Top Asked Questions
Job Seekers


Question I’m looking for a job. What do I need to do?
Question Why am I not registered anymore? How do I keep my application active? Will you update my application?
Question Why don’t employers always list a wage or salary on the job order?
Question Can I get a printout of my work history?
Question Where’s the job board?
Question How do I get an application?
Question Why do I have to apply in person? Can’t I just send my résumé or e-mail it?
Question Can you help me put a résumé together?
Question Is there money available for me to go back to school?
Question I’m looking for a job. What do I need to do?
Question Is there anywhere online where we can list our résumés?
Question Why should I register for employment with Iowa Workforce Development?
Question What kind of workshops do you offer, and is there a charge to attend a workshop?
Question Did you get me a job yet?
Question Why don't employers at least acknowledge they received my résumé?
Question Can I e-mail you my résumé?
Question Why should I notify Iowa Workforce Development when I get a job?
Question What job openings do you have? Do you get job orders for professional jobs? How do I find out about what job openings are available?
Question How do employment agencies work?
Question How do I apply for a job with the State of Iowa?
Question Why wasn’t I contacted about job orders I was interested in?
Question Why doesn’t your Web site show who the employer is?
Question I want to start my own business. Where can I get some help?
Question What job openings do you have? How do I find out about what job openings are available?
Question Will you check on a job order for me?
Question How do you know if a wage listed is negotiable?
Question Where are your job openings listed on the Internet?
Question Do I have to be registered in other Iowa Workforce Development offices to be considered for jobs in other communities? Can I get help from your office if I live in another community?
Question How can you find information about jobs in other states?

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