Job Seekers - Get Hired with Twitter!
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, in the Helen Plum Library Auditorium
Get hired with 140 characters or less! Social networking expert Craig Engstrom will demonstrate how to make the most of this convenient (and now recommended) social networking tool. Attendees will be given free access to Craig’s online DIY Resume Program.
To register, go to: http://helenplum.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp or call Adult Services at 630-627-0316.
JVS Job Search Counseling
Every 3rd Tuesday, 9:00am - 12:00noon, in the 2nd floor Helen Plum Library conference room
Joyce Bogolub, of JVS Chicago-Career Moves, is now available to offer 30-minute, one-on-one, job search counseling at the library. Free & open to the public.
To make your appointment for Tuesday, October 20, email Joyce at email@example.com or call her at 312-907-0094
Chicago Hiring Expo with Chicago Bulls
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 10:00am to 2:00pm, at United Center 1901 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Hiring expo for service members, veterans, and military spouses. Sponsored by the Chicago Bulls, Hiring Our Heroes, the US Chamber of Commerce, & others. Event Schedule:10:00 a.m. Employment Workshop; 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hiring Expo.
For more information & to register, click here.
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.