Jobs & Careers

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Explore Library services, resources, and programs that can help with your career and job search.

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Be sure to check out the Illinois workNet Center's work-from-home jobs and resources page

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Local Resources for Job Seekers

Local Organizations

Resources for Unemployed Individuals

Who's Hiring
PACE Hire-on-the-Spot event! 
Saturday, January 21, 9am-2pm
550 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights

Wiss-Janney-Elstner Associates, Inc
Job Fair
Wednesday, January 25, 1pm
1400 S. Wolf Rd., Building 200, Suite 200, Wheeling, IL

U.S. Census Bureau 
Position: Field Supervisor 

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Online Resources

Job Search Websites

  • AARP: Find opportunities for experienced workers. Match your years of valuable experience with employers that are committed to an age-diverse workforce. 
  • Chicago Tech+Startups:  Online community for Chicago startups and tech companies. Find startup jobs, tech news and events.
  • Disabledperson: A 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities.
  • Flexjobs: The #1 job site to find vetted remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities since 2007.
  • Glassdoor: The worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies.
  • Indeed: The #1 job site in the world with over 250M unique visitors every month.
  • Illinois Job Link: A robust, dynamic and comprehensive, web-based workforce development system for job seekers and employers. 
  • USA Jobs: Connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.
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Jobs and Careers Programs

Catch up on the latest Jobs & Careers programs

Your Second Act! Parts 1, 2, & 3
Presenter: Kelly Will, shewillbuild.com
Video Recording: Your Second Act!

Job Search Over 50
Presenter: Bruce Bennett
Video Recording: Job Search Over 50
 

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One-on-One Help

For Arlington Heights cardholders, an Info Services Librarian is available to help guide you to resources that may help with your job search. Complete our appointment form and someone will get in touch soon.

 Request an Appointment 

Resume and LinkedIn Reviews
Schedule an appointment today to have your resume or LinkedIn profile reviewed. Expert resume reviewers are available free of charge to Arlington Heights cardholders. Daytime and evening sessions are available at ahml.info/form/schedule-an-appointment  

Reminders:

  • Customers are allotted up to three 1-hour sessions per year.
  • Appointments are ONLY 60 minutes.
  • If you would like to follow up with the resume reviewer, please submit another appointment request
  • Reviewer will only work with you on your resume or LinkedIn profile. Reviewers will not write your resume for you.
  • If you need additional help with your job search, please request an appointment with one of our librarians at ahml.info/form/schedule-an-appointment  
 Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Opportunity Works

Internships with Opportunity Works

The Partnership can help you build your talent pipeline! Opportunity Works places hundreds of interns with employers in Suburban Cook County at no cost. Give young adults the guidance and experience they need to enter the workforce. For more information, contact The Partnership’s Program Coordinator Joshua Williams at jwilliams2@chicookworks.org or (773) 560-9980.

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Recruitment Cycles

The best time to apply for jobs is right now! The start of a new year brings about warm feelings of promise and new beginnings. Mentally and emotionally, individuals are motivated to start searching for new opportunities. January is a busy time for recruiting as new budgets start and staffers are generally taking less time off, and companies are anxious to fill positions after they had to pause hiring during the holiday season. This is the time of year when the greatest number of decision-makers are in the office together.

To get a jump on the competition, start your search right away. Update your résumé and LinkedIn profile, contact recruiters, setup up Job Alerts on LinkedIn and network

Wishing you the best of luck in your job search!