Department of Family Services - Employment and Training

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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.

Contact a Virginia Career Works Center

Virginia Career Works- Fairfax County Centers

Call 703-533-5400, TTY 711 or Email

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

Take Free Training Courses Through LinkedIn Learning

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.

Thinking About Changing Careers?

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.

Learn Ways to Update Your Resume or Write a Cover Letter


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

Get Help Preparing for an Interview or Job Fairs

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!

Learn How to Use Virtual Tools: Zoom or Skype for Business

Related Resources

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.

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