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Introduction to Job Search Preparation & Resume Writing Activity

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Step 1: Complete the activity Introduction to Job Search Preparation & Resume Writing.

Activity - Introduction to Job Search Preparation & Resume Writing

Get ready for your job search and find tools on Illinois workNet®.


Step 1 Illinois workNet has helpful tools for your job search.

  • Go to www.illinoisworknet.com and click on Individuals.
  • Click on Log in to My Illinois workNet account.
  • Type in your workNet username and password.
  • Click on Prepare.

Things to have ready for your search.

  • Personal Information: copies of photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security Card.
  • Experience: copies of awards, certificates, and recognitions for your work experience.
  • Education: copies of diplomas, certificates, transcriptsLink opens in a new window, and licenses.
  • A list of your plans and goals for your career.


Step 2

Get ready to write your resume.
Your experience tells employers about your work and education experience. Use this activity to create a great resume.

 
 
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Remember that your Shortcuts keep all the important pages in your career search.


Step 2: Complete the review to get ready for the post assessment.

Review - Introduction to Job Search Preparation and Resume Writing

In this activity, you learned about the information and tools available to prepare for a job search and write a resume.

Answer the questions below. Place your answer in the box




1 - What does a resume tell employers about?
(For the answer, click on the following link: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Prepare/Resume)

2 - What type of resume should you create if you have just a little experience?
(For the answer, click on "Select the Type of Resume and Start Writing" at the following link: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Prepare/Resume)

3 - List three types of resumes.
(For the answer, click on "Select the Type of Resume and Start Writing" at the following link: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Prepare/Resume)

4 - Type in an action verb that describes an accomplishment you have made.
(For the answer, click on "Gather Information to Create Your Resume" at the following link: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Prepare/Resume)

5 - List three things to check for when updating an effective resume.
(For the answer, click on "Learn How to Effectively Update a Resume" at the following link: http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/residents/en/Prepare/Resume)




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