Here are some recommended databases and websites to help with your employment search. 


atoz logoAtoZ Databases
Search for jobs, create cover letters, and get help with your resume.


career transitionsCareer Transitions
Online career guidance where you can search jobs and internships, learn resume writing and interview techniques, and match your skills and interests to discover a new career.


The Riley Guide  Provides many helpful links and tools for all aspects of your job search.

Quintessential LiveCareer  Job search links, resume-building, interview preparation, and other helpful job links.


CareerOneStop  The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s job resource hub for occupation exploration, career tools, and industry information.

Illinois Career Information System   Free career exploration tools to learn about the world of work, choose a career path, and explore options for education and training.

My Skills, My Future  Build a bridge to a new career with the skills you have attained in previous jobs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.


America’s Job Exchange  A good source for non-executive, middle income diversity jobs.

Career Builder   Search the classified job section of more than 150 newspapers. Searchable by location, job title, keyword and salary.

Indeed Thousands of job listings from job boards and company websites.

LinkedIn  The world’s largest professional network.

Monster   Upload a resume and search for jobs on this huge employment site.

Simply Hired  Millions of job listings with information on local jobs, salaries, and employment trends.

ZipRecruiter  Millions of job listings with a handy app that let's you apply from your phone.


AbilityLinks  A job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers.

Chicago Job Talk Chicago area job guide with job listings, links to networking groups and recruiters, and area employment news.

Craigslist Classified job ads for the Chicago area.

Metro Chicago Jobs  Search for a local job, listen to career-related podcasts, and register for relevant webinars.


Career OneStop Worker ReEmployment    The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s  portal for unemployment benefits, special opportunities for veterans and ex-offenders, and financial assistance after being laid off.

Illinois Worknet DuPage  Local resource for both job-seekers and employers who are looking for workers.