Helping Young People Get to Work
Find A Job
Don’t know how to begin a job search? Need help with your resume? Looking for job leads? At any stage in your job search, we’ve got the resources and expertise to help.
Finding & Applying for Jobs (WorkInTexas.com)
Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas partners with the Texas Workforce Commission to offer a variety of free job search and application services through WorkinTexas.com, the state’s largest and most trusted online job-matching system. Need help with WorkinTexas? Click here to get started.
Looking For Work? We Can Help.
WorkInTexas Live Events
To ensure individuals know how to complete their profile and take advantage of the new features, Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas is hosting free WorkInTexas Live Events every Monday through Thursday at 9 am and 2 pm at the McClenan County Workforce Solutions Center.
Each week, Workforce Solutions will feature 20 HOT (Heart of Texas) Jobs in the region for which a business is actively seeking to hire for a certain position. We share this list of jobs on our social media accounts each week and they are also accessible from our HOT Jobs web page.
Job Search Tips
Looking for a job is a full-time job! We’re here to help make sure you get the information you need to make your job search efficient and successful. Job search tip sheets are a perfect way to do that. The following PDF tip sheets provide brief information, advice and guidance on key job search topics. Download and read the tip sheets today. For further information and assistance, come visit with one of our employment counselors at one of our Workforce Solutions Centers.
- Stress Less: Prepare and Prioritize (English) (Spanish)
- Making a Plan: Get Started the Right Way (English) (Spanish)
- Networking: The Smart Way to Find Work (English) (Spanish)
- Get Social: Find Opportunities Online (English) (Spanish)
- Resumes: Still the Best Attention Getter (English) (Spanish)
- Applications: Applying Yourself (English) (Spanish)
- Letters & References: Introductions and Follow-Up (English) (Spanish)
- Interviewing: Master Every Angle (English) (Spanish)
- Your Skills: To Gain Employment (English) (Spanish)
WorkInTexas.com is specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website. Benefits to you include but are not limited to:
- 100% free—no subscriptions or fees
- Never stops working for you—updated in real time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week
- Access to thousands of verified, open positions posted by companies in Texas, including all state agencies
- Powerful matching system that compares your job preferences and interests (experience, employment history, salary expectations, preferred work schedule, skills, abilities, education, certifications, etc) with every job posting in the database to match you with jobs you’re looking for and with jobs that are looking for you
- Automate, schedule and save customized job searches based on your job interests and needs using the Virtual Recruiter feature
- Receive email notifications about job matches, as well as local, regional and statewide hiring events and job fairs
- Choose your preferred resume posting options–upload your current resume or use the system’s professional resume building tool to create one
- One-on-one assistance from one of our Career Specialists in completing your profile, building/uploading your resume, creating job searches that maximize quality matches, and more
Start Your Job Search
Registering for WorkInTexas.com is your first step to finding employment and receiving individualized employment assistance and services from our Workforce Solutions staff.
Only registered users can create résumés, apply for jobs and access other helpful WorkinTexas.com features. Registration allows users to securely save personal information, settings, and preferences, eliminating the need to conduct repeated searches for the same information and saving you time and effort in the future.
Once registered, you’ll have access to:
- A personal file folder that contains information on saved searches, system settings, and other information,
- Career assessment tools, including skills matching, that help match a person’s qualifications and abilities to specific occupations,
- A home page with customized news content,
- Creation of résumés and cover letters, and
- Automated job searches that deliver job opportunities to your system message box, an e-mail address you provide, or both.
In addition, our Workforce Solutions Career Specialists will be able to access your profile to help you with any individualized servcies you may need or request.
Before You Register
Before registering, make sure you have the time and information you need to complete your profile. The registration process could take you between 20 and 90 minutes to complete depending on the amount of information you have to input and whether you choose to upload or create a resume.
We understand this sounds like a large time commitment, but completing your profile as soon as you register will allow you to instantly begin your customized job searches and save you time in the future!
*Note: All of the information provided in this section is also available in step-by-step detail in the WorkInTexas Registration for Job Seekers Guide (pages 2-26). We are providing a general overview here to help you prepare for registration and to know what to expect before beginning the process. If you need help with registering or completing your profile, you may also visit one of our Workforce Solutions Centers for in-person assistance.
Here’s the required information you’ll need to complete the basic registration portion:
- Social Security Number
- Unemployment Insurance Benefits claim Personal Identification Number (PIN) (if you applied for Unemployment Benefits, you can enter the 4-digit PIN you created during that process)
- Residential Address (you have the option to select that you are homeless or do not have a permanent residence but will need to enter the address of a relative or shelter)
- Mailing Address (you may provide the address of a relative, shelter or somewhere you can receive correspondence if you are homeless or do not have a permanent residence)
- Email address if you would like to receive communication and notifications via email–it is not required; you can receive notifications in your WIT account but can only see them when you log in (you will have the option to create a free email account at that time or you can create it beforehand)
- Primary Phone Number
- Demographic Information required includes: date of birth, if you’re authorized to work in the US, if you’re currently looking for work, citizenship status, if you have a valid driver’s license (if yes, you will have to input driver’s license number)
- Creation of login information (username, password and 3 security questions)
*For detailed instructions for the above section, please view pages 2-11 of the WorkInTexas Registration for Job Seekers Guide.
At this point in the process, you’ll be given the option to proceed to the background information and resume sections or to “return and complete later.” If you have the time and information you need, we recommend you proceed to the next section to expedite your access to customized job searches! You will be able to save your work and exit at any time during this section.
Here’s the information you’ll need to complete the background section, which is 7 pages of questions related to:
- High school diploma or equivalency
- Highest post-secondary level of education obtained, if any
- Current school status (will help identify services you may need or be eligible for)
- Questions for the spouse or dependent of a veteran
- If you’re a veteran, several questions about your status are next including if you will retire in 24 months or discharge in 12 months, Title 10 Activation and if you have attended a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop within the last 3 years
- Current employment status (additional information will be needed if you select unemployed including your last date of employment, if your last date of employment was due to layoff, military separation or natural disaster, or if you received re-employment services information from Workforce Solutions in a group session (Rapid Response services) before or after your employment separation)
- Farmworker questions that will determine migrant status and possible programs and services you may be eligible for
- Demographic questions about your race and disabilities, if any (if you self-identify as having a disability, additional questions will display to help identify services you may need or be eligible for)
- Factors that may impact employment questions including your primary language, reading and math skills, current participation in adult education and literacy services, and whether you’re single or under the age of 18 and pregnant or have children (none of this information is shared with prospective employers–it is only used to assist our staff in getting you the assistance and services you need)
- Support services questions regarding any public assistance services you may have received or been eligible to receive (ex: TANF, SNAP, etc) in the last 6 months (none of this information is shared with prospective employers–it is only used to assist our staff in getting you the assistance and services you need)
*For detailed instructions for the above section, please view pages 11-26 of the WorkInTexas Registration for Job Seekers Guide.
Click the Finish button to complete your full registration after you answer all questions. Once complete, you will be prompted to either upload a resume or create one in the WorkInTexas Resume Builder. You may also exit the system at this time.