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Good sites for looking for a job, updating a resumé, or preparing for a career change:

IL Dept of Employment Security (IDES) – to file for unemployment insurance in Illinois, job placement & referral services, job fairs, employment and training programs, and more. Links for veterans, household workers and ex-offenders

Illinois WorkNet – links to resources and services for job seekers and businesses

Illinois Career Information – information on hundreds of occupations in Illinois, with education requirements, salary ranges, and employment projections

Illinois Job Link – lets Illinois – employers post job openings and Illinois job seekers post their qualifications. Has over 100,000 help-wanted ads posted.

Chicago Federation of Labor/CFL Workers Assistance Committee – connects job seekers to employers in Chicago area, offers variety of programs to develop job search skills and more.

Career One Stop (US Dept of Labor) – comprehensive source on training and education, resumés and cover letters, interviewing skills, salaries etc. Links to state job banks and information for members of the military and their spouses.

Jane Adams Resource Corporation (JARC) – is a non-profit that provides free job training and placement in the manufacturing field to low income or under/unemployed community members in the region.

O*Net Online – comprehensive listing of occupations and careers, with detailed descriptions. Good source for words and phrases when writing resume.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – detailed information on careers and occupations (nature of the work, training and education requirements, salary ranges and employment projections). Includes links to related trade and professional organizations for additional information.

Indeed – one stop job listing site
Linkup Job – search engine
Snagajob – listing site for part-time and hourly positions.
Glass Door – jobs and recruiting site with anonymous reviews of companies and management.
The Riley Guide – job search and networking tips; advice for those considering moving or relocation
USA JOBS – official site for jobs in the federal government.
Job Fairs in the Chicago Area

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