Finding a Job

Search Job Listings

Indeed
Search job listings posted on countless websites.

Idealist
Search for jobs that make a social impact. Find listings in education, community organizing, local government, social justice and other nonprofit fields.

City of Chicago Employment Services
Apply for jobs in city government. Please note, employees must live in the City of Chicago.

Illinois Job Link
Find jobs in Illinois. From the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

USAJobs
Search for jobs in the U.S. government.

Create a Resume

GotResumeBuilder.com
Create a resume using prepared templates.

Introduction to Resumes
Learn what a resume should include and how to format it.

Microsoft Office Resume Templates
Download resume templates to use with Microsoft Word.

Write a Cover Letter

Crafting Your Cover Letter
A step-by-step guide to creating a cover letter.

Susan Ireland 50+ Cover Letters
Sample cover letters organized by industry.

Cover Letter Magic
Instructions for writing a cover letter, including many sample letters.

Find Help

Chicago Workforce Centers
Services for job searchers range from seminars on resume writing to free faxing, copying and computer use.

Illinois Department of Employment Security
File unemployment claims and search for jobs. Find job resources for veterans and formerly incarcerated citizens.

Illinois WorkNet
Find online resources and places to get help in person, including resources for veterans, those who were recently laid off and formerly incarcerated citizens.

JVS Chicago
JVS offers job search support, help creating resume and Microsoft Office certification classes.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Employment Services
Job readiness training, resume help, employer connections, counseling and more for people with disabilities.

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