Careers

B

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.


Video Tutorial    

C

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.


Corporate Affiliations

Detailed descriptions and in-depth executive listings for larger companies.


D

DigitalLearn.org

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


G

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.


I

Illinois Career Information System

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


O

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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


P

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

Plunkett Research

Industry statistics trends and company analysis.


Video Tutorial    

R

ReferenceUSA / Reference Solutions

NOTE: Name changed to "Reference Solutions." Business directory, residential listings, demographics and health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists.


Video Tutorial    

T

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.


Video Tutorial    

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):

    • Treehouse Festival--July 27-31:  Free 5-day online event focused on careers in coding, working from home and developing 21st century skills. Register here.
    • Livestreamed training sessions via their YouTube channel. Check back every few days for updates.
    • YouTube edition of their "How to Work Remotely" tutorial.
    Arlington Heights cardholders only

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    U

    Udemy for Business (presented by Gale)

    Online card registrants will have access after they receive their permanent library card. If you are unable to access your existing account, CONTACT US (select "Tech Help" as your feedback topic).

    Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, job & career skills, and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs)

    IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS