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Whether you’re looking to advance in your current job, change career paths, rejoin the workforce, or find your very first job, the Library has programs and tools to help you reach your career goals. This fall we’ll be highlighting these within the Library, on our website, and on social media. 

Here you'll find info about some great programs we have coming up for job seekers and those looking to improve their job skills. We've also compiled some of the best online tools for job seekers and job skills building. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the Adult Services Desk by phone or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). 


Registration opens 30 days prior to the date of each program.

Resume Workshop Wednesday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. 

Ever wonder if your resume is as effective as it can be? Join us for a resume workshop with HR professional Bob Schlacks and get your resume in top shape. Register

Library U: Introduction to Project Management Thursdays, September 8 - October 13 at 7:00 p.m.  
Learn project management skills for work or home. Familiarize yourself with the steps of project management and the communication and leadership skills necessary to complete a project. Take this online, self-paced course at the library in a group. A librarian will facilitate this class. The content is offered by the University of Adelaide through the edX platform. This class meets for six weeks on Thursday nights. Register

Interview Skills Workshop Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. 
Brush up on your interview skills with HR professional Bob Schlacks. Register

Excel 2010 Basics Monday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.  
Improve your knowledge of Excel 2010 in this class. Learn the basics of Excel, including navigating spreadsheets, sorting data, using simple functions, and creating simple formulas. Register

Excel 2010 Advanced Features Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. 
Build on your skills in Excel with more advanced features like pivot tables, 3D sums, conditional formatting, and IF formulas. Register (September) Register (November)

Library U: Career Edge: Resume, Networking, and Interview Skills Tuesdays, November 1 - 22 at 2:00 p.m.  
Improve your job search skills with this class. Make your resume and cover letter stand out, learn to network effectively, familiarize yourself with common interview questions, and more. Take this online, self-paced course at the library in a group. A librarian will facilitate this class. The content is offered by Fullbridge through the edX platform. This class meets for four weeks on Tuesday afternoons. Register

Online Resources  

Career One Stop: Explore careers, find training, create a job search plan, learn about resumes, and more on this site, run by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Code Academy: Learn to build your own web site or polish your craft with free interactive coding lessons on HTML & CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Python, Ruby and PHP.

Goodwill Community Foundation: Complete free tutorials on career planning, cover letters, resumes, interview skills, networking, communication skills, GED preparation and finances.

Illinois Job Link: Look for work in Illinois. Upload your resume and apply to jobs through this job board, maintained by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Illinois Worknet: A portal for Illinois employment information, professional development resources, networking, job listings and more.

Learn How to Become: Learn more about various career paths, get resume tips, interview tips, and more.

My Perfect Resume: Browse resume templates and sample resumes for specific industries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Are you considering a new career path? This resource lists many careers and describes their typical responsibilities, qualifications, salary, job outlook and more detailed information. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

TechBoomers: Learn about online resources with free tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Spotify, Dropbox, Uber and more.

Triton College Career Services: Triton College offers job fairs, mock interviews, resume and cover letter help, online job listings and more. 

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