If you or someone you know needs help finding a job, we can assist you.
Mike Buhmann, Reference Librarian
Career Resource Center
Look for the Career Resource Center on the library’s second floor. You’ll find resources like:
- Career books with general job search advice.
- Information on career fields and industries.
- Guides for resumes, cover letters, networking, and interviewing.
- Job posting board with local job opportunities and information for other career programs and educational opportunities in the area.
One-on-one career help
Meet with a career assistant. Get help deciding on a career direction, review a resume, or practice interviewing skills. Set up a 30-minute appointment by calling us at 847-673-7774 or stopping by the Information Desk on the second floor.
Career programs & seminars
Every month we feature a variety of job search programs the library. We cover topics such as staying motivated in a job search, interviewing techniques, and online networking using LinkedIn.
Staying up-to-date on technology is also helpful when looking for a new career. The library offers a seminars and classes to help you learn the latest software, hardware and online applications. Check the library’s calendar to see what we offer.
Career Action Group
Develop an action plan for your next career. The Career Action Group meets twice a month to help job seekers discuss and set career goals. Individual steps for achieving goals will be assigned to be done before the next meeting. This is a drop-in event that meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 3-4 pm. Call 847-673-7774 for more information.
Our online job and career resources can help with your job search too. We also have online training and tutorial resources to develop your technical skills or to practice certification, employment or placement exams. Also, check out the career section of the Skokie Wiki for additional career resources. See our Jobs page for current open positions at the library.
Ready to start a business?
An option you may want to consider instead of looking for a new job is to start your own business. Check our Business Resources to find SCORE counselors and other resouces to help you get started. Learn more about our business services