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Job Search Resources

This guide provides job seeker resources including resumes, cover letters, and general job search assistance for central Illinois.

What is your plan?

This guide is designed to help those who are job seeking and/or those who wish to re-career and then find a new job.  Regardless of the situation, the tools included in this guide provide a variety of needed resources.

If re-careering, start with the resources below. After a new career is determined, use the tabs on the side to start a new job search. 


Illinois residents will find the Illinois Career Information System a valued source for career seekers and for career changers. 

Find careers that match individual profile.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a comprehensive reference source to learn about different careers, required skills and education, or to research salary information.

The Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance provides information on 120 career fields and over 800 careers.

A robust database with career and job search information. 



There are a few personality type assessments available on the internet. Some are free, some are available at a minimal cost. 


  • MBTI - very popular personality type assessment - cost