Job Seeker Services

 
FOR JOB SEEKERS

NEED HELP LOOKING FOR A JOB?
You will find a wealth of free career resources offered by workNet Southwestern Illinois
 
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Employment and Training is open by appointment only.  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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JOB LISTINGS

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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CAREER ASSESSMENT 

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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CAREER FAIRS & WORKSHOP

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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CAREER RESOURCE CENTER 

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

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
  • Assisi Technology
 JOB SEARCH WEBSITE

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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JOB SEEKERS WITH DISABILITIES

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

CARITAS
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.
MILITARY VETERAN JOB SEEKERS

We have resources for our Veterans that are looking for employment.




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Tips and Resources

We have created a wealth of resources to assist you in your career development, including how-to guides, samples and advice on resumes, interviewing skills,and more!  Use the pages below to learn essential tips and strategies to help you navigate your job search.
 
RESUMES


The Madison County Employment and Training Department offers the Win-Way resume program for self-created resumes of high quality.

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INTERVIEWING


Madison County Career Resource Center offers materials and techniques on successful interviewing.




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APPLICANT TRACKING SERVICE (ATS)


NEW JOB SUCCESS
 


Ensure a good first impression.  Our tips will help you get acclimated to a new job.