Job Hunting Help:
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Fine-tune your resume, sharpen your interviewing style, and develop stronger technical skills.
- Start by preparing your resume and cover letter.
2. Refresh and strengthen your computer and career skills.
3. Find job postings.
- Craigslist: Southern Illinois Craigslist isn’t just for getting a couple of bucks for selling that old futon in your basement – you’ll also find lists of local jobs in a wide-variety of categories. Here’s a great article on getting the most out of Craigslist for your job search.
Indeed: Indeed allows you to set up searches and have the results emailed to you daily and/or pushed to you via RSS. Easy to limit to a particular location. As with LinkedIn, this site also lets you post your resume.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a profession-focused network that allows you to link to people you know and network with those who know them. Its job board allows you to post your resume and it also includes a browser toolbar widget that can help connect you with your targeted employer. Still not sure what LinkedIn is or how it can with your job search? Take a look at LinkedIn’s job searching tips and here are some tips from Forbes that LinkedIn won’t tell you.
- Monster: Monster is your source for jobs and career opportunities. Search for jobs, read career advice from Monster’s job experts, and find hiring and recruiting advice.
4. Prepare for your interview.
5. Research occupations and careers.
- Search the Occupational Outlook Handbook by pay, education, and projected growth rate.
Illinois Department of Employment Service Update
Registration for work with the Illinois Employment Service is a general requirement for an individual to be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. An individual who files a new Unemployment Insurance claim on or after July 17, 2016, and is subject to the registration requirement, must complete registration by logging on to www.IllinoisJobLink.com. Benefits will not be paid until registration is complete. An individual’s responses to questions on the application for Unemployment Insurance benefits will determine whether or not registration is required.
Registering for Employment Services will help connect Unemployment Insurance claimants with thousands of available jobs posted by employers ranging from entry level jobs to positions requiring an advanced degree. Registration also enables employers to find job seekers with skills that are in demand.