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Lake Cook Career Collaborative
Get expert help for getting ahead in your current job or finding a new one: the Lake Cook Career Collaborative provides information and resources available to you at no cost from your local library. Look here for free webinars, too; no library card required. The collaborative is a partnership among Indian Trails, Northbrook, and Vernon Area public libraries.
Careers & jobs: general info
The Balance: Careers
Info and expertise on career paths, job outlook, and finding work, no matter your situation.
Occupation, career, and industry info from the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes training resources.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Profiles hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, the work environment, median salary, current demand, and future prospects. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Visual CV Knowledge Center
Job search tools, blog, as well as tools and guidance for creating and using a visual resume or CV in your browser.
Job search & assistance
Chicago Tribune Jobs
Search job listings on the newspaper's website.
Get Hired IL
Connects job-seekers with employers looking for workers. Provides one-stop shopping for workers at every level and of all backgrounds. Includes job opportunities (posted by employers), unemployment resources, virtual job fairs, free training opportunities, and free workforce development courses.
Illinois workNet Center
Workforce development resources for job-seekers and employers. Includes virtual job fairs, training, and other services.
Job Center of Lake County
Provides a variety of services for job-seekers, including career counseling, training guidance, financial aid for education and training, and more. Part of Illinois workNet Center.
Job Search Engines & Websites
Searches local and regional jobs. Includes salary tools, resume builder, job alerts, and other resources.
Get salary insights about specific jobs for specific employers and reviews describing the work life at companies.
Google for Jobs
Learn to effectively use Google for your job search.
Searches thousands of company career sites and job boards. You can also post your resume and research companies.
Professional networking site. Also includes job listings.
Find job listings; also, resume help, salary tools, and career advice.
Searches local and regional jobs, including internships. Includes a salary calculator, resume builder, job trends, and other resources.
Job Search by Industry
Improve your skills
Take online courses to polish your skills or acquire new skills. Log into these resources with your Vernon Area Library card number.
Explore 350+ online courses taught by experts. New sessions of six-week professional and personal development courses begin each week.
Learn at your own pace from industry experts who are passionate about teaching. Thousands of video tutorials on a variety of subjects — programming, business, design, photography, marketing, and more.
Learn about companies and organizations that interest you. Log into these resources with your Vernon Area Library card number.
Look here for company profiles for over 100 million private U.S. and global businesses, as well as, 6,000 public U.S. companies. Includes details on company executives and competitor lists.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)
Use this directory of 24 million U.S. businesses to create your list of job prospects. Filter by location, size, type of business, and other criteria. Includes job postings from Indeed.com.
Get expert insights on navigating a job search during the pandemic.