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Job Search Resources

Resume
A resume is a marketing tool that conveys your qualifications to employers and demonstrates how your skills are relevant to a particular job. Develop a resume that grabs the immediate attention of employers so you get picked for the interview. This resume guide will help you do that.

Cover Letter
A cover letter is a one page accompaniment to your resume and an essential element of the professional level employment search. Cover letter template.

Proactive Job Search
It is important to use a multi-faceted approach in your job search. Networking and creating an elevator pitch are essential elements of a proactive job search. 

Video resources - also in sidebar:
Networking
Elevator Pitch

Other elements of the job search:
Conducting informational interviews

Interview Success
An interview is a two-way conversation to determine fit. It is essential to prepare for an upcoming interview to stand out as the most qualified candidate and secure the offer. Information on interviewing.

Other resources for the interview process: 
References
Writing thank you letters
Creating a portfolio

Wisconsin TechConnect
Gateway students or graduates from a Technical Diploma or Associate Degree Program are encouraged to utilize our online jobs board called Wisconsin TechConnect

Upload your resume on TechConnect. When an employer posts a job that matches your diploma/degree, your uploaded resume will be available for the employer to view. This enhances your job search and puts your resume in front of prospective employers.

Instructions on how to register, search for jobs and post a resume on Wisconsin TechConnect.

Job Boards – Networking
jobcenterofwisconsin.com
www.monster.com
www.linkedin.com
www.careerbuilder.com
www.indeed.com

Government Websites
Wisconsin Civil Service – wiscjobs.state.wi.us
State of Illinois – www.state.il.us
Federal Civil Service – www.usajobs.gov

Resume Assistance – Job Search Topics – Salary Info
www.salary.com – salary info for interview
www.acinet.org – Career InfoNet (resume tutorial bottom of page)
www.quintcareers.com – job search samples
www.wetfeet.com – employment advice
www.glassdoor.com – company information