Career Planning


Plan Smart.

Thinking about a career move and not sure where to start? We offer 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, but some services are based on eligibility criteria. Talk to a WorkSmart Network representative today to learn more.


Career Planning Resources

Get information 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 website.

HIRE 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 hav a high school diploma and are seeking employment. A United Way of Dane County Initiative.

My Next Move | Developed as 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 for 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. These may be jobs you may not have considered. It's a smart way to widen your career options and find a great job.

Wisconsin Apprenticeship | Wisconsin Apprenticeship offers 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!

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

WisConomy | 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. Formerly Wisconsin WorkNet.

Wisconsin Healthcare Workforce Map | This is an interactive map that highlights healthcare 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 healthcare careers.