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Print Resources

Check out our book collection with a wide range of job topics including career exploration, resume writing, and enhancing your interview skills. Use the search bar at the top of this page to search by title, subject or author.

Recommended Websites

Job and Career websites for career exploration, company research, resume support, and more.

Computers

Public workstations are available for your job search needs including exploring job boards, applying online and updating your resume. Workstations are available free with a Park Ridge Library card. Black and white printing is 10 cents per page. We have the 2016 version of the Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Databases

Online digital resources, free with your Library card, that can help with 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 and in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research. It also allows the user to compare global economies, countries, and industries.

Reference Solutions by Data Axle (formerly Reference USA)

This database contains detailed information on U.S. businesses, U.S. residents, U.S. healthcare providers, Canadian businesses, and Canadian households. Try our tutorial to help you use Reference Solutions.

Tutorials

Business and Finance Tutorials from Niche Academy

Find free tutorials for LinkedIn and other databases here.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

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 your Library card number and the password you use in the online catalog. Mobile apps and a tutorial are available.

Instruction and Help at the Library

Power Employment Workshop

Indefinitely Postponed. Even though these Workshops at the Library have been indefinitely postponed, the North Suburban Cook County American Job Center offers free classes on virtual interviews, resumes, and more. Registration requires only your name and email address. All classes are hosted on Go To Meeting, similar to Zoom.

SCORE Small Business Counseling

Counselors from the SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter #0726 are available to advise small business owners and start-ups with planning, marketing, or financial solutions via phone. To set up your appointment, email larry.zanger@scorevolunteer.org.

Tutor.com Career Center

Chat with specialists online at Tutor.com. This includes resume review and career search assistance. Available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with your library card. Check out this video for more information.

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Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

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