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Get Motivated

Each day of Career Week, September 13-16, 2021 offers some motivation and learning which will help you prepare to apply so that you can land your perfect job faster. View our schedule

Today's mission:

  1. Local Resources for Job Seekers
  2. Watch or listen to 'Monday Motivation' with Bobby Stanley (35 minutes)
  3. Take a Career Assessment
  4. Enter our Daily Contest
  5. View our Employer Directory
  6. Browse Featured Jobs

Local Resources for Job Seekers

Corridor Careers has curated a list of great local organizations and projects focused on helping job seekers find fulfilling work and level up their skills.

  • Iowa Works

    Iowa Works has various satellite offices throughout Iowa to assist unemployed and job seeking individuals. On their website you can view helpful videos, how to file an unemployment claim, applicable laws and guidelines and IOWAWORKS Center locations.

  • Kirkwood Career Center

    Career Services at Kirkwood is a resource available to anyone, not just Kirkwood students. An online Career Coach virtual tool, a resume builder and an in person Career Directions workshop are our top picks. In-person appointments can be made as well.

  • FutureReady Iowa

    The State of Iowa's Future Ready Iowa site offers multiple resources, with a focus on upskilling, career exploration, and incentives for job seekers in high-need workforce areas.

  • Work Wanted

    Corridor Careers has launched a simple solution for job seekers and employers to get noticed in the midst of a complicated job market. Work Wanted provides a tool for job seekers and employers to seek their ideal employment match. Simple. Fast. Free.

  • COVID-19 Unemployment & Derecho Resources

    Being a job seeker during a pandemic or natural disaster is not the same as when you are just considering a career move. We've written a series of posts on various topics relating to the current crisis.

  • Careers & Coffee

    Careers & Coffee is a new podcast featuring short chats about careers in Eastern Iowa, career path resources and all things job search.

Monday Motivation with Bobby Stanley

Career Assessments

There are lots of career assessments out there, but this one is nice because it is fast. Once you complete this assessment, it gives you a nice download of your strengths and where you might apply those skillsets. Try this one from IowaWorks:

Iowa Works Career Assessment Tool


Not into online tools? Try this worksheet and get your pen to paper as Bobby says. Developed by our own Dan Holterhaus, this is a great introduction to DISC, a common assessment tool.

Download Skills Tendencies Passions Worksheet

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