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  • 2017
    5/19

    Assessments with the Illinois workNet Resume Builder Tool

    ​Have you ever evaluated the skills and abilities that you possess and would highlight in your resume or on an interview? The Resume Builder tool in Illinois worknet offers so much more than just creating a resume. On the May 18, 2017 webinar we covered the different aspects of using the Skills Inventory and the Proficiency List like:

    • adding or deleting skills that you have,
    • adding or deleting experience categories, and
    • how to format the words in the inventory item.

    All of these items provide opportunities for you to highlight positive statements about those items associated with your career pathway.

    Download the handout from the webinar (PDF) and watch the recording below or on YouTube.


    Check out the rest of the scheduled sessions below and register for each that you want to attend! We've grouped some of the tools together while still keeping these sessions in a short timeframe.

    Eventbrite - Illinois workNet Resume Builder Series


  • 2017
    5/15

    SNAP to Success - Webinar Follow-Up

    SNAP To SuccessIllinois is proud to announce the upcoming implementation of the SNAP To Success program.  SNAP To Success aims to build upon IDHS’s current Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs (SNAP) Employment & Training (E&T) program by leveraging a federal funding stream new to Illinois to partner with new providers and ultimately help thousands of additional SNAP participants find employment, advance in their career and achieve self-sufficiency.

    The implementation of SNAP To Success is the beginning of a new direction in the provision of Employment & Training services throughout the State.  Click the following link to learn more about SNAP To Success: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=93875.

  • 2017
    5/12

    REGISTER - Resume Builder Webinar Series

    Illinois workNet has scheduled the next round of webinars and you don't want to miss out!

    Make an "optimal" first impression by creating your online presence with the Illinois workNet Resume Builder! More than just resumes, you can build cover letters, portfolios, and even practice live interviewing with these tools!

    Check out each of the scheduled sessions below and register for each that you want to attend! We've grouped some of the tools together while still keeping these sessions in a short timeframe.

    Eventbrite - Illinois workNet Resume Builder Series

  • 2017
    5/08

    Employment Rights Helpline Launches to Help People with Disabilities

    Equip for Equality LogoOn May 1, 2017, Equip for Equality launched the NEW initiative called the Employment Rights Helpline. The following was part of the news release:

    The Helpline is a new, free, statewide service to provide people with disabilities with legal rights information and advice, as well as self-advocacy assistance to help them navigate employment issues that arise. Equip for Equality is the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy System that safeguards the rights of people with disabilities in Illinois.

    To access the Helpline, people with disabilities can call toll-free: 1-844-RIGHTS-9 (or 1-844-744-7489) and a trained attorney will respond to the call. People with disabilities can also email the Helpline at: employment@equipforequality.org.

    Helpline staff can:

    • Discuss legal rights under the ADA
    • Answer employment rights questions
    • Assist with reasonable accommodation requests
    • Help understand options
    • Share fact sheets, sample letters and forms

    You can read the entire news release on the Equip for Equality website.