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JobZone - the Career Tool for Adults

JobZone is an interactive resource to help adults manage their careers. JobZone is the perfect tool for:

  • Planning your future
  • Organizing your job search
  • Exploring your career interests and skills
  • Developing customized resumes
  • Exploring more than 800 careers

Create an account or log in to JobZone.

Explore JobZone in guest mode.

JobZone Modules:

After you log in to your account, click any module to begin. JobZone makes it easy to explore your options, review jobs, or get the training necessary to take the next step in your career.

Job Search

The Job Search section allows you to do a search by location to find the latest job openings. You can:

  • Search by key word
  • Resume-based search — use your JobZone resume or uploaded resume to search by your skills using our advanced Skills Matching and Referral Technology (SMART). When you conduct a resume-based job search in JobZone you will also be submitting your resume into NYTalent. NYTalent is a premier recruitment site for NY State Department of Labor approved businesses to search for talented workers. Your name and personal identifying information is all kept confidential.
    • What is special about Skills Matching and Referral Technology (SMART)?

      SMART uses artificial intelligence software specifically designed to analyze the whole person. The software analyzes a customer’s resume for skills, work experience, and talents within context. The software, trained by looking at over a million people’s career pathways, compares its data with the selected resume, carefully sorting through hundreds of words and similar themes. At the end, the system asks, “What skills does this person have” and “What career have others with these skills followed?” The system then recommends a number of job matches based on the probability that the individual will follow a similar career path based on work history, experience and skills.

    • Directions for Using Resume-Based Search

      Are you looking to do a resume based job search using SMART?

      Would you like to receive these resume based matches in a Job Scout? The Job Scout sends you automated emails using SMART results. You can also set it up to send you key word results!
  • Save your search criteria for future searches
  • Compare your qualifications with other similar job seekers

Work Search Record

The Work Search Record section allows you to record all of your work search activities and the jobs and companies you have applied to. You can:

  • Create weekly reports of your work search activities
  • Keep an address book
  • View your work search history

Employability Score

Take a quick and easy survey to get your Employability Score and identify factors that may impact your ability to land a job. You can also learn how to increase your score.

Resume and Letter Preparation

The Resume and Letter Preparation section lets you build and store multiple resumes, customized for the jobs you want. Here you can:

  • Upload and store resumes
  • Create a simple or customized resumes
  • Write cover letters and thank you letters

Need help using the Resume Builder? Use our Resume Builder Guide

Career Exploration

The Career Exploration section contains tools to discover what the working world has to offer. Modules include:

  • Occupations
  • Training
  • Colleges


The Self-Exploration section allows you to match your interests, work values and skills with the world of work. Modules include:

  • Career Interests Assessments
  • Work Values Assessment
  • Skills Survey
  • Work Context Survey

Are you registered with your local Career Center?

All job-seeking customers who are collecting unemployment insurance from New York State, or are enrolled at their local Career Center, automatically receive a free JobZone account.

Need help logging in to JobZone?

Please contact your local Career Center, or call 1-888-4-NYSDOL (888-469-7365).

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