Job Seekers

March 13 Job Fair

McHenry County Workforce Network 500 Russell Court, Woodstock 10 am -1 pm  A variety of positions at these companies: SAS ...
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Two March 2 Job Fairs

On Thursday, March 2, there are two Job Fairs in our area. The first is from 1-4 pm at the ...
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Saturday, March 11, 10-11:30 am
Learn to insert images, screen shots, text boxes, and tables. We’ll also cover creating and formatting tables. Working knowledge of Word required.

Saturday, March 11, 12:30-2 pm
Learn to create charts, graphs, and link data from multiple spreadsheets. Working knowledge of Excel required.

Wednesday, March 22, 7-8:30 pm
Learn how to use Docs, Sheets, Forms and more to organize your files for work or home. Registration required.

Thursday, March 23, 7-8 pm
Demo of the AtoZ Database available through the library. The rep will cover how to do people and background searches, job searches, business profiles, sales leads, and market research. Registration required.

Wednesday, May 24, 7-8:30 pm
Librarian Liz Kirchhoff will show you how to set up a business on Etsy, showcase your products, and grow your business on websites like Pinterest.

Wednesday, April 5, 7-8 pm
Ages 15-21. Learn the basics of what to expect, what to bring, and how to be prepared to apply for job openings. We’ll also discuss key skills for a successful interview. Registration required.

Sunday, April 9, 1-4 pm
Ages 15-21. Meet with local companies looking to hire young adults, learn how you can apply to a young adult training and internship program, and pick up materials on volunteer opportunities. No registration required.

Newly added job resource books:

Job Resources at the Library:

Besides free wi-fi, public computers, copier, fax and scanning services, the Library has numerous other resources for job seekers. 

Small Meeting Rooms With small study rooms for 2-6 people or a small conference room for ten, you can reserve them ahead of time with your Cary Area Library card for studying, interviews (in person or Skype), meetings, project work, etc. Or you can check with the Service Center when you arrive to see if any rooms are available.

Job Openings and Job Fairs: We maintain a binder of available job openings and often display McHenry County job fairs flyers.  We can also help you use our online databases to find job openings (see below).

Print Resources We have a wide variety of books on business, job searches, resume building, and career development but, if you can’t find what you are looking for, we can help find it. We are able to search any library in the nation to find the exact title you are looking for. Please ask or call the Service Center or contact us with as much detail as possible along with your contact information and library card number. Or suggest a purchase for a book you’d like to see on our shelves. We also carry many area newspapers and national magazines. Magazines may be checked out for one week.

Online Resources: Use at home with a Cary library card or use the Library’s computers with your card or a guest pass.

AtoZ Databases

Demographic research for development, new customers, and outreach.

Consumer Reports

Product reviews and comparisons including cars, electronics, and appliances.

Learning Express Library

Resume and cover letter creation, job search, and skill building tutorials.

Value Line

Investment informaiton and research.

Programs: We occasionally offer programs on building computer skills, resume creation, and interviewing skills. Check our Events Calendar to see what topics are upcoming.

Questions? Give us a call 847-639-4210 or contact us

County and Illinois Resources:

McHenry County Workforce Network: has a variety of programs and services for job seekers and employers seeking assistance in meeting the challenges of today’s job market.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Use this eligibility application to see if you qualify for this grant for classes, internships or on-the-job training for high demand occupations in Illinois. 

CareerOneStop: Information on general career outlooks, wage trends, find training, and do job searches.

Job Openings in McHenry County

IL JobLink: Illinois’ help wanted internet job board managed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security

Cary Grove Chamber of Commerce: features job openings in Cary and Fox River Grove

Harper Community College free classes