Resources for Job Seekers

 

The Library offers a variety of resources to assist job seekers including monthly job club meetings, one-on-one assistance through the Mobile Workforce Center, technology training, Illinois workNet advising and more.  You can also access online resources that can aid your job search – all you need is your PPLD library card to get started.

Job ClubJob Club meetings

Every month on the third Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, attend a Job Club presentation on a career-related topic and network with local job seekers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

Learn more and register in our Events Calendar.

The Plainfield Public Library Job Club also has a group on LinkedIn. Join this group to connect with other area job seekers and receive announcements about activities. 

Mobile Workforce CenterMobile Workforce Center

Workforce Services Division of Will County’s Mobile Workforce Center visits the Library every Monday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The Mobile Workforce Center is a state-of-the-art computer lab that travels to communities throughout Will County. Job seekers can choose from the following services:

  • Information on job openings in Will County.
  • Assistance creating/revising a resume.
  • Internet access to assist in your job search.
  • Information on other job search resources.

Their complete schedule is available on their website: www.jobs4people.org

Technology TrainingTechnology Training

Free hands-on technology classes for adults are offered every month.

In addition to core technology classes like Computer Basics and Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the Library also offers a variety of classes on other tech topics like LinkedIn, Google Suite, Prezi, social media and more.

Visit the Events Calendar to discover what courses and topics the Library is currently offering.

Illinois WorkNetIllinois workNet partner

The Library is a partner site for Illinois workNet, a free resource that provides career, education and work support information for Illinois residents and businesses: www.illinoisworknet.com

Online Resources

The Library has provided access to online resources for job seekers that may be accessed from home or on the go with a Plainfield Public Library card. 

JobNow

JobNow

Features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Coaches are available Sunday — Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. Video tutorial.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Formerly known as Lynda.com. Learn the latest business, technology, management, writing, creative skills and much more through instructional videos taught by industry experts.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions (formerly known as Reference USA)

Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, search for jobs/internships and locate people using real-time access to more than 44 million businesses, 270 million consumers, and more.

GotResumeBuilder

GotResumeBuilder

Create resume content with step-by-step resume writing guide, select a design template, and download and email resume in multiple formats.

GCFlearnfree.org

GCFlearnfree.org

Free lessons for a variety of computer topics, including computer basics, Apple software and different versions of Microsoft Office. No additional software is required.

Job Seekers Resource Guide (PDF)

This document contains suggested websites for career exploration, networking, computer training, online job boards, and resume and interviewing tips. Updated January 2020. Click here to download PDF.