Explore and Interview at Hire Chicago this August!

Have you heard about Hire Chicago, the five-week experience for jobseekers and career explorers? There are free virtual workshops, pre-screening discussions, support and job interviews with employers in many industries including Hospitality, Tourism and Food Service, Healthcare, IT, Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. 

Learn how the skills you have right now are transferable to careers in tomorrow's economy, and make connections to local training programs to help you find and secure the job you want. You can view the schedule and sign up as a job seeker, and see answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Chicago Public Library has helpful resources to help you prepare to take part in this awesome event. 

Chicago DigitalLearn is the best place to go for short video tutorials to help you prepare for all aspects of life online; to prep for Hire Chicago check out the 20 minute video Creating Resumes (available in Spanish). Or check out Getting a Job Using IL workNet (available in Spanish) for a more detailed, step-by-step course. 

Do you already have a resume and just want to polish it up or get feedback? Log in and make an account with the Adult Learning Center on Brainfuse, where you can upload your resume and get specific personalized feedback within 24 hours, or even get live resume help by chatting with a Brainfuse instructor between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

Of course, we have good books to help you build your interviewing skills too. Steve Dalton, author of The 2-hour Job Search, gives plenty more time-saving techniques in The Job Closer

Read sample interview with example answers for guidance in Ultimate Interview

For specific help bouncing back from recent job loss or difficulties, try Coming Back. 

Job Interview Tips for Overcoming Red Flags is a great title to check out for help dealing with past difficulties in your interview. 

Good luck during Hire Chicago job seekers!