Job seekers

If you or someone you know needs help finding a job, we can assist you.

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.

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.

Job Talk Online Networking Group

Networking is the still the best way to find a job. Job Talk provides an opportunity to interact with fellow job seekers and share leads and tips for a successful job search. This hour-long online program is moderated by career librarian Mike Buhmann and meets every Thursday afternoon at 3 pm. Visit our calendar or call 847-673-7774 to sign up.

Online resources

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.

Watch episodes of our Navigating the Job Search series, or brush up on essential job skills on our YouTube events channel.

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.