Resources for students

Creating a resume
The Wisconsin Job Center Network and the U.S. Department of Labor provide excellent resources for resume building, from designing and formatting to creating content.


Writing a cover letter
CareerOneStop, an employment resource of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a useful, concise guide to creating a cover letter.


Preparing for an interview
Concise guide to preparing for an interview


Comprehensive list of types and examples of interview questions provided by the Wisconsin Job Center Network


Interview types: what to expect and how to prepare 


How to dress for an interview


Choosing the right job for you
My Life! My Plan!, a Greater Milwaukee Committee-sponsored workshop, helps students like you make more informed career choices by better understanding your skills and interests, exploring career clusters and pathways, and interacting with business professionals in your community. To find a workshop at your school, visit



Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program provides employment opportunities in the city for high school youth and young adults, exposing them to the working world and improving workforce preparedness.

About Earn & Learn

Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program in the City of Milwaukee helps young people make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood by providing opportunities to develop work-readiness skills while they earn wages working in government, community- and faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Earn & Learn is operated jointly by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD). 

Earn & Learn is part of a regional effort ensure the economic growth and vitality of the Milwaukee metropolitan area by preparing young people to successfully enter the future labor force.