Job & Career
Looking for a job? Explore Library services, resources, and programs that can help.
Book a Librarian
Need help with job & career resources? Contact Business Librarian, Claire McCully.
Consult with a career expert for resume help, LinkedIn profile review, and job search strategies for any stage of your career. Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one appointment. Register here and select Virtual Career Counseling Appointment or call 847-729-7500 x7700. Preference given to Glenview Library cardholders.
Navigating Your Job Search
Tuesdays in November, 7-8 PM • Via Zoom
Local career professionals will share tips and strategies for navigating a job search today.
November 2: Looking for a Job Today
The job market has changed dramatically. Career librarian Mike Buhmann will go over essential portfolio-building tools and present how you can develop the knowledge and skills to land the job you want.
November 9: Resumes and Marketing Material
Career professionals Jerry Donahue and Joan Neumahr share the best ways to market yourself today. Learn techniques to create an optimal resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and more.
November 16: Informational Interviewing
Get an edge on the competition by networking your way to your next career. Martin Gahbauer of Elmhurst University will share how you can take control of your job search by conducting a series of directed interviews that will develop your network and help you land a good job.
November 23: Interviewing in the Virtual Age
During the pandemic, most interviewing is done on the phone and by computer. Long-time human resources professional Frances Price will explain the techniques for looking and sounding your best in an online interview.
To register, call 847-673-7774 or register via the Skokie Library program calendar. Presented in collaboration with Wilmette Public Library, Morton Grove Public Library, Evanston Public Library, Lincolnwood Public Library, and Niles-Maine District Library.
Job & Career Events
The Lake Cook Career Collaborative is a powered by group of Chicago-area librarians with expertise in employment and career services. The Collaborative helps local residents who are unemployed or underemployed make their next career move by connecting them with expert-led workshops, on-demand online training and other job search and career development resources offered at no cost through area public libraries.
The North Suburban Cook County American Job Center offers services, resources and workshops for job search and career transitions. Offices located in Arlington Heights.
National Able Network offers job seekers personalized support through career coaching, career training, and career connections. Offices located in Skokie and Evanston.
Career Resource Center offers education, training, coaching, and guidance for job seekers. Offices in Lake Forest. *Membership requires a fee. Nonmembers are welcome to attend events for a small fee.
Prepare for a Career
Access live online career coaches, create resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews and career exams, gain workplace skills, discover career matches, and identify employers with Library databases. Resume builder tools are available in JobNow and Learning Express Library.
Job & Career Online Resources
Build resumes and cover letters, interview with confidence, explore careers, and navigate career transitions with the assistance of these online resources.
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