On the Job
A successful job search begins with a good overall job search strategy. Your goal is not to find every job posted on the Internet! Use search tools to find recent job listings that best fit your skills and interests.
The My Illinois workNet Notes tab (requires a login) to store your notes, track company websites, log application dates, searched keywords, and other related information.
Looking to make a change? These were voted the top places to work in the Chicago area based on several criteria:
1 Centro LLC | 2 Microsoft Corp. | 3 Tasty Catering Inc. | 4 NetApp Inc. | 5 McTigue Financial Group | 6 Robert W. Baird & Co. | 7 Assurance Agency Ltd. | 8 Skender Construction Co. | 9 Chubb Corp. | 10 Plante Moran PLLC | 11 Digitas | 12 Deloitte LLP | 13 Optimus | 14 BDO USA LLP | 15 Transwestern | 16 SWC Technology Partners | 17 FactSet Research Systems Inc. | 18 Coyote Logistics LLC | 19 Grant Thornton LLP | 20 Rightpoint Consulting LLC
The Veteran’s Rapid Employment Initiative (VREI) is a free service funded by the State of Illinois for recently discharged veterans who want to start a career in manufacturing.
Crain’s Chicago Business recently published an excellent video article covering the impact of this fast-track program, designed for highly-motivated veterans with basic manufacturing skills and a desire to work. The 2-week “Manufacturing Bootcamp” is designed to prepare you for high-demand job opportunities in today’s advanced technical manufacturing careers. After the bootcamp, a free VREI “Job Fair” allows you to meet participating employers and participate in job shadow opportunities before making a decision. Space is limited to 17 qualified veterans.