Explore jobs through major job listing websites or find a job based on skills and past experience
- Job Listings websites (Printable Handout) - Major job websites, State, Local, and Specialized
- SkillExplorer - Find information about similar jobs based on past experience and skills
- O*Net - Provides an overview of jobs, in-demand skills, and employment estimates based on job title
- LearningExpress Library: Learn More about a Career - Describes selected job areas
- Apprenticeship Awareness Toolkit - Explore apprenticeships in Wisconsin
Keep personal information (such as job history or reference contacts) in one place and create resumes and cover letters
- Personal Data Records - Keep personal data (address, job history, and references)
- Resume and Cover Letter Tutorials (Printable Handout) - Read and watch tutorials on resumes or cover letters
- Resume and Cover Letter Builders (Printable Handout) - Online tools to create resumes and cover letters
- Printable Job Applications from Major Employers - Please note applications and employment requirements may change.
- Interview Preparation (Printable Handout) - Tips and a worksheet to prepare for interviews
Learn how to apply for Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance and submit required weekly claim forms.
- My Unemployment Wisconsin - Access Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance benefit services, also available in Español
- Information Needed to Apply - A list of the documents needed to apply
- How do I Apply Online? - Step-by-step instructions, days and times to apply
- How to Apply for Benefits Online : YouTube Video
- Filing a Weekly Claim-Step-by-step instructions, days and times to fill out
- How to File a Weekly Claim Online : YouTube Video
Use job hunting tools from Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development and other state resources
- JobCenterofWisconsin.com - Find resources for job seekers, employers, and labor market data
- Department of Workforce Development - The online portal to all job resources and services from the state
- WiscJobsforVets - Employment resources for veterans
- Vocational Rehabilitation - Employment resources for people with disabilities
Locate valuable information such as employment and training programs, transportation, and services by county
Barriers to Employment are life situations or characteristics that keep people from working, here are a few common ones, and resources to help.
- Youth (Ages 16-24)
- Age 50+
- AARP: SCSEP Job Club Tools - Tools directed at older workers (50+) searching for employment
- Department of Workforce Development: Older Worker Toolkit - Resources for older job seekers
- Language barriers:
- Mi Proximo Paso (My Next Move) A Spanish version of the career exploration tool
- Newcomer Status:
- People Experiencing Homelessness:
Use these resources to learn email and computer basics.
- Printable email account setup instructions: Gmail, Yahoo!, or Outlook
- Printable computer basics:
- How to Use a Computer Mouse
- How to Use a Computer Keyboard
- How to Search the Internet: 9 Steps (with Pictures) from WikiHow, Printable Version with no pictures
- Basic Computer Skills Online Course: From Wisc-Online, registration only required to save progress.
- DigitalLearn: Learn computer basics, including Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, email, resume skills, and many other skills.
- GCFLearnFree.org: Learn computer basics, including Microsoft Office, mouse skills, typing skills, internet basics, internet safety, and many other skills.
- Computación básica: Aprende cómo empezar a usar un computador desde el principio, cuáles son sus partes, cómo conectarlo e instalar programas. Computer basics in Spanish from GCFlearnfree.
Brush up on skills, or find out something new with training programs
- Workplace Skills Training - Self-guided resources for Adult Learners
- Training Programs - Find training programs through the Job Center of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Technical College System: Workforce development partner providing opportunities for apprenticeships and technical training.
- LearningExpress Library: Job Search and Workplace Skills - "Soft skills"
Find services and programs to support families
- Housing - wihousingsearch.org - Search for housing, including low-income, senior, and for people with disabilities. Includes resource page with shelter and supportive housing listings
- Transportation - Transportation Resources - not all resources or programs available in all counties
For more information and assistance contact: Mark Jochem