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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More job hunt help

Like me, you were probably startled and concerned when the Des Plaines Journal reported that the unemployment rate in Des Plaines was at 10.5% - higher than the state average of 9.9%. Neighboring communities like Elk Grove Village, Niles and Wheeling also have high rates of unemployment. Don't forget: your public library is here to help.
  • Use our free computers and low-cost printing to get your resumé up to speed and posted online.

  • Resumé need some editing? Use our free online service, HelpNow. You can submit your resumé online and in about 24 hours, it will be sent back to you with helpful suggestions. (HINT: you need a DPPL card to use this service from home.)

  • Brush up your networking skills and share tips with our new, free Job Seekers Group. The next meeting is on August 12 at 9:30 AM. Licensed career counselor Edie Kleinman leads the group and offers advice, support and motivation.

  • Are you a Twitterer? Sign up for our weekly Job Tips Tweet! Go to and you'll see the link to follow us on Twitter.

  • Browse around our Business site, too: it's packed with subscription databases that can help you pinpoint prospective employers by industry, size, location and other criteria. You'll also find the best job listings on the Web on the "Job Searching/Counseling" page.
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