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Jobs & Careers

Library Databases


JobNow is a database designed for individuals researching careers and looking for jobs.

It includes:

  • Carefully-selected job resources, including an exclusive partnership with eParachute
  • The ability to connect to an expert JobNow Coach to learn efficient job search strategies
  • Expert resume and cover letter writing assistance, including resume templates available for download and resources for producing better resumes.
  • Live online job interview practice from JobNow coaches
  • Foundational, career-enhancing skills, along with test preparation (including the High School Equivalency and the US Citizenship tests) and a unique academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library offers learning centers with educational training for all levels of school, college, career, and life skill improvements. You can search for guidance, resources, practice tests, and video tutorials in English or Spanish.

Reference USA

Reference USA is an online database that provides data for 24 million U.S. businesses searched by company name or custom searched by specific criteria. Reference USA 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.

Other Resources

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The government’s premier source of career guidance, featuring hundreds of occupations. Revised every 2 years. Learn what training, education, and/or experience is required, see projections for job opportunities, and research salary ranges.

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.

Job Opportunities with DeKalb Public Library

Job Opportunities with Northern Illinois University

Job Opportunities with the City of DeKalb

Job Opportunities with DeKalb County

Job Opportunities with the State of Illinois

Job Opportunities with the Federal Government