Internet Basics for Job Searchers
As you apply for jobs, you may need assistance with some basic Internet skills.
Computer Skills Training »
Determine your computer skill level and connect to online computer skills courses to achieve employment and training goals.
For hands-on computer assistance, visit a Chicago Public Library location near you.
Connect Chicago »
Find locations throughout the city that offer free computer and Internet access and technology training.
An email address allows potential employers to contact you for an interview or to let you know the status of your application. This list should not be taken as an endorsement by the Chicago Public Library for any of these services. Some widely used email providers are:
For many people new to the Internet, setting up an email account is one of the first things they do.
A guide to setting up and using a Gmail account.
Google Mail Tutorials »
Videos on signing up for a Gmail address.
Yahoo Mail Tutorials »
Video and screen-by-screen directions for using Yahoo email.
Keep in mind…
- Resumes and Cover Letters includes links to websites for creating, formatting and saving resumes.
All Chicago Public Library locations offer computers with free Internet access and LibreOffice software. LibreOffice is an open-source office suite compatible with Microsoft Office. The following LibreOffice components are available:
- Writer: A word processor similar to Microsoft Word or WordPerfect.
- Calc: A spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3.
- Impress: A presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.
Learn more about using LibreOffice to create documents such as resumes and cover letters:
Getting Started with LibreOffice »
User guides to LibreOffice.
LibreOffice Calc »
Video tutorials provide tips for using the spreadsheet program in LibreOffice.
LibreOffice Writer »
Video tutorials highlight features of the word processing program in LibreOffice.
How to Upload or Email a Resume »
(Susan Ireland’s Resume Site)
Online workshop on how to prepare, post and email your resume.