best match) and most recently updated, which means that the results most closely matching your search criteria will display first. When searching by keyword(s), any jobs that have the keywords in the job title or occupation title will display at the top of the results. Below that will display jobs containing the keywords anywhere in the job posting. If you aren’t satisfied with your results, try editing your keywords.

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  • If you do not have an account and do not want to create one at this time, you can use the Job Search on the JobLink home page or Job Seeker landing page. You can perform a search, but you must be logged in to view full job details, including ways to apply.
  • If you have an account, log in to your account and search by keyword from your home page, or select Job Search from the side menu.

Conduct Job Search

  1. On the Job Search page, when no filters are selected or criteria entered in the Keyword, Location, and Radius fields, all job postings in the system display.
  2. Enter a job title, company, or occupation keyword(s) or a job posting number in the Keyword field.
  3. If desired, provide a location for your search.
    • In Location, enter the city and state or five-digit ZIP code. To search an entire state, enter the state name or abbreviation (e.g., Vermont or VT). If you enter a location, you must then select a search radius in the Radius drop-down list.
    • To search all jobs in the system, leave the Location field blank.
  4. Select Search. The Job Search results display.

Job Search Results

The job results display, sorted by relevance. Job postings that have your keywords in the job title or occupation title display at the top of the results. Jobs with your keywords anywhere in the job posting are listed below that. The Keyword Matching text beneath each result identifies why a job posting is displaying. If you aren’t satisfied with your results, you can change your entry in the Keyword field at any time.

  • Our job search allows for "fuzzy" searches, meaning it will pull results that are related to your keyword, such as a variant of the word (e.g., "cook" may also provide results for "cooking"), or a word with similar spelling (e.g., "cook" may provide results for "book" or "look").

Refine Your Search

Narrow your search results by selecting items in the Select Your Filters section. Select Expand All to expand all the categories and view all filters available under each category, or select Collapse All to collapse all of them so you can only see the name of the category.

    • To expand a category of filters, select the category. The number next to each filter within that category indicates the number of results you’ll get if you add the filter.
      • A filter only displays for selection if there are results available for that filter. (e.g., If there are no job postings that pay more than $50 an hour, you will not see the $50 or more filter under Wage.)
    • To add a filter to your search criteria, select it. Your search results automatically update to match the filter you added. You can see all of the filters you’ve added in Your Currently Applied Filters under Refine Your Search. To remove a filter and widen your search, select the x in the filter name.
    • You can reset the filters at any time by selecting Reset Filters in Your Currently Applied Filters under Refine Your Search.

The search results provide basic posting information including the job title, employer, location (city and state), job posting number, last updated date, and a portion of the job description. Tags also display wage info, education required, experience required, and hours per week. To view the full job posting, select the job title. For more about job postings, see Job Details.

To view details about the filters you can apply, review the table below. Note that each filter description describes all the filters that can be visible. However, if a filter is not available for selection, it does not display.

Job Search Filters
Field Description
Education Level Search by the minimum education level required for the job. When "Associate's Degree" (for example) is selected, jobs requiring an Associate's Degree or less will be included in the results. Options include:
  • Some High School or Less
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Vocational Certification or Credential
  • Some College
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Other Professional Degree
  • PhD
  • MD, OD, or Related
  • DDS, DMD, or Related
  • JD
Wage Search by minimum preferred hourly wage (in $5.00 increments, beginning at $0.00 or more).
Offers Remote Work Search by whether the job has specified if remote work or is available (Yes or No).
Job Location State Search for jobs within a state. Job postings only display in the state the system serves, or in closely neighboring states.
Job Location City Search for jobs within a city.
County Search for jobs within a county.
Industry Search for jobs by industry. Industry is determined by the company's North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.
On-the-Job Training Search for jobs that provide on-the-job training (Yes or No).
Company Search for a specific company's postings. (Displays companies with the highest number of job openings)
Green Search for jobs that the company has indicated are green (Yes or No).
Federal Contractor Search for jobs by whether the employer is a federal contractor.
Driving Required Search for jobs by whether driving is required (Yes or No).
STEM Discipline Search for science, technology, engineering, or math jobs (The job's O*NET code correlates to STEM careers).
Work Type Search for jobs by work type (Full Time, Part Time, Full Time or Part Time, or See Job Description).
License Type Search for job by the type of license required for the job. (Commercial Class A, Commercial Class B, Commercial Class C, Non-Commercial Driver’s License, or Class G).
Internship Externship Search for jobs that the company has indicated are an internship or externship.
Tags Search for jobs based on the tags that are added by the company to help categorize their job postings.
Source Search for jobs that are internal (entered manually into JobLink by staff or employers) or external, which have been imported from other sources, such as batch jobs and jobs from the National Labor Exchange (NLx).
Date Posted Search by the date the job was posted. Options include:
  • Today
  • Yesterday
  • 1 week (within the last week)
  • 2 weeks (within the last two weeks)
  • 1 month (within the last month)
Apprenticeship Search by whether the job posting is an apprenticeship. Registered apprenticeship positions will display a red RA next to the job posting title.
Last Update Search by the date the job posting was last updated (Today, Yesterday, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month)


Search for Jobs by Resume

You must be logged in to search jobs by resume.

  1. To search for jobs that match the occupation of your resume, select My Resumes in the side menu. The My Resumes page displays.
  2. Beneath the desired resume title, select Search for Matching Jobs.
  3. The Job Search results display. The Keyword field is pre-filled with the job title of your resume's specific occupation.
    • Results are sorted by relevance (best match) based on the keyword.
    • Add additional search criteria or filters as desired, such as a location and desired salary. If you aren’t satisfied with your results, try editing your occupation phrase. Shorter phrases often provide better matches (e.g., “Baker” may provide more targeted matches than “Commercial Baker Helper”).
  4. When you search from your resume, the system provides a visual gap analysis of your expectation and qualifications against the job's requirements.
    • At the top of the page, your desired wage is compared against the job's listed wages, your education experience against the job's requirement, and your months/years of experience against the job's specification.
    • Beneath the Pay Type and Salary section, items may be listed for the Talents, Tools, and Activities the job requires. If you have included any of these talents, tools, or activities in your work or education experience, a match will display.
    • If you or the employer do not provide these details in their job posting, these sections cannot be successfully compared. If a field or section is blank, you or the employer did not provide that information. Job postings with a "JC" in front of their Job Order Number come from outside the system and are often missing these details.

My Saved Searches

You must be logged in to save your job search.

  1. To capture a certain set of search parameters and filters, select Save Search. A new field displays.
  2. Enter a unique name for the search in the Save this search as field and select Save This Search.
  3. To view previously saved job searches, select Show Saved Searches from the Job Search page, or select My Saved Searches from your side menu. The My Saved Searches page displays.
  4. To conduct a saved search, select the title or select Run Search Again. The number of matches above the new job search results list indicates the number of matches currently in the system.
  5. To remove a saved search, select Delete beneath the search you want removed.
    • If you have saved a Job Search that was based on one of your resumes and you delete that resume, the Job Search is also deleted.