Job Seekers

Job Resources through the Library
Whether you have been furloughed, are working from home in unsure economic times, or wish to brush up on interview skills, here are some great library resources that you can use now. Subscribe to our Job & Career e-newsletter for the latest programs and news.

Databases and e-Books

First, use Linked in Learning with content to watch educational recordings about how to make a great resume, brush up on interviewing skills or follow an entire job seekers e-course for all aspects of finding employment. You will need your library card number and your password that you use for our online catalog.

Besides getting books at the library, you can also get great online resource books on job hunting, interviewing, and moving forward in your career. You can instantly access those types of e-books on the Hoopla app. See our video to get started!

Use the AtoZ database to look for job openings and research companies. Watch our video to help you get started!

For these resources, you will need your library card number. If you don’t know your card number, talk to us! Email, phone or in person, we’re here to get you started. If you need a library card, apply online now.

Need More Specific Resume Help?
Looking for someone to review your resume? Three options:

  1. Cary Area Library staff will review your resume for consistent formatting, grammar, and sentence structure suggestions. Content will not be edited and we will not write a resume for you.  Submit your resume here.
  2. Check out the McHenry County Workforce Network calendar to see if one of their resume critique volunteers is available.
  3. Sign up for our virtual Resume and/or Interviewing presentations. See the Library calendar for upcoming presentations or give us a call to ask.

General Help
Do you have questions? Please email us or call and we’ll do our best to help you!

Need help with using a database or other library resources, fill out our Book An Expert form.

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. Take a look at their online calendar for current job programs. Also checkout their local job postings.

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