For your convenience, we've created a Jobs and Careers area, located on the wall between the group study rooms on the first floor. Here you'll find books on all aspects of the job search process, from information about careers and job hunting to interviewing and getting that new job!

Nearby, we've set up a dedicated computer with software and links you can use in your job search. These include Microsoft Office products such as Word that you can use in composing your resume or cover letter, as well the job search Web sites below. Staff at the Ask Us Desk can help you find any of these areas.

Databases | Job Search Sites | Chicago-Area Job Sites |
Job Hunting & Career Guides | Community Resources

 

Databases

helpnow

Brainfuse HelpNow provides live online tutoring from 2pm-11pm, plus a writing center (get individualized feedback on your papers) and a test center with practice tests for kids, teens, and adults (AP, ACT, GED, and much more!).

jobnow

Brainfuse JobNow provides practical tools for job seekers. Use the Resume Lab to receive expert analysis of your resume, get live interview coaching from 2pm-11pm daily, plus browse other career, resume, and interview resources.

Job & Career Accelerator is a resource to explore potential occupations, build a resume and cover letter, search for jobs, and prepare for interviews.

LearningExpressLibrary contains complete online interactive practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and many career tests. Also, includes skill improvement tests for elementary, middle, and high school students. Tutorials for Microsoft Office products, Windows and Mac operating systems, Adobe Photoshop, and more.

ReferenceUSA is a telephone directory of over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses (including historical data) and 89 million residential phone numbers. Search by industry or yellow page heading and limit by sales, business size, or geographical location. Also explore consumer and lifestyle data. Great for creating marketing lists or searching for a new job.

 

Job Search Sites

CareerBuilder.com
Search over 1 million jobs at the U.S.'s largest online job site.

Indeed.com
Indeed makes it easy for you to drill down by keyword and location to jobs that fit your requirements precisely. Find jobs from job sites, newspapers, associations, and company career pages.

Jobs 4.0
Job opportunities for candidates 40 and over.

LinkUp.com
Searches over 20,000 company websites.

Monster.com
Lists over a million jobs as well as resume management and career guidance. Get advice on job hunting strategies, resumes, interviews, networking, and more.

Simply Hired
A job search engine. Search millions of job listings from across the web.

SnagAJob.com
Part-time, restaurant, hourly, summer jobs; listings, resources, guidance, advice. Youth oriented, but not exclusively.

USA Jobs
The official source for jobs with the U.S. federal government.

Work 4 Illinois
View job postings and application procedures for State of Illinois employment opportunities.

 

Chicago-Area Job Sites

Local Job Ads: Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Tribune | Daily Herald

ChicagoJobTalk
Get the classified ads from Chicago newspapers, develop leads through local associations and find links to area networking and support groups.

Chicago Job Fairs
Lists job fairs, career fairs, employments fairs, and open houses in the Chicago metro area.

ChicagoJobs.com
Job search engine focused exclusively on Chicagoland's 11-county area.

College of DuPage - Career Services
Search for jobs, get job search training and employment assistance.

Illinois Department of Employment Security
Links to information about unemployment insurance, IllinoisJobLink.com (match your skills to Illinois job openings), and State of Illinois jobs.

MetroChicagoJobs
Find local jobs and career resources.

WorkNet DuPage Career Center worknet
Provides employment counseling and training services for county residents.

 

Job Hunting & Career Guides

About.com: Job Searching
Read a job search blog from expert Alison Doyle. Check out articles on job search advice, resumes, cover letters, networking, and much more.

CareerOneStop
Sponsored by the US Department of Labor. Provides resources for job seekers and students. Explore careers, get tips on writing resumes, interviewing, networking and finding jobs. The Skills Profiler helps you identify existing skills and to match those skills to job titles.

CIS CLICK (Illinois Career Information System)
From the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Has information on more than 700 different careers in the state of Illinois.

College Grad Job Hunter
Interview tips, resume preparation, and job postings directed toward the first time job hunter.

LinkedIn.com
Join the network of over 120 million professionals to connect with colleagues and classmates and to explore job opportunities. Visit the official LinkedIn YouTube channel for tips on everything from creating your account to discovering new features.

MSN Careers with CareerBuilder: Interview Tips
Helpful articles to guide your job interview. Check out CareerBuilder.com's related resume and cover letter writing sections.

O*Net Online
Developed for the U.S. Department of Labor. Interactive Web site to explore occupations related to a person's skills. Descriptions of occupations are also included. Also check the Occupational Outlook Handbook for career descriptions, requisite training and education, estimated earnings, and projected job openings.

The Riley Guide
One of the best sites for online job searching, resume advice, networking, and just good "how to search for a job" information.

Susan Ireland.com
Resume and cover letter advice from the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume.

 

Community Resources

College of DuPage Career Services Center
Career and job assistance is provided to students, alumni and residents of Community College District 502. College Central Network lists job postings online--free registration required. DuPage Executive Network offers career transition help to senior-level executives and professionals.

ChicagoJobTalk: Networking & Support Groups
Find networking and support groups by geographic location. Includes contact information and meeting times.

IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security)
Open to anyone seeking unemployment benefits. If you are seeking unemployment compensations benefits, you may go to any of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Offices.

Illinois workNet worknet
Offers resources for use throughout the job search process (researching jobs, preparing for and conducting the search, locating training opportunities and work support services). It has recruitment and training information for business owners plus resources for job seekers with disabilities. There’s also extensive information about current hot careers.

Lisle Township Job Club
The Lisle Township Job Club is open to anyone and meets Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Woodridge Public Library for help on resume writing. The club cosponsors the Support and Networking Group which meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Community Center in Naperville. For more information, call 630/968-1880.

People's Resource Center - Westmont
Job Search Assistance helps low income residents of DuPage County secure and maintain employment. Searching for a job can be very difficult. To make the process easier, the Job Search Assistance Program provides clients with one-on-one mentoring at every step along the way.

WorkNet DuPage worknet
Located in Lisle, the workNet DuPage Career Center is DuPage County’s premiere location for training, developing, and connecting the local workforce.