1/9: Prepare to Find a Job Intro

With Illinois workNet, you can find job openings ranging from entry-level to technical professional across all types of industries and career fields. If your plan is to be self-employed, learn how to get started with your business plan and connect to online courses and business start-up services.

Use Illinois workNet tools to prepare to find a job:

2/9: Skills and Interest Survey

Use Skill and Interest Surveys as a starting point to find career pathways that may be good matches.

3/9: Employment 101

Use the Employment 101 tool to find out what your employment goals are and how to reach them.

4/9: Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet Course

The Getting a Job Using Illinois workNet Course is free to use and walks you through the process of getting a job and how to use the Resume Builder tool within Illinois workNet, including assessments, resumes and cover letters.

5/9: Organize Your Information

Your work history and experience can be entered in the Resume Builder for easy access when developing your resume. The personal information worksheet is another option.

6/9: Review Employability Skills

Look at the Job Skills Guide to see if you have the skills that employers need.

7/9: Review Digital Literacy Skills

These skills are used in everyday life and all industries and jobs. Different jobs required different skill levels. Look at this guide to see which skills you have that are important to employers.

8/9: Prepare Your Resume

Use the Resume Builder Guide to create or prepare your resume.

9/9: More Resources for Preparing to Find a Job

For additional resources for preparing to find a job, click the buttons below.