Here are some recommended databases and websites to help with your employment search.
JOB SEARCH DATABASES
JOB OVERVIEW WEBSITES
The Riley Guide Provides many helpful links and tools for all aspects of your job search.
Quintessential LiveCareer Job search links, resume-building, interview preparation, and other helpful job links.
CareerOneStop The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s job resource hub for occupation exploration, career tools, and industry information.
Illinois Career Information System Free career exploration tools to learn about the world of work, choose a career path, and explore options for education and training.
My Skills, My Future Build a bridge to a new career with the skills you have attained in previous jobs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
JOB BOARDS AND SEARCH ENGINES
America’s Job Exchange A good source for non-executive, middle income diversity jobs.
Career Builder Search the classified job section of more than 150 newspapers. Searchable by location, job title, keyword and salary.
Indeed Thousands of job listings from job boards and company websites.
LinkedIn The world’s largest professional network.
Monster Upload a resume and search for jobs on this huge employment site.
Simply Hired Millions of job listings with information on local jobs, salaries, and employment trends.
LOCAL JOB LISTINGS
AbilityLinks A job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers.
Chicago Job Talk Chicago area job guide with job listings, links to networking groups and recruiters, and area employment news.
Craigslist Classified job ads for the Chicago area.
Metro Chicago Jobs Search for a local job, listen to career-related podcasts, and register for relevant webinars.
Career OneStop Worker ReEmployment The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s portal for unemployment benefits, special opportunities for veterans and ex-offenders, and financial assistance after being laid off.
Illinois Worknet DuPage Local resource for both job-seekers and employers who are looking for workers.