Having a well written resume and cover letter, demonstrating professional soft skills, and having the right references play an important role when searching and applying for employment.  These resources will help you build on these skills so you are prepared to network with employers.

Job Search Skills Booklet

This handbook is an extremely valuable tool for students who are seeking a job. Within it, you’ll find detailed information on how to complete applications, develop resumes, create cover letters and prepare for an interview.

  • Job Hunting
  • Cover Letters & Resumes
  • Portfolios
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Interview Prep
  • Common Interview Questions
  • During the Interview
  • Job Shadows, Mock Interviews and Workshops

Download the Job Search Skills Booklet

Soft Skills Guides

When trying to land a job, the little details can have a big impact. While technical skills are crucial for any job seeker, they need to be paired with soft skills to truly be effective. Our soft skills guides take you through some of the most overlooked soft skills in the job search process, such as giving a proper handshake and displaying an attitude of gratitude.

Get the Reference, Get the Job

Reference Form Instructions

The student reference form is used by students who are seeking a job or an internship and wish to gain a reference from an instructor.

When you complete this form online, your instructor will be notified to complete the reference form and will email it to the designated employer. If no designated employer is provided, you will need to provide your instructor with an employer's email at a later time and will not need to complete this form again.

Student Reference Form

Find a Job

Handshake is a statewide employment resource for students and alumni who attend or have attended a WI technical college. The site allows students and alumni to search for employment and internship opportunities, connect with employers, complete job applications, and view upcoming campus events. The Handshake website provides a number of benefits for its stakeholders.

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Access Handshake

Have Questions?

To learn more about Career Services, please contact Ben Bliese.

Ben Bliese

Ben Bliese

Career and Employer Services Coordinator
Ben coordinates the high school Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program and works with employers and students to offer career services.