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Job and Career Resources

Print Resources- Check out our book collection with a wide range of job topics including career exploration, resume writing and enhancing your interview skills.

Recommended Websites:   Job and Career- Suggested websites for career exploration, company research, resumes and more

Computers - Public workstations are available for your job searching needs including exploring job boards, applying online and updating your resume.  Workstations available free with a Park Ridge Library card.  Black and white printing is 10 cents per page.  We have the 2010 version of the Microsoft Office products - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Databases - Online databases the Library provides access to in order to help in your search:

Company Research and Target Lists

Business Insights: Global
Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
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Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis Library Express)
This product provides more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis®—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types.
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This database contains detailed information on U.S. businesses, U.S. residents, U.S. health care providers, Canadian businesses, and Canadian households. Try our tutorial to help you use Reference USA.
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Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills,social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS.Requires creating a free account with your Library card number and a password of your choosing. Try our tutorial for! Note: Since we have a new catalog, now uses your online catalog password NOT any password you may have set up previously. Any questions, please contact Reference Staff. 
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Instruction and Help at the Library

Power Employment Workshop: This is a comprehensive workshop led by professionals from the Illinois Worknet Center and includes resume and cover letter guidance, job search techniques, interviewing skills and connecting through social media. Class is usually from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, except July. Free program, space is limited to first 20 registrants. You can find our workshops listed on the Illinois WorkNet Center page.

SCORE Small Business Counseling: Counselors from the Chicago Chapter of SCORE will advise small business owners and start-ups with planning, marketing or financial solutions. Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in a second floor study room.  For more information, call Reference Services at 847-720-3230. The sessions are free but you must make an appointment. To set up your appointment, go to, call SCORE at 312-353-7724 or email Career Center:  Live Online Career Assistance
Chat with specialists online at This includes resume review and career search assistance. Available from 3:00-10:00 p.m with your library card. Check out this video for more information.