Job Search Resources during COVID-19


Keeping our customers & staff safe & healthy is at the heart of all we do at Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD). To meet that purpose, we want to let you know that we have instituted changes to meet the emerging challenges associated with COVID-19. 

The CareerRise Team is currently offering all services in an online/virtual environment in order to best meet the needs of our participants and our staff. This can include phone appointments, connecting via email, & online, face-to-face video meetings. We will continue to adapt our services based on the most up-to-date information & recommendations provided by the Larimer County Health Department. 

Job Search Resources

The recent events in regards to COVID-19 and social distancing has made the world of employment uniquely difficult to navigate. The CareerRise Team is committed to providing up-to-date, useful information & resources to help guide you in some creative ways to prepare for and in some cases continue your job search efforts during these unprecedented times. 

Start your job search online. 

Begin by scouting out jobs on search engines like Connecting Colorado, Indeed, Monster, LinkedIN, etc. and don’t forget to look at city job boards, company websites, and social media like CareerRise Facebook.  Online jobs tend to be more competitive than jobs found in the hidden job market. Follow up with a phone call or email after submitting your application. Practice applications through a master application. Sign up to receive weekly updates on featured employers, hot jobs, and job search tips from experts through Summer Works.

Master Application

Summer Works

Try essential businesses and your network to discover the hidden job market.

Many businesses are open to the public during COVID-19 such as grocery stores, gas stations, hardware/farm supply stores, laundromats, animal shelters, building cleaning/maintenance, nursing homes, banks, etc. and have not marketed their positions to online channels.  Reach out to these businesses directly via phone, website, or through people you may know. Find out more businesses through the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order.

COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Create a resume that will attract employers even if you have no previous work experience. 

Use online resume builders to market your past experiences, skills, and qualities in a targeted resume for your job search.  Review our resume tips  and download our skills based resume template to begin.  If you need additional assistance you can try this online resume building toolSend a draft of your resume to the CareerRise team and receive valuable feedback.  

Resume Tips

Skills Based Resume Template

Resume Building Tool

Request a Review of Your Resume

Learn how to best present yourself and get the job offer. 

Practice common interview questions, learn to “tell stories” and understand the tips and techniques to present yourself to the employer to get the job offer.  Prepare for an interview  with written responses before you practice out loud.  Review common mock interview questions and pair up with a friend or family member to practice or request a virtual mock interview with one of our Career Specialists to help you prepare.

Preparing for an Interview

Common Mock Interview Questions

Request a Virtual Mock Interview with a Career Specialist

Reflect on your career interests and turn it into an entry level job. 

Take online career assessments to narrow your interest areas. Every career pathway starts with a first experience whether it is an informational interview, job shadow, career tour, internship, apprenticeship, or other form employment.  Reach out to business professionals during COVID-19 and you might find yourself with a summer job you are interested in for the long term. Information on how to conduct an informational interview can be found here..

Take Online Career Assessments

Informational Interviewing.

Even youth and young adults may qualify (must have made at least $2500 in the last 18 months) for unemployment. If you lost your job through no fault of your own you can learn more here

Unemployment Insurance

Finally, make sure to check out our Seasonal Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities/resources for your summer job search!

Seeking additional support? Request a one-on-one job search consult with one of our Career Specialists.

Job Search Consult Request

We are here for you & will continue to update these resources as needed. If you need more information or have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the CareerRise Team at (970) 498-6608 or email