Our March 2021 newsletter is here. You are invited to join Forward Careers on April 6 and/or April 22 to learn how we can assist you to update or gain new skills to transition into employment quickly. Maybe you prefer to do it on your own, but could use some tips. Scroll down to our Transferrable Skills section for examples and learn how to incorporate them into your resume and cover letter. Also, check out the latest jobs posted on Job Center of Wisconsin and an available healthcare resource.

The Forward Careers Team is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm by appointment and virtually.

Visit our website to learn about other programs and services.

We have two WIOA: Adult and Dislocated Worker webinars scheduled for April 6 and April 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Join one or both of the sessions to learn about career and job search assistance available to individuals aged 18 years and older who have been impacted by a layoff due to a business closure, downsizing or bankruptcy.

The WIOA program can help individuals update their skills, gain new skills and get back to work in occupations that are high-growth and well-paying.

Did you miss March's "The Interview" webinar with Manny Lara, Director of Human Resources for the Progressive Community Health Centers in Milwaukee?

Manny provided insights on how to ace your next interview and how to impress the hiring manager. Check it out here!

High-Growth...What Does that Mean?

As the economy grows and technology develops, the career landscape shifts in response. This shift in job growth is tracked by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through its Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Locally, the Wisconsin Office of Economic Advisors lists "hot jobs" based on the following criteria: (1) median salary must be above the local median; (2) percentage change must be greater than the local average; and (3) have the most projected openings. 

Whether you are starting or changing jobs, are unemployed or underemployed, a veteran, returning parent or an older worker looking to up-skill or gain new skills and get back to work in the same or different field, Forward Careers can help you explore high-growth and well-paying jobs.

Consider joining one of the above WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker sessions to learn about our services and/or contact us.

Here's a look at 10 of the fastest growing jobs across Southeastern Wisconsin using BLS 2018-2028 data:

(Kenosha, Racine & Walworth Counites)


(Waukesha, Ozaukee & Washington Counties)
Why Transferable Skills Should be Included in Resumes

You may be asking yourself, what exactly are transferable skills and why should I highlight my own?

Transferable skills are the abilities you can transfer from one job to another. Including transferable skills on a resume is especially important for individuals who are changing job titles or who are moving to different fields altogether. They are also critical for recent college graduates who have little to no work experience and those who have been out of the general workforce for a while.

By including transferable skills on resumes, individuals can demonstrate to employers that while they might not have applicable and direct work experience, they do have transferable skills that can be applied to certain roles.

Examples of Transferable Skills
Transferable skills should be included towards the top of resumes, underneath the summary section. Present it as a bulleted list and consider giving it the title "Core Qualifications," or simply "Skills."

To help you get started, review the comprehensive lists of transferable skills below, which are divided into common categories to help you pick out the ones to highlight.
Demonstrating transferable skills on a resume example:

Server to entry-level marketing position -

  • Assumed role as a sales representative for the restaurant, upselling to achieve one of the highest sales averages
  • Prioritized numerous responsibilities simultaneously
  • Built a loyal clientele of regulars

Demonstrating transferable skills on a cover letter example:

Server to entry-level marketing position -

  • In addition to my coursework, I have employed marketing and customer service skills in the restaurant field. In my most recent server position, I marketed appetizers, desserts, and specials to customers that added value to their dining experience and helped me achieve higher sales averages. I would like to apply the same sales savvy and interpersonal skills in this marketing position.

Contact Forward Careers to add transferable skills to your resume and cover letter.

Source: CareerBuilder & LinkedIn
WOW Job Postings
The Department of Workforce Development Job Center of Wisconsin is the largest listing of current jobs available in the state. Individuals can:
  • Create a free profile;
  • Search for jobs by county and type of work;
  • Upload their resume and apply for jobs; and
  • Much more

We've pulled jobs by occupation category for the Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington Counties area. Check out the list of jobs below.
Community Outreach Health Clinic

The Community Outreach Health Clinic serves the uninsured and underinsured residents of Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital's service area. The clinic provides quality, limited medical care with dignity and confidentiality, using the services of volunteer professional staff. Oversight of the clinic is provided by a physician medical director and a clinical nurse practitioner.

Services Provided
Among the services provided at the Community Outreach Health Clinic are:
  • Non-emergency medical, dental care and pharmaceutical assistance, client referral to appropriate community resources, education and counseling to promote a preventative wellness lifestyle.

Patient Eligibility
To receive care at the Community Outreach Health Clinic, patients must meet the following criteria:
  • Live in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington or Ozaukee counties
  • Uninsured or underinsured
  • Adults and emancipated minors whose income from all sources does not exceed 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Minors under age 18 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or who provide written consent from a parent or guardian
Clinic Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Patients may schedule an appointment by calling 262-257-3393.

Address: W180N8085 Town Hall Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Forward Careers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Service Provider. If you have a disability and need information in an alternative format, including language assistance or translation, and/or need assistance with this information, please contact us at (262) 695-7800 or call through Wisconsin Relay Service 711. Funding provided by the WOW Workforce Development Board through the Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act/Emergency Recovery Grant/Department of Corrections Windows to Work, Department of Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor H-1B TechHire Grant, Department of Children and Families - John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County, & United Way of Washington County,