Job and Career Resources

The library has several resources available to help you gain or advance employment. Each public computer and library laptop has a folder with templates and guides. If you need additional help, use our Book a Pro service.

Library Resources

Download this guide to help you make the most of library resources.

Job Resource Guide (PDF)

You’ll need your 14-digit ZB Library Card number to access these programs.

JobNow: Free career assistance to help you land the job of your dreams! This innovative service provided by Brainfuse features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and more! Create your resume with Optimal Resume, an award-winning resume creation program.

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC): The Virtual Career Center will walk you through individual modules which give you tips, advice, and help with searching for jobs, changing careers, and more. Create your resume with ResumeBuilder, an easy-to-use application that takes you step-by-step through the process.

Virtual Reference Center: Access reference eBooks on a variety of subjects, including:

  • Maran Illustrated™ Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Excel® 2013
  • Beginning Programming
  • Blue Collar Resumes
  • Packaging Yourself: The Targeted Résumé
  • Active Interviewing: Branding, Selling, and Presenting Yourself to Win Your Next Job

Other Resources

Check out these guides from the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Employment and Training (in PDF format):