Re-Employment Services

Re-Employment Services Assessment (RESA)

Unemployment claimants are chosen to participate in the Re-Employment Services Assessment (or “RESA”) program within the first five weeks of filing their unemployment claim. They are selected after being filtered through a statistical computer model that considers them to be most likely to exhaust their benefits and who will benefit from job search assistance services to make a successful transition to new employment. RESA conducts eligibility reviews of their unemployment claim and helps identify and overcome barriers to employment.  

As a participant in the program, claimants are required to work one-on-one with a Tennessee American Job Center Career Specialist.

Creating Your Employment Plan

Claimants in the RESA program will meet their Career Specialist for an orientation at a Tennessee American Job Center. During the orientation you will be informed of the requirements of the program and complete an assessment to identify any barriers you might have to employment. After the orientation, an employment plan will be created that details goals and work search activities for the next three weeks. You are required to re-visit your Career Specialist three subsequent returns to review and help you move forward to overcome any potential barriers keeping you from re-employment. Your Career Specialist will advocate, communicate, and connect you with other partners, resources, and training opportunities to aid in achieving the goals established in the individual employment plan. 

Rescheduling Your Weekly Appointment

Contact your local Tennessee American Job Center to reschedule your appointment.

Grab the Toolkit

Unemployment can be stressful, but with the right tools in-hand, you will discover resources available at your fingertips. That’s why we’ve created the Employment Toolkit (Spanish Version available shortly). The toolkit briefly describes several valuable resources designed to help unemployment claimants get back on their feet. Learn how to write a cover letter and a résumé, conduct an interview, or discover other supportive services that Tennessee offers.

Download the Employment Toolkit

Orientation

The Orientation will include an overview of the types of re-employment services offered by the Department of Labor. Information and services described will include labor market information, vocational guidance and assessments, job service workshops (Resume, Interviewing, and Job Searching), Job Central/Vet Central, Jobs4TN, and job referrals.

Resume Preparation Workshop

An individual session in which claimants will receive instruction/assistance on how to write a resume' or how to critique a resume' that is already written. The session includes, general guidelines, preliminary research, identifying information, objective statement, and summary of qualification statements. Includes examples of cover letters, chronological, functional, and combination styled resumes.

Resume Workshop

  1. Print the Workshop Packet
  2. Play Video and complete workshop packet questionnaire.
  3. Return workshop questionnaire to your RESA interviewer. *
Job Search Skills Workshop

A seminar to provide knowledge that will enable claimants to find jobs. The seminar will cover time and job hunting, advanced scheduling, making yourself accountable, keeping accurate records, research techniques, networking, and conducting internet job searches.

Job Searching Workshop

  1. Print the Workshop Packet
  2. Play Video and complete workshop packet questionnaire.
  3. Return workshop questionnaire to your RESA interviewer. *
Interviewing Skills Workshop

A workshop to provide knowledge that will enable claimants to update their interviewing skills. The workshop covers different types of interviews, pre-interview preparation, body language (positive/negative signals), types of interview questions, interviewing strategies, dressing for success, follow-up etiquette.

Interviewing Workshop

  1. Print the Workshop Packet
  2. Play Video and complete workshop packet questionnaire.
  3. Return workshop questionnaire to your RESA interviewer. *
Downloads in Additional Languages
RESA Workshop Downloads
Language Orientation Interviewing Skills Job Search Skills Resume Preparation Skills
Arabic Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Chinese Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Farsi Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Kurdish Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Laotian Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Somali Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Spanish  

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

Vietnamese Orientation

Interviewing Workshop

Workshop Packet

Job Search Workshop

Workshop Packet

Resume Workshop

Workshop Packet

*NOTE: If you are not required by a program to take this workshop, then you do not need to return this questionnaire to a RESA interviewer.