Career Planning

Plan Smart.

Thinking about a career move and not sure where to begin? The WorkSmart Network offers a variety of resources, tools and services to help you plan and pursue a rewarding career pathway.

Career Planning Services

If you’re looking for in-depth career advice and career planning help, turn to us! Our workforce experts can help advise you on high-growth, high-wage careers available in our region. There’s no charge for services, though some services are based on eligibility criteria. Talk a WorkSmart Network representative today to learn more.

Career Planning Resources

Get informed and know what career pathways are right for you using the latest labor market information and career planning resources.

CareerOneStop | Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources with CareerOneStop–a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored web site.

HIRE Initiative LogoHIRE Initiative | A United Way of Dane County Initiative; HIRE helps participants navigate their way through the complex systems needed to get the job they desire. HIRE targets individuals ages 17+ who do not have a high school diploma and are seeking employment.


My Next Move | Developed as a part of O*NET for the U.S. Department of Labor, My Next Move is a useful resource for searching for jobs by keyword, browsing industry listings, or career interest exploration.

O*NET OnLine | The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Find information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with over 800 occupations. Free to use for both jobseekers and employers.

Skill Explorer | Skill Explorer looks beyond job titles to match you with new opportunities related to the skills and training you already have. Jobs you may not have considered. It’s a smart way to widen your career options and find a great job.

Wisconsin Apprenticeship | Information for individuals seeking an Apprenticeship, employers seeking an apprentice, or partners seeking collaboration. Decide if Wisconsin Registered Apprenticeship is the right choice for you. Earn. Learn. Succeed!

WisCareers | Developed by the University of Wisconsin, WisCareers is an easy to use, comprehensive website that encourages a self-directed and engaged approach to career exploration and development and job-seeking. (The site requires an access code, which is available at your Job Center.)

Wisconsin WorkNet | Access Wisconsin-focused labor market information including current employment and wage statistics, occupational profiles, high-growth occupations, and other data and career exploration tools to help you in your employment search.

Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Map | An interactive map highlighting health care workforce programs and offerings across the state of Wisconsin. Developed by the Health Care Workforce Alliance of South Central-Southwest Wisconsin, the map is a resource for those interested in health care careers.