Research New Opportunities

Part of our “Get the Job!” series, this article explores some of your best resources for finding available job opportunities. The printable pamphlet is available for download.

Reference Books

  • Illinois Manufacturers Directory
    REF 670.9773 Two
  • Illinois Services Directory
    REF 658.009773 Two
  • Hoover’s Handbooks of American Business, Emerging Companies, Private Companies, and World Business
    REF 338.7 Hoo
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    REF 331.702 Occ
  • Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys
    REF 332.57 Sta

Check the Stacks

Check Newspapers at the Library

  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Daily Herald
  • Villa Park Argus
  • Villa Park Independent
  • Villa Park Review

Websites and Online Resources

  • Jobs and Careers – Villa Park Public Library’s collection of resources helps you search online employment databases, links you to sites and services that help you refine your employable skills, and connects you to many other employment resources.
  • ReferenceUSA – This online database of businesses allows you to search potential employers, check their job listings, and contains contact information for over 200,000 Human Resources departments around the country. (Library card login required.)
  • Learning Express Library – find practice tests for your licensing, certification, and aptitude tests, as well as an online job search and advice for your resume and interviewing skills

Career Counseling Services

College of DuPage Career Services Center

The college offers a variety of services to help members of the DuPage community achieve their short-term employment needs and long term career goals.

Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 858-9394

Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening Hours by Appointment
csc@cod.edu

workNET DuPage Career Center

A resource for training, developing, and connecting DuPage area workers and employers.

workNet DuPage Career Center
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532

Ph: 630.955.2030   Fax: 630.955.2059
TTY: 630.955.2098

Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m