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Online Skill Building & Job Search Resources
Grayslake Library Databases
- Adult Core Skills, available in Spanish as well
- Build Math Skills
- Become a Better Reader
- Improve Writing, Speaking, Grammar
- High School Equivalency Preparation
- Build Basic Skills
- GED Preparation Assistance, in Spanish as well
- HiSET Preparation Assistance
- Career Preparation
- Prepare of Career Exams
LinkedIn Learning: Step-by-step video tutorials on a variety of skill building in software, apps, media, marketing, business, and technology.
- Career Building Videos in:
- Resume Writing
- Cover Letters
- Portfolio Building
- Certification support for the following:
- 3D Animation
- Education and eLearning
Watch career building videos in:
- How to find a job
- How to interview
- How NOT to interview
Illinois Worknet Center State of Illinois Workforce Portal, available assistance for employers, job seekers, virtual job fairs, and training and more services:
- Quick Start Guide for Illinois workNet
- Explore Careers
- Training & Credentials
- Qualify for Jobs
- Virtual Job Fairs
- Job Portal & Recruiting
- Layoff Assistance
Get Hired Illinois Connecting employers with workers
- Job Search Portal
- Resources for Employers, Unemployment, Job Seekers, Labor Market Resources & Career Management
Lake County, IL
- Jobseekers can set up a time to use the computers for a self-directed job search at the Waukegan location by calling 847.377.3450. Open for limited appointments.
- Remote assistance for job search and career transitions available, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Available resources:
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: Lists companies that are hiring now.
- National, State, & Local Job Statistics
- Wage Data by Area & Occupation
- Assistance with
- Job Search
- Resumes & Cover Letters
- Salary Comparisons
- Career Education & Exploration
- Developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration
- Provides standardized descriptors for over 1,000 occupations
- MyNextMove - assistance in helping you figure out your next job
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
- Assistance with
- Career Exploration
- FInding Career Training
- Job Search
- Resources for various demographics of job seekers
Career Development Basics
View our series of Career Development Basics videos on resumes, cover letters, professional references, interviewing, and resources made by our Adult Services staff.
Job Skill Development
View our series of Job Skill Development videos on Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google, Forms, WordPress, AtoZ Databases, and more made by our Adult Services staff.
Start Your Own Small Business
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- SBA is here to assist small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their own preparedness plans as described by the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
- Illinois Department of Employment Security: File online for unemployment benefits
- Illinois Legal Aid Online / Getting Unemployment Benefits: Explains unemployment rights during the pandemic
- U.S. Small Business Administration:Assisting small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their own preparedness plans as described by the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
- Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: Provides economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and IL residents. T
- Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance: Emergency assistance programs for Illinois small businesses.