Job Seekers - Linkedin to Your Job Search
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, in the Helen Plum Library Auditorium
Networking is a major tool in a successful job search. Knowing how to build an effective Linkedin profile, connect with others, and utilize group discussion and job boards is extremely important. Join Becky Brillon, of the Community Career Center in Naperville, to learn the basics and make the most of Linkedin so it can work for you.
To register, go to: http://helenplum.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp or call Adult Services at 630-627-0316.
Career & Training Expo - workNet DuPage
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00am to 11:30am, at workNet DuPage Career Center, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302, Lisle, IL 60532
FREE chance to gather information and briefly chat with career counselors about occupational training and certifications available through the WIA grant program at workNet DuPage. Registration required.
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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair - Aurora
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:00am to 1:00pm, at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Trail, Aurora, IL
FREE job fair hosted by University of Phoenix, IDES, IL Dept of Veterans Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce, & others. Includes a workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on job search skills starting at 8:30 a.m.
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JOB SEARCH TOOLKIT
COPING WITH UNEMPLOYMENT & RELATED ISSUES
COBRA-Continuation of Health Coverage
- How to continue your health coverage after a job loss.
- "C.R.I.S.", Community Resource Information System, offers information on food, clothing, elder care, child care and more.
Get Covered Illinois
- Get Covered Illinois is the Illinois starting point to apply for health care coverage through the Marketplace Exchange of the Affordable Care Act.
Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers
- Offers free job search assistance.
Illinois Hardest Hit Program
- For temporary mortgage payment assistance to households that are struggling with unemployment or underemployment.
People's Resource Center
- Offers emergency help with food, housing, job assistance, literacy, computer skills, & more.
CAREER EXPLORATION & TRAINING
- Find the latest information on occupations, wages, education and training requirements, outlook and much more
- A US Dept. of Labor site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals.
-Free online tutorials for learning Internet basics, Microsoft Office, computers, & more.
My Next Move
- A US Dept. of Labor site that offers career exploration that matches your interests & training.
- Explore occupational knowledge and skill requirements to see how they match with interests and abilities.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS)
- Covers hundreds of occupations and describes what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, and more. Also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
-Explore salaries for jobs in the US.
- Learn to type-Free!
FREE EMAIL ACCOUNTS
Hotmail - Microsoft's online email
WHERE TO FIND JOBS
JOB APPLICATIONS, RESUMES, & INTERVIEWING
Job Application Guide
- Includes information on how to complete paper, online and employer-direct job applications. Also includes job application examples and forms.
Online Jobs & Kiosks-The Riley Guide
- Provides information about employment/hiring kiosks and practice job applications.
- Resources for resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.