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Skills
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Employability Skills


Job interviewing

Manpower's Interview Guide
Learn how to prepare, common interview questions, what questions you should ask, and more.

Resume building sites and links

Monster's Resume Help Center
Find resume writing tips, samples, and advice

OWL Resume Workshop
Find step-by-step processes and explanations on creating a resume

SIC Employability Skills class-course description

EMP 111 - This one credit hour course provides career development skills, job attainment skills, job survival skills, leadership skills and basic communication and math skills.  The EMP 111 course is offered in the fall and spring semesters.

 
Careers
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Career Interest


Online career interest inventories

Career Skills Match
Find out which careers match your skills

CareerOneStop
Department of Labor's career resource center

Interest Profiler
Get help finding jobs that interest you

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Career information about hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

What's Next Illinois
Career assessments and research tools for careers and options

Job Search
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Job Search Information


Local employment offices
  • Mid-Five Employment & Training
    303 S Commercial St,
    Harrisburg, IL 62946
    (618) 252-6020
  • Man-Tra-Con
    3000 W Deyoung St Ste 800B
    Marion, IL 62959
    (618) 998-0970
  • Extra Help, Inc.
    3911 W Ernestine Dr.
    Marion, IL 62959
    (618) 993-9675 – Phone
    (618) 993-8886 – Fax

ArrowIDES Illinois Department of Employment Security

Employment search websites

ArrowReferrals from program instructors are available.  Please ask your instructor for more information.

Annual fairs

Check the events calendar on the website for exact dates.

  • Illinois Regional College Fair
    High school and college students learn about transferring to larger instutions.  Typically 35 universities, colleges, and military personnel are on hand to meet with students.
  • Job Fair
    Employers with job openings attend the Job Fair to interview propective employees.  Persons looking for employment should come dressed for interviews and bring resumes with them.
Resources
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Campus Resources


SIC's services
Veteran employment information

FedsHireVets.gov
Feds Hire Vets is a resource for Federal veteran employment information.

Best Jobs of 2014

US News 100 Best Jobs of 2014
US News ranks jobs based on employment opportunity, salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security.

Networking
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Benefits of Networking


Articles and best practices

Mastering LinkedIn
Manpower's tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn account 

Social Media Profile and Your Next Job
SocialTimes article on how social media can affect your next job