Resources for Job Seekers

What to do if you lose your job during the COVID-19 pandemic (WGN Article)

College of DuPage’s COVID-19 Small Business Weekly Update

COVID-19 Related Resources




Library Resources

Career-Related Online Library Programs

May 12, 2020: Video Interview Basics with Ashley

Download our Video Interview Basics Handout (PDF) for links to online videos and courses on putting your best foot forward in video interviews. Checklists and tips on preparing for the interview and what to do on the day are included, as well as practice questions for you to answer and questions to ask your interviewer. You'll find bonus resources for resumés, too, including specifics for skilled trades and technology.


Lynda.com Business, Education & Technology Skills

Just a few of the incredible online tutorials and full courses you can take free of charge with your New Lenox Library card:

Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.

Access Lynda.com

Record Information Services

A public records database that covers new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.

In Library Home Access

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA helps library patrons access the most accurate and reliable business and consumer data for reference and research purposes. No other big data provider goes to the lengths we do to ensure the data your patrons rely on is relevant, comprehensive, and up-to-date.

Access ReferenceUSA

Illinois Legal Aid Online

Find the most appropriate legal resources for you. Legal information is presented in plain language and in a variety of ways, including video, text, foreign languages, and interactive formats. Use Illinois Legal Aid

Resumé & Cover Letter Help

Books on resumés, cover letters, interview tips, and job hunting can be found upstairs in Adult Non-Fiction in the 650.14 section. Our computers also have Microsoft Office, which has many templates for resumés and cover letters.


Additional Resources

We encourage all local job seekers to look at the Workforce Services Division of Will County. They hold workshops, one-on-one resumé reviews, job fairs, and more. Their website includes a Resumé Gallery and Job Board. We've had our community members come back to tell us how helpful WSDWC was — don't miss out on it.