Career Resources

Premium Resources |  Local Resources  |  State Resources   |  Federal Resources

Premium Resources

newDemographicsNOW: Business & People  -  detailed U.S. demographic, business, and residential data.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center  - career & industry profiles, workplace and job hunting skills, resume help, financial aid and college search help. Set up an account using your library card number for your username and a password of your choice.
From home: Click on this remote link. MPLD card required.

Learning Express Library  | test prep, practice tests, skillbuilding, software courses. Set up an account using your library card number for your username and a password of your choice. MPLD card required. From home: Click on this remote link.

Tuition Funding Sources | is now available as a free internet resource to all libraries in Illinois. The website represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world. The scholarship database has been displayed in the Smithsonian. The website is free of charge and 100% non-commercial.


Local Resources

Career Services at McHenry County College – find local employment opportunities or post job listings and get help with your resume, cover letter, etc.

Shah Center for Corporate Training  -  and the Illinois Small Business Development Center, McHenry County College  - training and assistance for area businesses and individuals. Services range from one-on-one counseling for entrepreneurs to customized on-site employee training seminars.

State of Illinois Resources

Illinois Clicks! Jobs & Careers – Designed for Illinois job seekers, career changers, individuals in transition, and youth entering the world of work. You'll find access to job sites, job search tips, career advice, support groups and counseling, networking opportunities, and more.

Illinois Department of Employment Security - IDES is your direct link to Illinois workforce services: job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll tax filing, and more.

Illinois Skills Match – workforce development system. At the ISM web site, you can match your job requirements and skills to job openings in Illinois.

Illinois WorkNet Center - career resources for job seekers; disability resources.

Federal Resources

CareerOneStop – US Department of Labor - military transition help, green careers, resume help, and more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - extensive information about careers from the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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