Jobs & Careers


Visit the second floor reference desk to sign up for resume help or to speak with a career counselor!

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Local Job Information

Web resourceThe Definitive Chicago Area Job and Career Guide

Developed by Skokie Public Library librarian Frances Roehm, this comprehensive guide contains everything a job seeker could want for finding a job in or around Chicago.

Web resourceJob Hunting Tips for Teens from Skokie Public Library

Developed by librarians at Skokie Public Library, this helpful resource provides advice for teen job seekers including tips for creating a resume and going for an interview.
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Web resourceJob Openings at Skokie Public Library

Job openings for teens are not posted on Skokie Public Library's website. Teens aged 16 and older can fill out an application in the the Administration Office on the third floor. Completed applications are kept for one year and an applicant may be called for an interview when a position opens.

Web resourceMajor Employers in Skokie from SkokieNet

If you would like to apply to one of the large companies on this list, contact the Human Resources Department and ask if they have any job openings for teenagers.

Web resourceSkokie Park District Jobs

Browse this website to find out what jobs are available at the Skokie Park District. Applicants must be age 16 years or older to be considered for a position.

Web resourceVillage of Skokie TeenLink Program

This program, for Skokie residents only, unites residents who are in need of outside seasonal work with teens who are available for hire to do the work.
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Web resourceWestfield Old Orchard

Visit the Customer Service Center (847.673.6800) at Westfield Old Orchard to view available job openings.  You can also pick up a copy of the store directory with phone numbers, then call individual stores and ask if they are hiring.

Web resourceYouth Job Center of Evanston

YJC prepares youth ages 14 to 25 for success in the workplace through job-readiness, placement, and employment support in partnership with employers. All services are free.

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Know Your Rights

Web resourceIllinois Child Labor Law

From the Illinois General Assembly, this web page provides information about work permits and working hours for minors.
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Web resourceThe Teen Workers' Bill of Rights

This document from the United States Department of Labor explains teens' rights in the workplace.
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Web resourceYouthRules!

Check out this important information for teen workers from the United States Department of Labor. This website provides an overview of Federal and State rules regarding the hours that youth can work, the jobs they can do, and how to prevent workplace injuries.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Skokie Public Library volunteer opportunities

These opportunities are part-time and may be regularly scheduled, or may occur on an as-needed basis for special projects. Anyone over the age of fourteen may apply to be a volunteer. Volunteer opportunities may include reading to the blind, helping patrons use computers, clerical responsibilities, assisting children with crafts, helping librarians plan programming for teens or other patrons, or cleaning library videos.

Applications for volunteer positions are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Administration Office on the third floor of the Library. Completed applications are kept on file for one year and are often the primary source for filling openings.

Web resourceTeen Advisory Group (TAG)

Do you have great ideas for making the Library better? This volunteer opportunity puts you in the driver's seat. We are accepting applications through November.

Web resourceSkokieServes

SkokieServes seeks to support community services in and around Skokie by promoting volunteerism. It is a regularly updated online directory of volunteer opportunities.

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Career Information

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardCareer Center from Tutor.com

Career Center is organized into sections on Career Help, GED Preparation, Citizenship, and Back to School. The Career Help section includes resources to help write resumes and cover letters. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded and evaluated by career experts using ProofPoint. ProofPoint is available from 3:00 to 10:00pm only.

Web resourceCareer Services Blog

Sponsored by Rasmussen College, the Career Services Blog features career articles that will help you in your job search, interviewing process, and more! Tips and tricks to help you get a job.

Web resourceO*NET Resource Center

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, this database will help you make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work.

Web resourceOccupational Outlook Handbook

This federal government publication contains information on hundreds of individual careers including the nature of the work, employment projections, and much more.

Web resourceIDES

This Illinois Department of Employment Security portal page provides access to career exploration tools.

Web resourcePrinceton Review: Careers after College

Explore careers by browsing career profiles, taking a quiz that matches you with suggested career paths, and finding majors related to your career choices.

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