Help for Job Seekers
EPL’s second floor staff are here to guide you to resources and tools to enhance every stage of your job search.
Job and Career Books
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Explore Your Career Options
Whether you are new to the workforce or making a change, O*Net Online can help.
O*NET Interest Profiler – The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what kinds of careers you might like to explore.
O*NET Online – O*NET Online offers easy access to in-depth information on the 900+ occupations found within the U.S. economy. The O*NET Database provides information such as skills, abilities, interests, and work values, as well as links to labor market and wage information. The Skills Search feature of O*NET OnLine generates a list of occupations that require a range of skills similar to your own.
Find Open Positions
Indeed – Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 350M+ unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.
CareerBuilder – Easily apply to multiple jobs with one click! Quick Apply shows you recommended jobs based off your most recent search and allows you to apply to 25+ jobs in a matter of seconds!
IllinoisJobLink – IllinoisJobLink.com is a web-based job-matching and labor market information system. TAs a service of the public workforce system, IllinoisJobLink.com is completely free for you to use. Post your resume and search for jobs.
Monster – Find job postings, salary tools, and career tools for getting a job anywhere in the US.
Goodwill TalentBridge – Goodwill is helping thousands of people find work in the communities we serve, including 13 counties in Wisconsin and 10 counties in Illinois. Our experienced recruiters will help you find the right fit based on your job skills and experience.
NPO.net – The premier job board that connects nonprofit organizations and purpose-driven professionals.
workNet DuPage – Subscribe to workNet DuPage’s email list to gain access to a compiled list of new job postings. All leads are shared with workNet DuPage directly from an HR or company executive in DuPage County. workNet DuPage also offers a local jobs board.
People’s Resource Center – PRC offers a local DuPage County Jobs Board.
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) by Data Axle – Reference Solutions and Indeed.com team up to help you find your next job. Locate information on 11 million US businesses. Search using a number of criteria including zip code, company size, industry, ticker symbol, and more. Results include contact information, owner, major industry information and more. Need help? Try these training guides.
Create or Refresh Your Resume
Explore a wide collection of templates — from image-heavy templates perfect for architects and designers to more colorful layouts for advertising and marketing professionals. Free to use as is or as a starting point for your design.
Career Center from Tutor.com – Elmhurst Public Library Cardholders can access Tutor.com’s Career Center and submit a resume for review by an expert.
Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers – Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers are open to anyone in the community. Our Centers bridge the gap between the job seeker and local companies. We provide an array of services, including resume assistance, job preparation workshops, access to computers and other technology, job leads and a regular schedule of employer recruitment sessions. Services are provided at no charge to you.
Career Coaching and Interview Prep
workNet DuPage’s Interview Practice Workshops– Improve your interview skills at this free workshop open to the public. Don’t go into your job search without practicing first! Take a turn sitting on both sides of the table – as an interviewer and as a job candidate. Gain valuable insight and work through any nerves.
People’s Resource Center – Register with PRC to be matched with a career coach who will provide one-on-one assistance.