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Get help finding a new job, exploring a new career, writing a resume, networking with other professionals, and more.

Helpful Websites

The most extensive database of job opportunities, including international jobs.  You can sign up for a free account to post your resume and apply for jobs.  You can upload your existing resume or let Monster help you build it and then save it as a Word document for printing.

Career Builder

Another extensive jobs database which allows you to  post a resume and apply for jobs.  A good source for local jobs as well.

Simply Hired

A comprehensive job search engine which covers thousands of job sites and companies.  You can search locally, too.  For instance, you can search for jobs specifically in Hazel Crest or Country Club Hills.

Another comprehensive job search engine which also includes newspaper classified ads.  As an example, you can search for jobs within a 10 mile radius of the library.

LinkUp is a new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites.

Emurse Resume Builder

Create, share and store your resume online for free.

Illinois Skills Match

Based on your skills and experience, this website will match you up with suitable Illinois employers.  Enter your information and you are automatically contacted when opportunities arise.

Illinois workNet

Connects individuals with jobs, eduction and training opportunities throughout the state.


An online website for classified ads.  A good source for alternative job opportunities which might not show up in other sources.

Black Collegian Online

For college students and recent grads who need help with job hunting, researching employers, and accepting offers.

Quintessential Careers

Contains articles and links aimed at college students and recent graduates.

Linked In

A professional networking website which helps you meet the people who can help you reach your goals.  Sign up for a free account to connect with other professionals with skills and job experiences which are similar to yours.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Find out about unemployment insurance, placement services, job fairs, and training programs in Illinois.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore new careers with this guide to hundreds of job titles.  Find out the training and educational requirements, average earnings, employment outlook, job duties, and working conditions for careers you might be interested in pursuing.

Negotiating the Freelance Economy

A Wall Street Journal article featuring lots of websites to help you search for freelance opportunities in your area of expertise..

Work from Home Opportunities

 A magazine article exploring legitimate ways to earn money from home.  Be aware that some home-based work opportunities are scams, however, and stay away from companies that charge you a fee to start working.  If in doubt, you can always check a business with the Better Business Bureau.



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Use electronic resources available to Grande Prairie patrons

  • Learning Express Library - Take practice tests to help you pass a wide variety of placement and professional certification exams.  Take tutorials on subjects like resume writing, interviewing, and job searching.

  • Business Source Complete - Research potential employers by looking at Company Profiles, Industry Profiles, Market Research, and more.
  • America's Newspapers - Read local and national newspaper coverage of potential employers.



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