Let the Milwaukee Public Library help with your job search. The Milwaukee Public Library offers a number of online and print resources to assist job seekers. Listed below are resources available at Milwaukee Public Library and in the Milwaukee area on conducting job searches, applying for jobs, and writing cover letters and resumes. For more information please contact us.
Job Readiness 101
Tuesdays, 2-3 pm
View/Print PDF of Flyer (January-March, 2021)
Looking for a job? The library is a great place to start your job search, with resources for discovering a new career path, creating a cover letter and resume, and finding job opportunities. This series of programs on job readiness skills will be held virtually via Zoom and is presented by Annette DiZinno, a Workforce Connection Consultant/Specialist with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.
Build Your Resume
In today’s employer market, it’s not enough to have a resume that’s just okay. You need one that stands out from the crowd. But what should job seekers include to make sure their resume stands out among all the others? Register Here.
Key Words and Understanding the Applicant Tracking System
The maze of job search and resumes involves analytics, algorithms and applicant
tracking systems. Each of those are a means to scan, sort and search for the right person, the “Match.” Keywords are your way to match and land that job. Resumes are all about getting the attention of the recruiter. But first, that resume must get through the magical chamber of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). How do you improve your odds?
Biggest Resume Mistakes to Avoid
You’ve been applying to jobs like crazy, but it seems like all your applications are
disappearing into a black hole. It might be common resume mistakes you have
overlooked. Register Here.
Virtual Interviewing Skills
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to conduct job interviews virtually. Learn all the do's and don'ts to prepare for a virtual interview. Register Here.
- Goodwill WCC Career Portal
- Milwaukee Craigslist
- Wisconsin Job Centers
- Wisconsin Job Network
- Jobs that Help
- City of Milwaukee
- Milwaukee County
- Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business
- Wisconsin State Jobs
Cover Letter and Resume Help
- Career One Stop
- CareerZone Cover Letter and Resume Maker
- Introduction to Cover Letters and Resumes
- Live resumé assistance via Brainfuse
Books and More
Milwaukee Public Library has a large collection of books and other materials that can help with anything from interview skills to resume templates. Click a category below to see titles available for check out:
Upcoming Drop-in Job Help!
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