Research & Reference: Career Skills

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library. A Library card is required.

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Career Center

Search for a job, write an effective resume, or prepare for an interview with a career tutor.  Tutors are available everyday from 12pm-12am.

Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you. These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Search for a job, find career information, look up workshops and events in your area, and research data and statistics.

LinkedIn Jobs

A powerful tool for job seekers to research and pursue job opportunities tailored just for you.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Features profiles on hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, and more. Each profile includes also includes employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade.

Work 4 Illinois

The State of Illinois web-based electronic hiring system provides job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles, guiding you through the state employment process. Also has information about job programs throughout the state for disabled workers and veterans.