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Job Search Resources

A résumé 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 addition to your résumé and an essential element of the professional level employment search. Cover letter template.

Proactive Job Search
Take control of your job search! It is important to be organized, develop a strategy, and use a variety of job search methods. Review this guide for help with your job search.

Important elements of a proactive job search:
Creating an elevator pitch
Conducting informational interviews

Video resources - also in sidebar:
Elevator Pitch

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

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

If you are seeking to refine the skills you’ve developed at Gateway through an internship, you may want to consider WisConnect.
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Job Boards – Networking

Government Websites
Wisconsin Civil Service –
State of Illinois –
Federal Civil Service –

Resume Assistance – Job Search Topics – Salary Info – salary info for interview – Career InfoNet (resume tutorial bottom of page) – job search samples – employment advice – company information
Careers and Job Search Videos – Films on Demand, Gateway Library 


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