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Job Seekers

Now that you've passed your ACRC assessments and are ready to start your job search, below are a few tips to help you get going. 

Use your credential to job search
  • Explore the list of employers who recognize and support the ACRC (Employer Advocates) 
  • Consider applying to similar companies, though not yet ACRC Employer Advocates
  • Post on social media – Edit your LinkedIn profile to reflect your ACRC and its level
  • Advertise your ACRC achievement and encourage your testing location to post your accomplishment  
Application tips and interview talking points
  • Highlight your ACRC attainment in cover letters, resumes, applications, and your LinkedIn profile   
  • Use explanations from the Credential Skills Profile (back page of certificate) as key phrases for cover letter, resume, application, and as talking points in interviews  
  • Print out and attach two-sided ACRC to physical cover letters, applications, and resumes when applicable, and place a two-sided copy in your portfolio for interviews  
  • Emphasize the value of your ‘readiness’ having earned an ACRC in
    • 3 applied foundational academic skill areas – list them and earned levels
    • 4 workplace competence/professional skills – list them 
  • Create a profile in Arizona Job Connection (, PipelineAZ (, AZ Career Information System (, or similar career exploration services, and specify an earned ACRC with the level achieved for career pursuits
Stay engaged
  • Upgrade your ACRC to a higher level to be more marketable for hire
  • Continue to access the online system to print additional copies of your ACRC, as well as improve your level – your profile remains active indefinitely
Search for and use other employment resources where available
  • ARIZONA@WORK operates in every county and the City of Phoenix
  • Community colleges have career guidance centers
  • Non-profit agencies are available that assist job seekers
  • Some libraries have career guidance


Download an overview of the Arizona Career Readiness Credential and the benefits employers receive from the program's assessment tool.