Michigan Talent Bank announces enhanced website

— Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Acting Director Andrew S. Levin today announced enhancements to the Michigan Talent Bank website that include resume and job search tools for job seekers and new features to help employers find qualified applicants.

Job seekers and employers are encouraged to use the website at www.michigan.gov/talentbank.

“The Michigan Talent Bank is becoming a go-to resource for employers, whether the employer is a small local business or a major international corporation,” Levin said. “The award-winning website offers all of the resources of other national jobsearch websites without any cost to the employer or job seeker.”

Enhancements include:

• Improved employment searches that more accurately match job titles for both employers and job seekers.

• Job seekers creating resumes can upload data from a resume previously saved as a Word, PDF, text, or HTML file.

• Job seekers now have a choice of three different resume types: Chronological, Functional and Combination. Job seekers can switch between types at any time to tailor their resume instantly to various job openings.

• Creating and updating resumes is now quicker and easier. The new multi-page format saves data more frequently.

• New style options have been added such as creating bullet points within the work history description, skills, honors, and notes fields, and offering job seekers more flexibility in presenting their qualifications.

• Job seekers can e-mail their resumes as a PDF file, a popular request from employers. They can also conveniently save those PDF resumes to a storage device or in their e-mail for future use.

Future improvements will enhance job matching even further through the use of new Employment Availability selections (such as full- or part-time) and Position Type selections (such as seasonal or temporary).

“The Michigan Talent Bank is very easy to use for both employers and job seekers,” continued Levin. “Currently, the Michigan Talent Bank has more than 28,000 posted job openings and averages 5,000 new job postings a month.”

Interested job seekers and employers can join the website at www.michigan.gov/talentbank.
The Michigan Talent Bank has won numerous national and state technology awards since its launch in 1998.

DELEG staff is available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions about the use of the Michigan Talent Bank by calling toll-free at 1-888-253-6855 or via email at mtbhelp@michigan.gov.

Job seekers and employers who are interested in receiving personal assistance in finding jobs and workers can contact their local Michigan Works! Agency by calling 1-800-285-WORKS (9675). — G.G.

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