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Best Resources For Job Seekers In Chicago

February 15, 2013 7:00 AM

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By Jessica Cage

The task of finding employment can be a daunting one. Maybe you are searching for the first time or maybe you find yourself reentering the race after a lengthy hiatus. Either way, you are facing a mountain you may not feel prepared to climb with a cluster of possibilities and paths. Some of those paths will lead you to success and others to dead ends. The biggest problem most people face is figuring out what steps to take first. Luckily, you do not have to face these issues alone. Take advantage of the many employment resources Chicago has to offer.

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Jobs For Youth
2230 S. Michigan Ave. (2nd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 250-4810
www.jfychicago.org

Jobs for Youth offers a free program which helps ready the youth of Chicago, age 17 to 24, for the environment of the workplace. Jobs for Youth prepares students through a three-week course that covers everything from how to build a resume and the steps to take when applying for a job to how to cunduct yourself during an interview and money management skills to help ensure a successful future. There are other courses offered that help to improve skills in various fields and increase chances of gaining employment. After the course is completed, the job developers at Jobs for Youth help students throughout their job search as well as after they gain employment with retention meetings. Jobs for Youth is not only committed to helping students find employment, but also ensuring that they have a strong platform for a successful future.

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Chicago Job Resource
www.chicagojobresource.com

Chicago Job Resource has been providing free job information via the internet since 1998. The site offers a comparable list of job fairs and employment events throughout the Chicagoland area. Job seekers can refer to its 10-Step Career Program for tips and tricks to help along the way, from creating your resume to accepting a job offer. Chicago Job Resource also offers a list of best job websites as well as information on how to find a career coach suitable for what you are searching for. If you are unsure whether you’re ready to enter the job search, check out the education resources provided. The more education you have, the better your chances are of being noticed by a potential employer.

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Chicago Metro Jobs
(312) 372-7900
www.metrochicagojobs.com

Chicago Metro Jobs provides job research tips via the radio as well as online. The key point is to be organized in your job search, create a notebook that helps you monitor which positions you applied for and if and when you perform follow-ups. You want to avoid repeatedly contacting the same employers. Also offered are tips on how to use your network both online and offline. You never know who may be able to help get you into a perfect position. New tips and opportunities are added daily so be sure to add Chicago Metro Jobs to your job search routine.

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The Chicago Hire Company
35 E. Wacker Drive, #620
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 726-5200
www.thehirecompany.com

A GoldlineResearch top 10 most dependable staffing agency, The Chicago Hire Company services job seekers in various industries from real estate to e-commerce. Provided are both temporary and permanent positions, so you will be able to find a job that best fits your employment needs. You will be matched with a consultant who is trained and certified to help you throughout the process. All consultants have at least two years of experience and are dedicated to creating employment matches that will be successful and beneficial for both employee and employer.

Jessica Cage is a freelance writer from Chicago. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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