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Your public library has resources to help you find keywords for your resume and company information for your cover letter and interview.

Your public library has resources to help you find keywords for your resume and company information for your cover letter and interview.

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  • 50+ Job Search Online Job Search Tools at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Online Resources
    • The Library’s resources can help you find job descriptions and keywords for your resume, and business information.
    • Go to www.ahml.info
    • There are several places on the library’s homepage to direct you to coming events
    • Upcoming Events
    • Library News
    • EVENTS > will direct you to
    • Adult Event Calendar
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  • Jobs & Careers Page
    • Go to Research then
    • Click on Jobs & Careers for access to many resources at the library.
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  • JOBS AND CAREERS PAGE
    • Resumes :
    • make an appointment to have your resume reviewed as an Arlington Heights resident
    • connect to a live tutor for an online chat and resume review
    • Resume Workbook to download
    • Job Skills Refresh or learn new skills. Our new database Lynda.com provides video tutorials on software, web design, social networking and other informational technology.
    • Online Resources:
      • Click on Jobs and Careers Databases for j ob descriptions and keywords
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  • Jobs and Careers Page continued
    • Click on Business Databases for company information
    • Internet Websites with a Custom Search
    • New Business Books help you keep up with today’s trends
    • Self-Assessment tools
    • Volunteering helps you keep your skills sharp and develop contacts
    • Wage Information
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  • Jobs and Careers Page continued
    • Networking is one of the top ways to find a job
      • Job and Support Networking Groups
      • Harper College Career Stimulus Program
      • Learn How to Use LinkedIn
    • New Job Books
    • Career Opportunities
    • Health Care and Insurance
    • Financial Impact After Job Loss
  • Online Resources
    • Click on Jobs and Careers Databases for job descriptions and keywords from:
    • Career Cruising
    • Careers Internet Database (Also available in print)
    • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
    • Illinois Career Resource Network
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
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  • Career Cruising
    • Self-directed tools to explore careers, education and training, and education options
    • Detailed occupation profiles
    • Employment guides for resume (paper and electronic), interview skills, letter writing, and more
    • Postings on job boards and company websites.
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  • Career Internet Database
    • Comprehensive reports of career profiles for the 21st Century based on the most up-to-date information and vocational guidance
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  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
    • A comprehensive career research database
      • Jobs – information on more than 3,000 jobs and 94 industries
      • Skills - helps uses learn the essentials of finding a job
      • Resources – searchable resources and directories, and videos
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  • Illinois Career Resource Center
    • Information on occupations, education
    • Job search hints
    • Resume writer
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  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • Major reference source from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Source of career information providing training and education needed, earnings, job prospects, work you will do, along with job search tips and
    • Keywords to use in your resume
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  • O*Net Online
    • The nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations
    • Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
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  • Online Resources for Company Information
    • Company websites are one of the top ways to find job listings
    • Business resources / databases which provide the most information about a company and industry:
      • Lexis Nexis Library Express
      • ReferenceUSA
      • Million Dollar Directory
      • Plunkett Research
    • Click on Business Databases for access to many resources at the library.
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  • Reference USA
    • 14 million U.S. businesses
    • Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories
    • Annual reports
    • 10-Ks and other SEC information
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Business magazines, newspapers
    • Industry and specialty directories
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  • Million Dollar Directory
    • National directory of 1.8 million businesses and their products
    • The Million Dollar Database provides comprehensive marketing information on both public and private companies and their executives.
    • Profiles include specialty information like executive biographies and proprietary eight-digit SIC codes.
    • The database is especially designed to help you lookup in-depth company & contact information, find new sales opportunities, conduct marketing research, and identify potential job opportunities
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  • Lexis Nexis Library Express
    • This powerful, easy-to-use, Web-based service is a unique combination of news, business, and legal information.
    • Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources.
    • Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.
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  • Additional Resources
    • Job Search Binder
    • Job Postings Binder
    • Jobs & Careers Research Collection
    • Job and career books to check out
    • Computer skill help on
    • Interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs
    • Search by keyword Excel and modify search
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