Job Hunting Resources

National Job Search Resources

These job search sources will include national, state, and local job listings. Some companies will post jobs on select sites or on all sites, so be sure to check out more than one search source! (
CareerBuilder is a huge web site – it allows you to search for jobs, post your resume, and access job search resources. It also allows you to set up job alerts to notify you when new postings are added. Please note: This site is designed for those people who are used to the Internet. If you have trouble navigating this site, please ask for assistance at the Adult Services Desk. (
This is a technology job hot-spot! Tech professionals will find a wide variety of resources here, from job searches to career fairs and advice. (
At this site, "job seekers can look through 8 million company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 400,000 companies – all submitted by actual employees – and search through over 22 million open job postings." (
This site is called a “meta-search” engine – it searches multiple job sites from one search form.
LinkedIn (
LinkedIn combines job searching with social networking. This is a great tool for finding out about jobs before they are publicly posted – after all, word of mouth can be the best resource for job hunting. LinkedIn does require you to register before you can utilize its networking tools. (
The “monster” of all job sites – and the most famous. Search for jobs, post resumes, and network with your peers. You can also research education paths and degrees by zip code. Please note: This site is designed for those people who are used to the Internet. If you have trouble navigating this site, please ask for assistance at the Adult Services Desk. (
Researching a particular job or career? provides salary data for a variety of jobs around the country. This site gives median salaries for various positions according to type of degree, region, employer, and so on. Well worth taking a look at.
Simply Hired (
Another meta-search engine, Simply Hired searches thousand of job search sites from one page. Simply Hired also allows you to locate salary information and identify national and local job trends. Very easy to use!
USAJobs (
“The official job site of the United States Federal Government.” Discover how and where to apply for government jobs, and learn about the hiring practices and policies of our government.

Regional and Local Job Search Resouces

These job search resources will contain regional and local job postings, as well as some national job listings.
Chicago Tribune’s CareerBuilder (
The Tribune Company’s job site includes national, regional, and local postings. You can post your resume, set up job alerts, and even find resume services here.
Chicago Jobs (
The Skokie Public Library’s comprehensive employment website links you to both job listings and helpful advice.
Craigslist (
While not a job search site per se, Craigslist is the new classified pages. Search here for a more eclectic choice of jobs, including an abundance of part-time listings. This is a great site for finding neighborhood jobs.
Illinois Job Link (
This free and easy-to-use tool “automatically selects and matches the best qualified job seekers with the most suitable employers”.
State of Illinois Jobs (
The official State of Illinois job site. Search for jobs by county, department, or job type. You can also download or print job application forms directly from this site.
Job Center of Wisconsin (
The official State of Wisconsin job site.

Job Searches Within a Specific Company

If you are interested in working for a specific company, don’t forget to search that company’s web site. Many corporations list jobs on their own web site before adding them to national job directories like Monster or CareerBuilder. To find a company’s web site, you can “Google” the company name, or contact the Adult Services Desk and we will find the company’s web site for you.

Company Directories

Looking to find a person or a business? AtoZdatabases will allow you to quickly find businesses and residents across the U.S. This database may be accessed from inside the library, or from outside the library with a WNPL card number.

Free or Low Cost Job Search Assistance & Resources

Career Resource Center (

From their website: “A nonprofit organization that provides professional assistance to individuals in employment transition – a unique service that would otherwise be lacking in the community and one that is delivered exclusively by a cadre of 110 plus volunteers.” The Career Resource Center, located in Lake Forest, provides outstanding resources for job seekers. Interview coaching, job advisement, and a computer lab are just some of the assistance you will find here. You may contact them at:

40 East Old Mill Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-295-5626
FAX: 847-295-5430


The Job Center of Lake County (

1 North Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
TTY/TDD 847-978-9008

The mission of the Job Center is to cultivate and connect our employers and workforce to fuel economic growth and well-being in Lake County.  The Job Center serves all members of the public.  We have resources for job seekers who may have a barrier to employment or a specialized situation including: veterans, youth, seniors, ex-offenders and individuals with disabilities. 

Last updated: August 25, 2017 AB