Job Search Tools

Lost your job and don't know what job you want to look for next?  Interested in taking an online course to refresh your skills since you've been unemployed?  Click on the links below to get helpful information about your job search or to start building your skills for that next job today!


Résumé Tip Sheet

The purpose of the résumé is not to get the job but to get the interview. Your résumé should include your most important career highlights, not every detail of your work history.  Your résumé should be:

1). Clear, easy to read and easy to follow
2). Accomplishment focused
3). Relevant to the open position

Click HERE To download the Résumé Tip Sheet

Career Exploration

Need help deciding what career may be the best for you?  Not sure what careers to explore?  Looking for a resource to help you make a better more informed decision?  Take a look at these online resources:

mySkills myFuture

Helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore.  Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about the suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.


My Next Move

Simple starting points for ideas about careers to explore: search with key words that describe a dream job; look up information by job titles; answer questions about the type of work a customer might enjoy that leads to suggestions of careers that match interests and training.


America's Career InfoNet

Assessment tools, skills profiler, employability check-up, occupational profiles, and extensive Career Resource Library.


Job Search Schedule

Looking for a job is your job now - plan your time each day.  Below is a sample schedule.  Adapt for your needs.  Networking groups may be in the morning or evening times.  Include time for interviews, skills classes, informational meetings, and other job search activities.  Click here for downloadable PDF or Word document.


Online Courses/Training

Looking to add credentials to your résumé?  Need to brush up on your Microsoft Office skills?
provides free e-learning with over 600 courses to choose from.  ALISON certificates and diplomas are awarded upon course completion with a score of 80% or more. is an e-learning website with thousands of courses to select from. Customers may create a preview account for a free trial version, otherwise learning packages start at $25 a month.


Where Are The Jobs?

The Workforce Investment Board of Will County analyzed recent postings pulled from internet job boards to develop an understanding of current job demand and employer needs. The jobs summarized here were posted online. The data source, Jobs EQ, Real-Time Intelligence, uses web spider crawler technology to scour employer sites & online job boards and assigns an occupational code to each job posting  Click HERE for more information.