Illinois Job Link
Over 160,000 Job Listings, IllinoisJobLink.com is the state’s help wanted internet job board managed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Job seekers use it to look for work, which is a requirement to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Job seekers can create multiple resumes to emphasize different skill sets. Employers use it to post help wanted ads free of charge as well as search the resume database. A database search can identify workers with specific backgrounds and skills, such as a Veteran with a CDL license or other state certification. A search also could find a job seeker that could qualify the employer for a tax incentive, such as the Veteran Tax Credit or the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. IllinoisJobLink.com features Resume Builder and Resunate. Resume Builder provides step-by-step instructions to create an effective resume. Once built, the resume is immediately matched to existing help wanted ads that require the job seeker’s skills. Resunate scores the resume against a specific help wanted ad and offers suggestions on how to improve the resume before applying for the job. Resunate is freely available to anyone when accessed from an IllinoisJobLink.com account, regardless of employment status or eligibility for unemployment insurance. IllinoisJobLink.com is one way IDES meets its mission to encourage economic growth and stability through Employment Services for workers and employers; gather, analyze and share Labor Market Information; and administer the federal-state unemployment insurance program.