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Starting a Job Search

First steps to find the right job search engines and meet with organizations which can help.

Online Job Sites

  • AARP Job search websites and job tips for the 50+ crowd.
  • Association Forum of Chicagoland Focus on the non-profit sector.
  • CareerBuilder Jointly owned by newspaper companies; accepts paid postings from employers and lists want ads from more than 200 newspapers across the country.  Must register to post a resume but able to view job listings and narrow to city, state.
  • CareerOneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Link to career, occupation and industry information.
  • Glassdoor Take advantage of Glassdoor’s free career resources; navigate user generated content, specifically salary data, interview experiences and questions, and company reviews.
  • Illinois Clicks Click on “Jobs & Careers” for access to job sites, tips, career advice, support groups and counseling, and networking opportunities.
  • Illinois Requires registration and a skills assessment prior to viewing job listings.
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security Resumes and interview practice to finding jobs.
  • Illinois WorkNet Illlinois WorkNet created a 3-step approach to job hunting, creating a system for finding a job.
  • Indeed Gathers job listings from a variety of sources including Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs.
  • Monster The “monster” supersite for job hunting, able to search regionally.
  • USAJOBS Search for federal positions and careers in government.
Reach Out to Organizations