Career/Job Resources

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Online Skill Building & Job Search Resources


Grayslake Library Databases


Learning Express Library (View a how-to Learning Express video)

  • 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
    • Interviewing
    • Portfolio Building
  • Certification support for the following:
    • Business
    • Design
    • Developer
    • IT
    • Marketing
    • Web
    • Photography
    • Video
    • Audio+Music
    • CAD
    • 3D Animation
    • Education and eLearning

AtoZdatabases:  Business and executive records, job openings by job title or description and send mass emails with JangoMail.  (View a how-to AtoZdatabases video.)

Watch career building videos in:

  • How to find a job
  • How to interview
  • How NOT to interview

Illinois Government


IDES: Illinois Department of Employment Securities File unemployment insurance claims and access job seeking resources.

State of Illinois Employment Opportunities Portal

Illinois Worknet Center  State of Illinois Workforce Portal, available assistance for employers, job seekers, virtual job fairs, and training and more services:

Get Hired Illinois  Connecting employers with workers

Lake County, IL


Lake County Employment Opportunities Portal

College of Lake County Employment Opportunities Portal

Job Center of Lake County: 

Career Resource Center

Chicago, IL


Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: Lists companies that are hiring now.

United States


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • National, State, & Local Job Statistics 
  • Wage Data by Area & Occupation


  • Assistance with
    • Job Search
    • Resumes & Cover Letters
    • Salary Comparisons
    • Career Education & Exploration

O*Net Resource Center

  • 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
  • MyNextMoveForVeterans

Career One Stop

  • 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.