RiseKit is here to help! We make it easy, straightforward and fast to get connected to actively hiring Chicago employers and training providers.
Once you sign up, you can:
Explore entry-level employment opportunities
Receive help with your resume and interview preparation
Get connected to support services
Explore entry-level employment opportunities
Are you committed to being an active participant in achieving your goals? If so…let’s go!
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Has your criminal background held you back in life? Has your background made it hard for you to find or keep a job? Are you looking to increase your skill set through job training programs? Are you in need of supportive services like work clothing or food resources? Click here to connect with our Career Navigator for one-on-one support!Get Started
Are you looking for your first job or an entry-level position to help build your career? Are you looking to earn a certification or credential to increase your employability? Are you looking for support with resume writing and interview preparation? Click here to connect with our Career Navigator for one-on-one support!Find A Job
¿Está buscando su primer trabajo o un puesto de nivel de entrada para ayudarlo a desarrollar su carrera? ¿Está buscando obtener una certificación o credencial para aumentar su empleabilidad? ¿Estás buscando apoyo para escribir un resumen y la preparación de entrevistas? ¡Haga clic aquí para conectarse con nuestro Career Navigator para recibir apoyo personalizado!Habla EspaÑol
We started this resource hub full of a network of hiring employers and support services because we listened to the Chicagoans who need it the most. We know that when you need help, your government should be the place you turn to get the assistance you need without the runaround and red tape that is usually found when working with government agencies.
Our delegation of over 50 agencies offers services for moms, veterans, returning citizens, those looking for mental health services, or those who know they need help but are unsure what their options are. If you’re having trouble navigating the site, please visit our support page, and we’ll take it from there.
RiseKit client Tramon is an excellent example of how hard work can help you make better choices in life. He faced multiple barriers to employment due to his involvement with the justice system, and RiseKit’s Career Navigator helped him remove those barriers through upskilling, training, and determining his short-term and long-term goals. He is now in the application process for several paid, reentry workforce development programs.
Tramon no longer feels overwhelmed due to having RiseKit in his corner and appreciates the simplicity of its technology. He also loves the text messaging function and the fact that he can communicate with the company from the comfort of his cell phone.
Sharon came to RiseKit concerned about age discrimination. She was having financial difficulties and worried that no company would take a chance on her because of her age. RiseKit’s Career Navigator helped Sharon update her resume and get the interview training she needed to land her dream role.
Sharon has now secured full-time, remote employment as a marketing coordinator at Cigna. RiseKit also connected her to its community partners to help improve her overall financial situation.
Working with RiseKit’s Career Navigator gave Marcus hope. As a justice-involved young adult, he felt defeated because many companies would not hire him due to his background. RiseKit helped Marcus update his resume and introduced him to various resources and training opportunities to help him become more competitive and secure and maintain gainful employment. He is now applying for a paid training program that focuses on computer-animated design, robotics, and welding.
Marcus said that he appreciates the one-on-one assistance from RiseKit and that the company invests in—and believes in—people like him.
Randy was frustrated over where he was in his job search. As a returning citizen, he was turned down for several jobs and had limits on where he could go and live. Thanks to his work with RiseKit’s Career Navigator, he has now secured full-time employment at a livable wage and is well on his way to financial independence. He is also saving up for his own apartment.
Ariana was working as a paralegal and in desperate need of a career change. She partnered with RiseKit’s Career Navigator to update her resume and highlight how her paralegal skill set can be applied to other industries. RiseKit also held mock interviews to help Ariana articulate how her legal skills could translate over into education. Ariana received a full-time job offer from Chicago Public Schools and is working as a teacher’s aide.