FAQs for Job Seekers
- Finding a Job
- How do I search for a job?
- Are there preparation programs before applying for jobs? (e.g. interview prep tools).
- What if I am having difficulty finding a job due to a prior record of arrest or conviction?
- How can I explore new careers?
- How can I learn about training, education, and credential programs?
- How do I get in contact with potential employers? Are there job fairs I can attend?
- Can I get help paying for training?
- What are other ways I can reach out to find a job?
- How can I learn about upcoming events?
- How do I create a resume?
- IllinoisJobLink.com Troubleshooting
- Can I reset my password by answering a Security Question?
- How do I retrieve my username to access IllinoisJoblink.com?
- Can I reset my password by email?
- How do I contact the IllinoisJobLink.com Help Desk?
- What does it mean when it states, “your résumé is not complete?” when I log in?
- How do I create or upload my résumé in IllinoisJobLink.com?
- How can I update my email address in IllinoisJobLink.com?
- How can I update my Security Question and Answer in IllinoisJobLink.com?
Finding a Job
How do I search for a job?
Visit IllinoisJobLink.com to search 100,000+ job postings for free. If you applied for unemployment insurance benefits, you already have an IllinoisJobLink.com account!
And, don’t forget to visit Illinois workNet for training tools, job fairs, and more information for your job search.
Are there preparation programs before applying for jobs? (e.g. interview prep tools).
What if I am having difficulty finding a job due to a prior record of arrest or conviction?
The Re-entry Employment Service Program (RESP) provides resources to Illinoisans who are currently, or have in the past been, subject to any stage of the criminal justice process and who require assistance in overcoming barriers to employment resulting from a record of arrest or conviction.
How can I explore new careers?
How can I learn about training, education, and credential programs?
Illinois workNet has tools to help you begin training or education programs – and even find a way to work while you learn.
How do I get in contact with potential employers? Are there job fairs I can attend?
Illinois workNet hosts many Virtual Job Fairs (VJFs) to connect job seekers and potential employers. You can create an account and meet with employers in a wide variety of industries.
Can I get help paying for training?
You might be eligible for assistance to pay for training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Training programs. These programs offer people the chance to build skills and find new career paths. To learn more, visit the job seeker page on Illinois workNet.
What are other ways I can reach out to find a job?
Virtual or actual job fairs are a great place for job seekers to get started. After compiling and organizing important information like a resume, check out the Illinois workNet calendar for upcoming employment events. Going to social media also a step in the right direction as some companies will get connected with potential employees through social media sites. Social media presents a great opportunity to market yourself and showcase the skills you have that make you a good candidate. Networking is an essential skill for anyone looking for a new opportunity, and social media can help you get noticed and connected with your future employer.
How can I learn about upcoming events?
Visit Illinois workNet for a calendar of upcoming events, such as job fairs. Events may be held virtually or in your local community.