United Way of Adams County, Inc.

Work Ready Toolbox

Trouble landing a steady job?
Current job not paying the bills?

The Work Ready Toolbox helps job seekers connect to videos, tips and mini-lessons to build the skills expected in today's workplace. Definitions of the skills are located in each area of the toolbox. The resources for specific skills are also included with more to be added in the future as they become available. (Click underlined areas for link to a specific skill building resource.)

(Definition of Skills)
(Definition of Skills)
High Performance
(Definition of Skills)

Tools needed to apply for a job
and skills to show during an interview.

Prepare a Resume
Complete a Sample Job Application
Letter of Recommendation
     (written by employer or advocate)
Personal Preparedness
Enthusiasm & Attitude 
Teamwork Skills
Math/Computation Skills
Computer Skills
Listening Skills
Digital/Social Media Etiquette

Skills employees need
when they start a new job.

Flexible / Able to Adapt
Communication Skills
Goal Setting
Possess a "Can-do" Attitude
Reading and Understanding Material
Time Management 
Work Ethic

Skills an employee can develop
on the job that lead to career success.

Independence and Initiative
Life Long Learning
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Team Building
Technological Skills
Written Communication Skills
Business Ethics
Understanding the Big Picture

Job seekers needing help to create a resume, complete a sample job application or develop skills using this toolbox, can contact one of the following agencies offering job search assistance at no cost:

  • Workforce Service Center - 107 North 3rd (3rd & Maine) / (217) 222-1560
    Sessions on resumes and job search tips every Wednesday from 2 - 3 p.m.
    Sessions on job training programs and other resources on the first and third Tuesdays from 10 - 11 a.m.

  • John Wood Community College Career Services - 1301 South 48th Street / (217) 641-4941
    Career Counselors can connect job seekers to job training and programs to build academic skills.
    You do not have to be a student or alumi of JWCC. 

  • Madonna House - 405 South 12th Street / (217) 224-7771
    Preventation Staff can assist anyone in the community looking to build their work ready skills. 

  • Illinois workNet - An online resource to assist job seekers with resume building, training opportunities.
    Click here to access the complete Illinois workNet website.

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