Get a Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge_Emp 101
June 16, 2016

​If you need help with setting your employment goals or figuring out how you can reach them, Employment 101 is the tool for you. It includes:

  • A Pre-Assessment to check your current knowledge (but it isn't required).
  • A guided approach and planning tools:
    • Career and Training Research.
    • Job Search Organizer.
    • Achieve Your Goals Notes.
    • S.M.A.R.T. Plan.
  • A Post-Assessment to check what you have learned and to un-lock your certificate of completion.
  • A Certificate of Completion to add to your resume and portfolio.

Recommended Steps:

Use simple steps that:

  • Provide guid​ance through the process.
  • Present resources only related to that step.
  • Show related planning tool sections.

This means that you:

  • Are not overwhelmed with too much information at one time.
  • Know exactly which field to complete in the planning tools.
  • Can access all the information you need in one place.    ​

Related Resources:

Learn using related resources are that presented as you need them throughout the guide:

  • Articles.
  • Infographics.
  • Videos.
  • Slide Shows.
  • Skills and Interest surveys.
  • Resume and Portfolio builder.
  • Worksheets.

Planning Tools:

Create solutions by using the planning tools that are embedded into the guide. As you move through the guide, you will be prompted to save bookmarks and enter information.

These Planning Tools include:

  • Career and Training Research.
  • Job Search Organizer.
  • Achieve Your Goals Notes.
  • S.M.A.R.T. Plan.

Use the View My Plan link to see a side-by-side comparison of saved information.

Use the saved bookmarks to easily access detailed career and training information.

Get Started:

  1. Log In to your account or Sign Up using the links in the header of Illinois workNet.
  2. Click on My Dashboard once you are logged in.
  3. Click on Employment 101 to get started or access your saved plans.
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