Job Search/Community Resources


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September 22, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


September 17, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


September 9, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


August 31, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


August 17, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


August 10, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


August 3, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


July 27, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


July 16, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


July 13, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


July 6, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


June 29, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


June 22, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers

FB Live Workshops Week of 6/22/20


June 18, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


June 16, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


June 9, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


June 3, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


May 28, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers


May 26, 2020

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May 21, 2020

IDES Essential Hiring Employers

How do you adjust your job search in the middle of a pandemic?

Job seeking is stressful under the best circumstances. Read this article on job searching during the pandemic.

Five ways to stand out in your job search during a pandemic.


May 20, 2020

Do you know what an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is and how to write a resume to get past it?


May 19, 2020

Do you know what an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is and how to write a resume to get past it


May 18, 2020

Do these six things to increase your job security during the pandemic and beyond.

Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? Find out why that matters at work.


May 15, 2020

Are you getting the most out of your job search? Take the 'Master Your Job Search Quiz' to find out!


May 8, 2020

Check out these quick tips to Dress for Success!

Here's interview attire for men, that will help you make the best impact on a prospective employer.

Are you prepared to make a terrific first impression? Here is the best interview attire for women.


May 7, 2020

Use this phone interview cheat sheet to prepare a few key points ahead of time to serve as reminders.

Are you providing enough detail when answering interview questions? 

Are you proving you're the best candidate for the job?


May 6, 2020

Watch this short video to learn the basics of Microsoft Word.

Need some assistance navigating Microsoft Word? Visit Microsoft's Word help & learning page.


May 5, 2020

Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?

My Job Interview Didn't Go Well...Now What To Do?

Are you sabotaging your job search without even realizing?


May 4, 2020

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Coworker

Cobra Continuation Coverage - U.S. Department of Labor

Job Loss- U.S. Department of Labor


April 30, 2020

Top ten YouTube channels for Job Seekers to watch.

YouTube Tips for Job Seekers


April 29, 2020

How to get and stay organized during your job search.

Six ways to stay organized during a job search.


April 28, 2020

Are you making one of these seven mistakes that could be slowing down your job search?

Want to nail your next interview? Read this article for five of the most common mistakes made while interviewing.

Check out these five common resume mistakes that you can fix all by yourself.


April 27, 2020

Top Ten Skills Employers Want

Jobs Skills:  Learning the Basics


April 24, 2020

Do you know the difference between a cover letter and the email you send with your application?

Check out this great article on how to send an email cover letter.

Watch out for these seven cover letter mistakes that make hiring managers cringe.


April 23, 2020

Four Tips on How to Prepare for an Online Job Interview

Do you know the best way to set up for a video interview? Read this article so you will look and sound like a winning candidate.


April 22, 2020

Seven Basic Mistakes That'll Slow Down Any Job Search—and How to Fix Them All Today

Five Common Resume Mistakes That You Can Fix All by Yourself

Seven Cover Letter Mistakes That Make Hiring Managers Cringe

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Interview

Check out all the great and helpful tools you can find on Illinois workNet with this quick tip guide.

Illinois workNet is a helpful place to find online workforce development tips and tools & resources that are available for job seekers/employers, dislocated workers, & workforce/education partners.


April 21. 2020

Having a well-established professional network is such an important part of your career. Check out these four ways to keep networking while social distancing.

Join us as we take a look back at some of the great tips shared in the Networking Tools for Today's Market workshop.


April 20, 2020

Facebook may be the key to finding your new job.  Find out how Facebook jobs search feature can help you land you next job.

Not sure how to get started with your job search on Facebook? Here are easy steps to use.

Facebook is not just for socializing. Here are some techniques to get the most out of your Facebook presence.


April 17, 2020

Nine Best plus Free LinkedIn Learning - Lynda Courses

Join the LinkedIn Learning Blog

Use this LinkedIn job search checklist to learn how to attract employers, grow your professional skills and connect to new job opportunities through a great LinkedIn profile.


April 16, 2020

Test your knowledge about cover letters by taking this short quiz.

A cover letter is a one-page document that you submit as part of your job application alongside your resume.


April 15, 2020

When creating your resume think of it as your personal advertisement. Your resume is a tool for you to sell yourself to your prospective employers.  Here are the top 10 resume mistakes that could cost you the job.

Your personal qualities need to appear on your resume, and when done correctly they’ll stand out on your resume and get the attention they deserve. A resume must show potential employers a wide array of skills, work experience, and character traits that showcase you as the best possible candidate for the job. Here is a list of good personal qualities to put on a resume.


April 14, 2020

Let’s get a little more creative on your resume, shall we? Next time you update your resume, switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes. 

Your resume is arguably the most valuable piece of paper for your career. But this document can be daunting for many. Maybe you’re not sure how to fit in all your information onto one page. Maybe you’re not sure about the right way to format and write your resume. Maybe you don’t even know what the heck a resume is!

Ever wondered how to write a college resume? Check out this guide for recent grads.


April 13, 2020

Check out this video to learn more about mySkills myFuture and how it can benefit you

MySkills myFuture can help you find new career options to explore. You'll find details about careers that may be a good match for your skills. You'll also find local schools and training programs that can help you move into a new career and you can even view and apply for job listings in your area.

Looking for an assessment to help you find a new career?



April 9, 2020

How to Write Your Resume for Your Remote Job Search

Who's Hiring? Resources to Find Work During the Coronavirus

60 Best Remote Jobs Websites to Find a Great Remote Job (Fast) in 2020


April 8, 2020

The Job-Seeker's Guide to Making Your Resume Stand Out from the Crowd

Laid Off Due to Coronavirus? Here's What You Can Do Now


April 7, 2020

Master Your Job Search Workshop

Master Your Job Search Quiz

Job Board Tutorial


April 6, 2020

Resume Words: Keywords, Adjectives, Skills, and Power Verbs


April 3, 2020

How to Update Your Resume During A Pandemic


April 2, 2020

These Companies Are Hiring


April 1, 2020

Eight Tips for Combating Coronovirus Anxiety When You Still Do Your Everyday Job

Northern Illinois Food Bank - Finding Food


March 31, 2020

Low Cost Internet

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Community Resources Will County

IDES Taking Steps to Address Unprecedented Volume of Unemployment Claims