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Topics: career information, interviewing, writing a resume

Career Info in Illinois  | Career Info in United States
Improve Your Resume   |  Interviewing for a New Job


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Library Job Openings

Job Resources at the Library

Search for jobs using the Jobs Accelerator at Learning Express Library Online skills and occupational practice tests are available. Be knowledgeable about the companies you wish to join using AtoZ Databases . Use your FRVPLD library card to access these great products courtesy of the Library.

Career Info in Illinois

CareerPlace Event Calendar:
Networking Workshops and Job Skill Seminars
Location: 600 Hart Road, Suite 118, Barrington, IL 60010 Get directions
For more information:
Contact: Christopher Campbell
Phone: 847-304-4157


Harper College Career Center
Student Center, Room A347
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 847-925-6220

McHenry County College Career Services
Location: A257 (Map of campus)
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Frank Lanko at (815) 455-8576 or for an appointment.

Illinois WorkNet Office: Elgin Office, 30 DuPage Court ; Mon-Fri, 8:30-5 pm ; 847-888-7900

A one-stop service centers with staff committed to supporting and developing the workforce in their community. They help individuals find the services they need, and help employers meet their human resource requirements.

McHenry County Workforce Center: 500 Russel Court, Woodstock ; 815-338-7100

Using Social Networking Websites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) for Job Searching (pdf)

Classified sections for area newspapers :

Chicago Sun Times * Chicago Tribune * Courier News
Daily Herald Northwest Herald

*Tips for surviving job loss and seeking reemployment. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

Career Info.:

*CareerPlace Events Calendar

*Bureau of Labor Statistics : What do you like?

*Career Development & Job Searching guidelines developed by

*Career One Stop: Sponsored by the US Department of Labor contains links to job sites and career information as well as specific government and community employment, training and services.

*Elgin Community College Career Center

*Illinois Career Resource Network

*Illinois Department of Employment Security

*Most Lucrative College Degrees

*Occupational Outlook Handbook Edition
At our library under call number : 331.702 UNI. Use this resource to help you find out more specifics about jobs such as training and education, salary, etc.

*Quintessential Careers: 4,500 pages of free content to empower your success in college, career, life

*Schaumburg Library's Jobs & Career Website

*Surviving a Layoff

Illinois and Area:

*CareerPlace (in Barrington, IL): A "volunteer driven, non-profit agency dedicated to helping people help themselves as they develop search strategies, skills, and conduct an effective job search brought on by unemployment, career transition, re-entry to the workforce, or first-time employment."

*Elgin Community College Services for Unemployed


*Chicago Jobs

*Chicago Recruiter

*Elgin Community College Openings

*Elgin Illinois workNet Center: The site mainly describes the different programs and services available at the different locations, such as the one in Elgin.

*Fetch Me A Job (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)

*Harper College Openings

*Illinois Jobs: Designed for Illinois job seekers, career changers, individuals in transition, and youth entering the world of work. You'll find access to job sites, job search tips, career advice, support groups and counseling, and networking opportunities.

*Judson University Openings

*McHenry County College Openings


Career Info in United States

*Just Added! LinkUp: A free job search engine that brings you job openings direct from company websites. Listings are collected direct from the source -- the company's website -- thus removing the possibility of jobs being work-at-home scams, duplicates (from multiple sources), or stale job openings.

*America's Career Infonet: Part of a suite of online tools sponsored by the Labor Department, ACInet is a superb source of in-depth information on wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state labor market conditions, national employer contacts, and links to 5000 online resources.

*America's Job Bank: Jointly maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor and various state employment offices, this is one of the largest sources online for national and international employment. It offers job posting for employers and résumé posting and job searching by occupation, keyword, and zip code for job-hunters.

*CareerBuilder: With its efficient online recruiting service, résumé posting capability, and access to the classified ads of 45 daily newspapers, acquired from the defunct, this enormous job bank lists over 400,000 job announcements searchable by type, industry, company, and location.
*CareerJournal: The Wall Street Journal's free site covers all aspects of the employment search with versatile salary profile data and a calculator; relocation and retirement information; hiring trends listed by industry; résumé writing and posting; a large job bank updated twice weekly; and hundreds of articles.
Job Application Center: Find applications and information on how to apply directly to well-know businesses.

* Designed as the supplement to the classic job-hunting guide What Color is Your Parachute?, this website is an excellent primer for anyone new to online job hunting. Richard Bolles, the author of Parachute, provides a directory of useful links for job-hunters as well as advice for using online resources to aid their search.

*Jobs and Career

* Here is an impressive gateway to hundreds of useful links to accessible job resources and services listed by category or location

* This veteran features a tremendous database of information for the job seeker and employer, with a variety of resources for college graduates and chief executives alike.


* Supported by a team of experienced compensation specialists, this popular site features fast and easy-to-use salary, benefits, and cost-of-living wizards, a salary timer, college tuition calculator, job assessor, and other tools.


*Teen Job and Career Resources

Improve Your Resume

Books on creating resumes are found under the Call Number 650.14, come to the library and check out our selection! Or browse our resume books online in our catalog!

 * How to Write a Resume That Gets Interviews from the Open Colleges Blog.

* Microsoft Word Resume Templates: Download sample resumes and edit them for your specific experiences

* Resume Tutor : This service provided by the University of Minnesota will help people learn how to write an online resume, but will not help in assembling and formatting resumes.

* Riley Guide- Resumes

Interviewing for a New Job

* Career Planning & Job Interviews- "You'll find articles, sample questions, interactive practice tools, the facts on illegal questions, and fashion tips to help you succeed."

* site provides "some insights designed to help you successfully interview and get the job you want--and then negotiate the very best job offer!"

* Job Interview Do's & Don'ts

* Job Interview Tutorial for Job Seekers

* Career Advice

* Sample Job Interview Questions
* Job Interview Questions from

Jobs for Teachers

Kane County Human Resources Consortium:  Has teaching and school positions in Kane County.  

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