Job Center of Wisconsin

Create an account on the Job Center of Wisconsin website (you will need an email account to register) to search for jobs, to RSVP to workforce-related events and courses, to learn about your local labor market, and to create a resume with the Job Center of Wisconsin’s resume builder.

Creating a resume with the Job Center of Wisconsin (be prepared to answer the following questions):

  • Professional Summary: The professional summary describes your relevant experience, skills, and achievements. The purpose of this career summary is to explain your qualifications for the job in 3-5 sentences and convince the manager to read the whole resume document.
    Example: Reliable and detail-oriented X. Previous experience working in the X industry for 2+ years.” (500 character limit)
  • Describe your skills in detail (1000 character limit)
  • Certifications, Licenses, Awards (optional)
  • Job history: What type of job(s) have you had? Be prepared to list dates worked and duties performed at each job. You may enter up to 10 employers.
  • Education history: Employers can search based on your education level! Be specific and provide details about your education credentials. You may record up to 5 entries.

Division of Workforce Development 

A wide variety of employment programs and services can be found on the DWD’s website, including the following:

More Job Seeker Resources

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For access to additional resources and for help with your job search, please contact your local library or visit your library’s website.
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Getting Started

You will most likely need an email account before you start your job search if you don’t already have one. Your local librarian is happy to help you get started.

Increase Computer Skills – Digital Learn has free and easy online courses to help you get started.

Basic Computer Skills MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) – Free from the University of Wisconsin. 

Covers computer skills divided into Learning Activities. Begin the course by signing up or signing in to Wisc-Online using the links in the upper-right corner of the page.

You will need to be signed in whenever you are working on the Basic Computer Skills Course. Before starting the Learning Activities, watch the navigation tutorial under Get Started.

Complete the Pre-Assessment Test to help determine which sections you may want to complete to improve your skills in that targeted area.

Email Basics – A recommended resource for anyone new to email.

Getting Started with Email: Gmail – Wondering which free email service to use? We like Gmail for ease of use, but there are lots of others out there.

Find Job Listings

Explore jobs through major job listing websites:

  • Reference Solutions – Log in with your library card to search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. (Once you’ve logged on, go to U.S. Jobs / Internships to get started– scroll to the bottom of the U.S. Jobs / Internships page for more jobseeker resources and tutorials.)

Learn more about potential career options based on skills and past experience:

Use job hunting tools from Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development and other state resources:

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Learn how to apply for Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance and submit required weekly claim forms. 

Create a Resume

Resume Writing Basics – Perdue University OWL

Resume Examples Online – One of the best ways to learn how to write an effective resume is to study examples. 

Google Docs Resume Templates – Make a copy to use in Google Docs with your Gmail email account.

How to Use Google Docs – Google Docs is just like Word, but it saves automatically and you can revisit, re-edit, and print your document from any computer that allows you to access your Gmail email account.

Services and Supports

Find services and programs to support families.

Education and Training

Brush up on skills, or find out something new with training programs.