We’re here to help you land an in-demand job in a high-growth industry, despite being laid-off or furloughed because of COVID-19. These resources have been especially curated to help you access additional financial and other supports, learn more about promising careers that fit your interests and skills, and hear from others who are facing similar challenges.
Resources for housing, healthcare, and other essentials
At no-cost, this nationwide peer support service provides information, resource referrals and support to people needing help with current mental health issues.
This article shares 8 free therapy resources that use a variety of communication channels to allow you to speak with a mental health specialist (such as text, phone, etc).
Need help or have questions about how to navigate applying for unemployment? Using Jobcase you can click on your state to find specific resources, helpful articles and a community ready to help you with your unemployment benefits.
Having trouble finding free or affordable health clinics without insurance? Find free dental care and free medical clinics using this online platform.
Feeling lonely? Stressed? Connect with a trained volunteer counselor through the nonprofit Crisis Text Line.
Having reliable access to the internet is crucial for just about everything these days, like going to school, connecting with family, finding services, and looking for a new career. See if a nonprofit called EveryoneOn can help you find affordable internet and computers for home.
Find available support right where you are.
Tips to help you apply and interview for jobs
Breaking Barriers: UpSkill Your Way To Be an Independent Contractor and Create Your Own Flexible Schedule
In our last blog, we broke down how to work from home in a traditional route. In this series, we will explore another route to remote work. This blog will explain how to learn new skills and contract out your skills. What is an Independent Contractor? You might have...
Arena.io’s brief questionnaire helps them accurately match you with jobs you’ll love and thrive in.
Breaking into a new industry can seem overwhelming but it doesn't have to be The idea of changing industries is exciting. Finding an entry point can feel challenging, but it doesn't have to be — especially if the industry is rapidly evolving and growing, such as the...
SkillUp Group Coaching Zoom Coaching Looking to land a new, more stable job in a growing field like healthcare, technology or business? SkillUp has launched a free group career coaching series to help navigate your career. These small group sessions will offer you the...
Explore videos and tutorials from Goodwill Community Foundation on dozens of different topics like computer basics and job search. You can dip right into specific lessons or check out a complete set of resources on can’t-miss subjects.
Our partner Emsi offers a free, easy-to-use resume optimizer. This strong resource helps tailor your skills to reflect the type of job you would like to apply for. Find out which skills you need for your next job.
Social distancing has changed the hiring process. Today, a lot of job interviews are taking place online. Check out these tips from Goodwill on how to prepare for a virtual interview.
Coaching and tools to help you choose a new career path
SkillUp Career Builder Cohort Join our Cohort Today! SkillUp, a new non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults (18+) find rewarding careers in high-growth industries, is seeking participants for a long-term focus group of paid ($25/hr) advisors. If this...
Information Technology: The industry for problem solvers Thinking about switching careers? Do you enjoy tackling issues related to technology, troubleshooting, and problem-solving? IT might be just the industry for you! But what skills are required to enter this...
Databases are everywhere and there is a high demand for manpower to manage themDo you ever wonder how when you call your credit card company or cell phone company for customer service, they are able to hold so much information about you and your history with them in...
The journey to re-launch your career begins with a single step Making a decision to learn new skills and upskill into a new career path is no small feat. Upskilling is a journey that requires time and dedication, but with the proper support, the road to your...
10 months ago, COVID-19 ripped through the United States. In a short time span, the pandemic flipped the economy upside down. This resulted in tens of millions of workers losing their jobs and a wide range of businesses having to close their doors for good. Despite this unforeseen devastation, there are industries that have continued to grow — and even thrive
Goodwill helps individuals build skills to find jobs, advance careers and change their lives for the better. Find Goodwill career centers based in communities all around the U.S. to support you with career preparation, job search strategies, and building job-ready skills.
Trying to figure out what career path best suits you? Self-assessments can help you explore your interests, skills, and work values. CareerOneStop can point you toward your next career.
Try the career navigation and job matching tool from our partner pymetrics.
What to expect from different careers
Work From Home.. Solving The MysteryWe know you have heard the term before, especially over the course of this last year with the momentous shift toward remote work that resulted from the pandemic. But how exactly do you find an industry that allows you to work...
From caregiver to cook, dining server to housekeeper, reception to driver, assisted living and healthcare systems are hiring today.
You’ve probably heard that tech is a growing career field. But what kinds of things do you do in a tech job, and what do you need to know to get one?
Stories of people who have changed their lives with a new career
Did you know SkillUp brings together over 60 world-class organizations in our ecosystem? Founded in 2020, SkillUp Coalition is a nonprofit composed of over 60 training and education providers, employers, tech firms, and philanthropies. SkillUp is dedicated to helping...
What is Earn and Learn SkillUp is committed to providing career growth for frontline workers to pivot into secure, stable industries. Our platform lists hundreds of free and low-cost training programs in a variety of fields. These flexible programs are intended to...
Health care continues to be one of the top recession-proof industries. Learn how Lupe transitioned from working as a banquet server, to becoming a medical billing specialist at Kaiser Permanente. Deciding to make a change for a secure future Lupe grew up in the Napa...
Are you transitioning to a civilian career? Watch this video from our partner Roadtrip Nation showing how fellow vets found new work after service.
Watch this video from our partner Roadtrip Nation to see working adults who made a career change.