Job Search

Job Search Station

Located behind the Reference Desk on our second floor is a workstation dedicated to helping patrons find career opportunities. Patrons may browse employment websites and fill out applications. Resume worksheets and reference materials are also available to refine cover letters and increase marketability.

Lost your job? Need a new career path? Check out our career resources.

Occupations, Labor Market Information & Career Exploration
IDES workforce & career information Illinois career and labor market information
Occupational Outlook Handbook Find earnings, job prospects, and working conditions
O*NET skills search Identify occupations for exploration
Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Exploration Explore careers related to your interests

Job Loss
Illinois Worknet The library is an IL Worknet Partner – ask staff for assistance
Illinois Department of Employment Security Unemployment services and guidance
One-Stop Career Center Unemployment benefits, update your resume and more

Local Job Information

Effingham Daily News Classified advertisements for local jobs
Job Match Personnel Services Professional recruiting, office staffing, light industrial
Innovative Staff Solutions Temporary & temp-to-hire staffing, professional recruiting
Westaff Temporary staffing, career counseling, job alerts
Indeed Job listings from major job boards, newspapers, and company HR pages
Simply Hired Search by keyword, location, job category, industry, or company

Specialized Job Sites
Government Jobs Matches applicants with state and local government job listings
Employment with a Criminal Record Helping unemployed people with criminal records
Absolutely Health Care More than 275,000 health care jobs
Civilian Jobs Specializes in placing military candidates into civilian careers

Online Networking & Interviewing

Linked in Create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments
Facebook Join a network that shares your interests or career goals Interview Information Informative articles on the art of being interviewed

Resumes & Cover letters
Illinois Worknet The library is an IL Worknet Partner – ask staff for assistance
eResumes Resume help, tips, formats, examples, cover letters
Help Now! connects students in grades K-12 and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-on-one help. Tutors available seven days a week from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Military Careers
ASVAB Career Exploration Program Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery help
Careers in the Military Careers by job family and info from active military personnel ASVAB prep, military scholarship database, and deployment prep
My Future Sign up to receive information on branches of the service that interest you