Careers in Construction Industry CISCO maintains a complete listing of all Building Trade Apprenticeship programs in
northeastern Illinois. The listing includes all information needed to apply for and
be accepted in an apprenticeship program.
Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) Chicago Women in Trades works to increase the number of women in the skilled trades
occupation and to remove the obstructions that keep women from entering and remaining
in nontraditional careers. Utilize their site to ask questions and view news and updates
in the world of women's trades.
Federation of Women Contractors The Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) is committed to the advancement of entrepreneurial
women in the construction industry. Its 100-plus members include general contractors,
subcontractors, suppliers and service related firms representing all facets and of
Guide to Career Choices These guides provide job descriptions, job outlooks, wage information, and lists the
education and training requirements for various occupational groupings within career
Guide to Career Education Lists "The Complete Guide" series to various occupations including "The Complete Guide
to Landing a Green Job."
JobHuntersBible Take an interactive test to learn more about yourself, create a resume, find out about
places, fields, companies and salaries, look at job openings and get answers to frequently
asked questions about job-hunting.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) The Bureau of Workforce Development encourages statewide economic development by cultivating
a well-trained workforce. The Bureau identifies youth, adults and dislocated workers
who are eligible for assistance under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), assesses
their employability skills and provides training in areas of growing employment demand.
Illinois WorkNetTM Illinois WorkNetTM is a free, online resource that provides career, education and work support information
for all Illinois residents and businesses.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 30 The Painters and Allied Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund provide apprenticeships
for those wishing to learn a multitude of skills in the painting trade. This training
prepares the apprentice for profitable employment as well as develops the necessary
background for good citizenship and craftsmanship.
Mapping Your Future Take a guided tour of planning a career. On this tour, you can find out how to choose a career and how to reach your goal.
You can also pick up useful tips on job hunting, resume writing and job interviewing
Occupational Outlook Handbook An excellent starting place to search for employment information on specific occupations
based on data supplied by the federal government on choosing a career and finding
Personality Type What's your personality type? Take the quiz on this site and find out. Using the Myers-Briggs
Type Indicator (MBTI), learn more about yourself and the people in your life.
Salary Wizard The Salary Wizard database contains salary information on thousands of job titles.
The Salary Wizard also calculates salaries based on job title and geographic location.
Self-Directed Search (SDS) Take this Self-Directed Search (SDS) and find a job that matches your skills and interests.
More than 20 million people worldwide have used the SDS to make informed career choices.
(There is a charge for this test.)