Employment

This page provides exploration tools for Illinois residents seeking employment opportunitites. 

Illinois Legal Aid Online

To request legal aid fill out this form

Here is a list of other helpful resources provided by ILAO, the organization provides easy-to-follow explanations and instructions in different areas of employment. For a full list visit this page.

Minimum Wage Basics: Provides a list of minimum wage updates in the state of Illinois and in Chicago. 

Worker’s Compensation Benefits: Reviews what worker’s compensation is, the type of injuries covered by the compensation, claims and steps after an injury. 

Employment discrimination complaint: This link gives descriptions of when and how to file the complaint, and the follow-up steps after you’ve submitted the complaint. 

Resume and job interview tools

HERE IS A LIST OF USEFUL SEARCH ENGINES WHEN LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT: 

CAREER BUILDER

INDEED

MONSTER 

ZIP RECRUITER

WORK FOR ILLINOIS

A resume is a document created by a person to present their background, skills, experience and accomplishments in various sectors. It’s typically a one-page document that is sent to employers for them to decided if you are a good fit for the position. 

Online tools to build your resume:

Resume-Now

ResumeGenius

On details on how to write your resume, refer to this link.

A cover letter is often times also requested to be sent in along with your resume. Its a letter is a letter of introduction about yourself and why you would be a good fit for the company. 

Online tools to build cover letters:

Cover Letter-Now

Resume-Genius

Examples of Cover Letters 

How to write a cover letter

How to write a cover letter in 2021

 

Google offers free workshops on various areas that focus on understanding and working with digital tools. This link leads you to Grow with Google, where experts and partners guide you through the workshops.

LinkedIn also offers workshops and webinars on different topics from learning new skills to managing your business. They offer a free month trial and offer various plans moving forward. 

Microsoft Office Skills in a resume