Job Seeker Services

NEED HELP LOOKING FOR A JOB?

You will find a wealth of free career resources offered by Southwestern Illinois workNet Center
 

WE ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Employment and Training is open to the general public.  We are accepting walk-ins to the resource room.  You can also schedule an appointment to visit the resource center or to meet with our Career Navigator or a Career Specialist by completing the online form, phone, or email. 


RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY SCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT

 If you prefer to schedule an appointment, please use the button below to register online, call 618-296-4301, or email mcetd@co.madison.il.us and someone will assist you.

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Face coverings are not required, but we strongly recommend that you wear a face covering while in the resource room and working with our staff members.





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Job Search Workshop Video 


Our Job Search Workshop includes the following areas:

  • Organizing Your Job Search
  • Job Search Sites
  • Social Media 
  • Networking
  • Salary Compensation
  • Employment Barriers
  • Resume and application 
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Skills - Soft & Core Skills
  • Interviews
  • Thank You Notes




Building Blocks - Soft Skills Video 


Soft skills are personality traits and behaviors that will help candidates get hired and succeed in their work. These skills are abilities that relate to how you work and how you interact with other people. 

Employers look for soft skills in candidates because these skills are hard to teach and are important for long-term success. Unlike technical skills or “hard” skills, soft skills are interpersonal and behavioral skills that help you work well with other people and develop your career. Popular soft skills include communication, teamwork and other interpersonal skills.

In this video, you will see local employers discuss soft skills and how they increase and maintain your employability in the workforce. 





 
Unemployed or Out of Work?
Here are some online resource that can help

JOB LISTINGS ILLINOIS JOB LINK GET HIRED

The MCETD has strong relationships with employers of all types and sizes, and is constantly looking for ways to match their needs with job seekers of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds.

The Job Search Tools is the best way to find who's hiring.

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IllinoisJobLink.com is the state’s help wanted internet job board managed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Job seekers use it to look for work. Job seekers can create multiple resumes to emphasize different skill sets.
Illinois Job Link
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Illinois launches "GET HIRED" Website to connect workers impacted by COVID-19 with employment and career resources across the state.

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www.illinois.gov/gethired

CAREER ASSESSMENT CAREER FAIRS & WORKSHOP CAREER RESOURCE CENTER
 
The Madison County Employment and Training Department offers both self-directed career planning aids and free intensive career planning guidance tools through The Illinois workNet Center.




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Join the MCETD professionals as they are trained in all phases of the job search.

Don't miss which employers are being hosted at upcoming Hiring Events.

MCETD also offers FREE workshops.  Register to attend workshops for Job Searching, Educational Opportunities, and State Employment Applications.

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Come inside and discover the job search resources available in the Southwestern Illinois workNet Centers. 

The Career Resource Center is open to the public and equipped with up-to-date tools and resources for individuals, businesses, schools and community-based organizations.

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COMPUTER ACCESS JOB SEARCH WEBSITES JOB SEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES

Here are some ways that all job seekers can benefit from computer access at our locations:

  • WinWay Resume Writing
  • Internet / Email Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Interest Survey
  • Occupational Information
  • Assistive Technology
 
Each site has a different set of search options you can use to include certain types of job in the search results. 

Don’t neglect other methods for finding jobs, such as in-person networking events, reaching out to former coworkers, job fairs and more.


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If you have a disability whether visible or invisible, we can assist you during your job search.  Our center is home to several organizations that are here to server you.

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JOB SEEKERS 55 AND OLDER   MILITARY VETERAN JOB SEEKERS

Good news and tips for getting a job if you're an older worker

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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides low-income persons, age 55 and over, the opportunity to prepare for and return to the labor force. Qualified seniors receive employment preparation, job search assistance and a paid public service assignment that provides on-the-job training.
 
We have resources for our Veterans that are looking for employment.



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