Thursday, September 22, 2016

Job Seeker Site Now Live

Wisconsin libraries and the Department of Public Instruction are very pleased to announce the new Job Seeker website, tailored to Wisconsin residents, businesses and communities.

Lego Worker
Worker - courtesy Pixabay
Users can browse one list to see the 100+ resources selected for inclusion in the site. They can choose specific types of job postings or resources on building job-related skills. 

The easy-to-use site features links to jobs in all industries and county or city government. It features information on job-search skills like writing a successful cover letter or resume, how to complete a job application, the best ways to prepare for a winning interview, and more.  

Job seekers who may be thinking of relocating can find information on housing.  The Local Services section offers information on Department of Vocational Rehabilitation offices, resources for Veterans and information that can help released offenders connect to employment opportunities.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) programs and services are embedded in the site, making it easy for users to toggle between materials available on the Web and those posted by DWD.

Libraries can link to the website, or embed the content on their own library websites.  Instructions and links to embed the site are available on the "On Your Website" page.  The site is designed to serve both librarians helping job seekers and members of the community ready to launch their own job search process.  
Wisconsin community mainstreet
Wisconsin mainstreet - courtesy Pixabay

More than 60 Wisconsin libraries helped develop the site, contributing recommendations for content, providing feedback on the site design and navigation, and now helping to spread the word. Thank you to everyone who helped create this valuable statewide job resource for libraries and the communities they serve.

If you would like additional information on the site, have feedback or questions to share, please contact Martha Berninger martha.berninger@dpi.wi.gov.

Written by Martha Berninger,
Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning