Job Resources FAQ
I lost my job. How can I find out how to file for unemployment or obtain other benefits?
Information about filing for unemployment can be found on the Colorado State website. You will find links to three different pages:
- Begin your Unemployment Application (link to begin your application is at the bottom of this page).
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Calculate your unemployment benefits
Make sure you receive, read and print the confirmation page after filing your application. Your application is not complete until you get a confirmation page.
The Colorado State website also has an Unemployment Self-Service Resource Guide which walks you through most of the steps involved in filing for unemployment and checking on the status of your claim.
To file an unemployment claim over the phone, call 303-318-9000 from the Denver-metro area or 1-800-388-5515 from outside the Denver-metro area during normal business hours: 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except state-observed legal holidays.
The hearing impaired can call (TDD) 303-318-9016 or 1-800-894-7730.
The federal law, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), allows qualified employees to continue their health insurance benefits, at their expense. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides for a 65 percent reduction in COBRA premiums for certain assistance eligible individuals for up to nine months.
Do you know of any good websites to look for jobs?
See the Job Search section of this website for an extensive list of job search sites.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has a website with resources for looking for jobs, certification programs, and information about the Colorado Workforce Center.
Where can I find information on different types of work/occupations/careers? What career is right for me?
See the section A New Career Path for various websites and other resources. We have tons of materials available in our collection to help with personality tests and career options. Click on any of the book covers in that section to learn more about the materials and to place a hold.
Do you have study guides or sample tests for employment examinations? Are exam preparation materials available online from the Library?
Anythink subscribes to the LearningExpress Library, which provides test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. You may use it for free at any Anythink location or from home with your library card. Visit the 24/7 library page, scroll down and choose LearningExpress Library. You will be required to create a login in and password.
You can also search the library catalog for books on different exams. To find them, type the name of the test you need to take in the General Keyword area of the library's catalog.
Where can I get free career counseling?
SCORE is a great resource that offers free career counseling. The Denver chapter has 78 expert counselors who contribute their time and expertise on an unpaid volunteer basis. SCORE provides free small-business counseling and low-cost training and education for those just starting or new to their business and those already in business. Workshops are offered in the classroom at their downtown and Greenwood Village locations. For further information, visit www.scoredenver.org.
Can you help me write my résumé? Where are the résumé and interview books?
See theRésumé/Cover Letter section of this website for recommended titles and free websites that offer tips and suggestions for creating résumés. Customers can also search the library catalog for additional titles.
Check the Anythink calendar for upcoming classes to help you with all aspects of creating or improving your résumé.
How can I reserve a computer for a job search?
Computers are available at all Anythink locations and can be reserved when you arrive at the library. Computers cannot be reserved online, over the phone, or in advance. You will need a library card to use a computer. Bring a picture ID to the library if you do not already have a library card.
Can you help me upload my résumé ?
If you have a résumé saved on a flash drive or as an attachment in an e-mail, you can upload and submit it to a job search site using any of the public computers that can be reserved throughout the library. If you need assistance, please ask anyone wearing an orange lanyard.
How do I apply for a (city, state, or federal) civil service job?
See the Job Search section of this website.
How can I apply for a job with Anythink?
Visit the Jobs section of the Anythink website. There you’ll find current available positions and can download and fill out the Rangeview Library District employment application.
I was formerly incarcerated. What advice can I get for landing a job?
Denver Workforce Centers and the Denver Office of Economic Development are both great resources for individuals who may have formally been incarcerated. Also try the Adams County Workforce and Business Center if you are living in the metro-north area or in Adams County.
How can I get information about starting my own business?
See the Starting a Small Business section under A New Career Path for online resources and recommended reading for anyone starting a small business.
Are there any computer classes for résumé writing or job searching?
Visit the Anythink calendar to find upcoming résumé or job search classes.
Are there classes offered in which I can improve my computer skills?
Visit the events calendar to find upcoming computer classes.