Careers

REMOTE ACCESS TO MOST DATABASES IS LIMITED TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESIDENT CARDHOLDERS


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Career Center (Tutor.com)

Live resume reviews. Articles on job search tips and interview preparation.


Company Dossier (from Nexis Uni)

Now part of Nexis Uni. After opening the database, use the "Menu" drop-down menu at the upper left of the page and select "Company Dossier." Millions of public and private companies, with contact information, analysis and news/industry links. No download limit.


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DigitalLearn.org

Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.


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Gale Business Insights

Formerly Business Insights: Global. A one-stop source for company profiles and analysis, including SWOT Analysesinvestment reportsindustry overviewsmarket informationcase studies, in-depth news & articles and more. Also includes Plunkett Research Reports.


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Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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GCFLearnFree.org

Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.


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Illinois Career Information System

Information on a variety of occupations, job search hints, a resume writer, and links to employers.


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Occupational Outlook Handbook

In-depth career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Path to Career Readiness

Self-paced, self-directed set of online and in-library activities designed to help new and returning job seekers develop effective resumes/cover letters, interview skills and workplace competencies.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Peterson's Test Prep

FORMERLY TESTING & EDUCATION REFERENCE CENTER. Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.


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Plunkett Research

This resource is no longer available. Plunkett industry reports are also available via Business Insights: Global, under Industries > Plunkett Reports.


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Reference Solutions

(Formerly ReferenceUSA) Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.


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Treehouse: Online Training

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

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Udemy (presented by Gale)

Gale Presents: Udemy (based on the Udemy for Business collection) offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, languages, job & career skills, arts, hobbies and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs). Also includes test prep for GMAT, GRE, PMP and other professional/technical certifications.

IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS  |  Using the Udemy for Business App (iOS & Android)


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