Department of Family Services - Employment and Training

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
703-533-5400 TTY 711
Virginia Career Works – Fairfax Annandale Center - 7611 Little River Turnpike (West Wing) Suite 300W
Annandale, VA 22003
Lisa Tatum

Employment Readiness Resources

group of five people in business attireWelcome, job seekers.

Here you can find many virtual resources offered by Employment and Training: tips, materials, job listings, job fairs and more.

Need more information? Talk to a Career Coach by reaching out to one of the Fairfax Virginia Career Works Centers.

The Fairfax County Workforce Center team is ready to help.

Call 703-533-5400, TTY 711 or email and a team member will be in touch within two business days.

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fairfax County Workforce Center Locations

Fairfax Virginia Career Works Annandale Center
7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 300 West, Annandale, VA 22003

Fairfax Virginia Career Works Alexandria Center
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 327, Alexandria, VA 22309

Reston Employment Resource Center
11484 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190

Fairfax VIEW Resource Center
Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Other Local Workforce Centers

Cherokee Avenue Center
571-327-2206, TTY 711 VA Relay; Email 
5520 Cherokee Avenue, #100, Alexandria, VA 22312 

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
703-777-0150, TTY 711 VA Relay; Email 
705 East Market Street, Suite E, Leesburg, VA 20176 

Prince William Center
703-586-6800, TTY 711 VA Relay; Email 
13370 Minnieville Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

LinkedIn Learning is now available at NO COST to Northern Virginia jobseekers! Unlock access to 10,000+ on-demand courses to help you learn more and achieve success. Get more information about LinkedIn Learning – Virginia Career Works Northern Region or contact the VCW-Fairfax Annandale Center by email or call 703-533-5400, TTY 711.

Basic Career Assessments

My Next Move
O*NET Interest Profiler—Identify what you like to do then explore careers in that field based on education and experience required.

mySkills myFuture
Find new career options based on the skills and experience you gained in a past job. Find salaries, training programs and job listings.


Resume Tips

Functional Resume Template
This format may be best if you have had multiple positions with the same duties or if you have had many jobs lasting less than one year.

Chronological Resume Template
The more traditional resume format listing each of your positions followed by a description of your duties in that role.

Cover Letter

Cover Letter Tips

Cover Letter Template

Work with one of our Career Coaches by reaching out to one of the Fairfax Virginia Career Works Centers. They can provide the following:

  • Interview Tips
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Job Fair Tips
  • Virtual Job Fair Tips
  • And much more!

Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board

Virginia Workforce Connection
Online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends.

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Career Works Referral Portal
A free resource, the Virginia Career Works Referral Portal connects Virginians to career, education and support resources.

File an Unemployment Insurance Claim in Virginia
For individuals laid off by a Virginia employer, unemployment insurance claims are filed through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).

File an Unemployment Insurance Claim for Another State
Get information on the state agency and process for your claim.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant