Jobs & Careers

Illinois workNet

Illinois workNet seamlessly connects people to local and statewide in-person and online services and is open to all Illinois’ citizens, employers, and education and workforce partners. Connect to resources and tools for job searching, resume building, career preparation and exploration, adult career transition, and referrals for work support such as financial aid, child care and much more; and programs for veteran and disability resources, assistance for dislocated workers and resources and guidance for laid off workers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Research any occupation. Discover the most recent median pay, what kind of education is necessary, the path towards landing a job in that occupation, and the outlook for the occupation in the future.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions is an online database that provides data for 24 million U.S. businesses searched by company name or custom searched by specific criteria. Reference Solutions includes additional databases for searching U.S. jobs and internships, U.S. healthcare professionals, and white pages for locating over 89 million U.S. residents.

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Job Search Writing

Get advice on job applications, as well as step-by-step guidance for crafting effective résumés and cover letters.


Codecademy is a free website with tutorials to teach users basic programming. It offers courses on Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, PHP and Python.

Job and Career Accelerator/Learning Express Library

Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Accessibility Toolbar