Jobs & Careers

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Looking for a job? The Library is a great place to start your job search, our resources can help you discover new career paths, gain new job skills, and find new job opportunities. The information below is intended to assist you with your career and job search. 

Jobs and Careers programs full calender.  Be sure to check out the Illinois workNet Center's work-from-home jobs and resources page.
Visit our unemployment resource page. 

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Local Employment Opportunities

3rd Annual Hire Lake County Job Fair (not a library-sponsored event)
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Location: Lincolnshire Marriot Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

This is a chance for you to meet face-to-face with employers from across a variety of industries. Click here to see a list of attending employers. 

Sponsored by the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, in partnership with the Village of Lincolnshire, Job Center of Lake County, and Lake County Workforce Development.

This is a free event to job seekers.

Free Parking is available.

Space is limited. Register here


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Jobs and Careers Programs

Catch up on the latest Jobs & Careers programs

Boost Your Visibility with a Professional Portfolio
Presenter: Bruce Bennett
Video Recording: Professional Portfolio


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One-on-One Help

Resume and LinkedIn Reviews

We've gathered a team of resume experts to help you land your dream job!

Learn more about our resume reviewers below:

Bruce Bennett is a LinkedIn trainer, career counselor, and coach who helps job seekers and individuals reach their full potential. With over 20 years of experience in recruiting and managing operations, Bruce has a deep understanding of the job search process. Bruce's coaching and mentoring services are designed to help people identify their strengths, develop their skills, and build their networks. 

Laina Krisik, CPRW, is a Career Consultant, Brand Strategist and Certified Professional Resume Writer with a unique, personalized approach to coaching that is the trademark of her successful practice. In all of her coaching engagements, she begins with building a rapport based on trust then asking thought-provoking questions, delving beneath the surface to discover her clients’ career passions.

Expert resume reviewers are available free of charge to Arlington Heights cardholders. Daytime and evening sessions are available at  


  • 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  
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Choosing Your Career

A career is the sum of your professional journey--one where you set goals and achieve them, acquire more knowledge and experience, take on more responsibility, and move into positions where you earn higher salaries. Finding a career that best suits you takes time. It can take weeks, months, or even years as you continue learning what you want and need in a job. Use the list below to help you begin that process.

Looking for a second career? The resources below will help you begin that process.

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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.
  • AbilityLinks: The leading web-based community for job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers.
  • 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.