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May 7: Ace Your In-Person Interview with Jez Layman
Learn how to wow an employer at your interview. This class covers the before, during, and after the most crucial part of the job-hunting process. Learn how to prepare, research a company, dress the part, answer questions with ease, learn how to sell yourselves better, and how to follow-up afterward.
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:
- Getting into the Job Market After Time Away
- Recovering After a Layoff (Includes a section on how to nail a phone or video interview)
- Writing a Resumé
- Resumé Makeover
- Interview Master Class
- Rocking Your First Retail Job
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.
Record Information Services
A public records database that covers new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.
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.
Illinois Legal Aid OnlineFind 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.
- Get an In-Person Resumé Review with the Workforce Services Division of Will County
- Retiree Workforce Resumé Writing Services
- Smart Resumé Wizard
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.