Resources for Job Seekers
The Library offers a variety of resources to assist job seekers including monthly job club meetings, one-on-one assistance through the Mobile Workforce Center, technology training, Illinois workNet advising and more. You can also access online resources that can aid your job search – all you need is your PAPL library card to get started.
Job Club meetings
Every month on the third Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, attend a Job Club presentation on a career-related topic and network with local job seekers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere.
Learn more and register in our Events Calendar.
The Plainfield Library Job Club also has a group on LinkedIn. Join this group to connect with other area job seekers and receive activity announcements.
Workforce Center of Will County
Located in Joliet, IL, the Workforce Center of Will County is home to several organizations working to create talent pipelines with employer and job-seeker successes in mind. Job seekers will find a number of resources and programs available geared towards job seeking, resume writing, interview prep, job openings in Will County, and more.
Learn more about this community resource on their website: will.works
You can also connect with the Workforce Center of Will County’s LinkedIn page.
Free hands-on technology classes for adults are offered every month.
Class schedules change quarterly and include core classes as well as interesting tech topics – some examples include:
- Computer Basics
- Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- 3D printing
- Google Suite
- Social media
- and more…
Visit the Events Calendar to discover what courses and topics the Library is currently offering.
Illinois workNet partner
The Library is a partner site for Illinois workNet, a free resource that provides career, education and work support information for Illinois residents and businesses: www.illinoisworknet.com
The Library has provided access to online resources for job seekers that may be accessed from home or on the go with a Plainfield Area Public Library card.
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This document contains suggested websites for career exploration, networking, computer training, online job boards, and resume and interviewing tips. Updated November 2022. Click here to download PDF.