Recommended Websites

Online Job Application Resource Center – Offers a comprehensive database of printable job application forms and links to online application pages. Users may find an application by searching for a specific company or browsing by industry. Each company featured on has a detailed biography, which includes company history, service offered, and common job opportunities. Job hunters may also read our articles on resume writing and how to perform in an interview.

Work 4 Illinois – Provides posting and application information for current vacancies within the Departments in Illinois under the jurisdiction of the Governor.

Idealist – Connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

Job Corps – A free vocational training program for people ages 16 – 24 who qualify as low income.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Includes a A-Z list of jobs and their description, salary information, and future job forecast.

Monster Jobs – Search for jobs, join networking boards, sign up for job search alerts, and post your resume online.

Indeed – Searches for jobs across multiple search engines. – A gateway for U.S. government jobs.

CareerBuilder – Find a job, post a resume, create job alerts, get job advice and resources, look up job fairs, and join job search communities.

SimplyHired – Rate jobs you are interested in, research salaries, add jobs to a job map, and view detailed profiles of different companies.

LinkedIn Jobs – Look for jobs on the Internet and build a profile to network and connect with others in your job field.


Resumes and Cover Letter Books

Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers by Wendy Enelow

The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day by Michael Farr

New Resume, New Career by Catherine Jewell

Resumes for Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy


Jobs and Career Books

Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality by Jennifer Burns

Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources by Susan Echaore-McDavid

Work Your Strengths: A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match them to the Best Career for You by Chuck Martin

Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities by Daniel Ryan

Top 300 Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Every Field  by U.S Department of Labor



Share →