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

Summer Intern - VivaValet
Around Chicago, IL or Cook County, IL (Hybrid - Remote and Field)

VivaValet is an early stage tech startup that supports the elderly to live at home independently. Our goal is to provide services that make it easier and safer for senior citizens to live their most fulfilling, independent lives at home. The internship will run from Mid-June to late August and will feature both face to face as well as virtual daily tasks. Candidates will be evaluated for employment opportunities after the internship period has ended.Submit your application to: To apply for this job, please send your cover letter and resume to

Opportunity Summer is a paid summer internship program that matches youth in suburban Cook County with career exploration internships. The seven-week program runs during summer months (June through August) providing residents ages 16-24 with internships paying $15 an hour, 25 hours a week. 

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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

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  


  • 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.