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Careers & Job Hunting: Getting Started

Resources for building your career

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, Vernon Area, and Zion Benton public libraries. 


Lake County Health Department is hiring

The county is now adding positions to support the health department's COVID-19 education/outreach, resource coordination, and contract tracing efforts through the Pandemic Health Navigator program. These positions:

  • offer a living wage

  • offer a health insurance stipend, and

  • are grant-funded through June 3, 2022

Local community members with strong community ties are encouraged to apply.

VIEW positions and apply at

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.

Research employers

Learn about companies and organizations that interest you. Log into these resources with your Vernon Area Library card number.

Careers & jobs: general info

Job search & assistance

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