Jobs & Careers


Lost your job? Need a new career path? Check out our career resources.

Occupations, Labor Market Information & Career Exploration
IDES workforce & career information  Illinois career and labor market information
Occupational Outlook Handbook  Find earnings, job prospects, and working conditions
O*NET skills search  Identify occupations for exploration
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Exploration  Explore careers related to your interests

Job Loss
Illinois Worknet  The library is an IL Worknet Partner – ask staff for assistance
Illinois Department of Employment Security  Unemployment services and guidance
One-Stop Career Center  Unemployment benefits, update your resume and more

Local Job Information
Effingham Daily News  Classified advertisements for local jobs
Job Match Personnel Services  Professional recruiting, office staffing, light industrial
Innovative Staff Solutions  Temporary & temp-to-hire staffing, professional recruiting
Westaff  Temporary staffing, career counseling, job alerts
Indeed  Job listings from major job boards, newspapers, and company HR pages
Simply Hired  Search by keyword, location, job category, industry, or company

Specialized Job Sites
Government Jobs  Matches applicants with state and local government job listings
Employment with a Criminal Record  Helping unemployed people with criminal records
Absolutely Health Care  More than 275,000 health care jobs
Civilian Jobs  Specializes in placing military candidates into civilian careers

Online Networking & Interviewing
Linked in  Create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments
Facebook  Join a network that shares your interests or career goals Interview Information  Informative articles on the art of being interviewed

Resumes & Cover letters
Illinois Worknet  The library is an IL Worknet Partner – ask staff for assistance
eResumes Resume help, tips, formats, examples, cover letters
Help Now! connects students in grades K-12 and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-on-one help.  Tutors available seven days a week from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Military Careers
ASVAB Career Exploration Program  Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery help
Careers in the Military  Careers by job family and info from active military personnel  ASVAB prep, military scholarship database, and deployment prep
My Future  Sign up to receive information on branches of the service that interest you