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Job-Seeker's Guide: Getting Started

Resources for your job search

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

Job search & assistance

Local resources

Job Search Engines & Websites

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.

Research employers

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

Recent articles

Get expert insights on navigating a job search during the pandemic.


Professional development

View YouTube recordings of library programs that help you build your skills and career, including:

  • Working with a Recruiter During Your Job Search
  • Public Speaking for Introverts
  • Using Zoom
  • 5 Tips to Dramatically Improve Your Presentations

Check the library calendar for upcoming programs.