Real Life: Careers

Illinois Employment and Training Centers

IETCs provide unemployment insurance, recruitment, counseling, outplacement, training and information services.

Illinois workNet

Great site filled with links to information and videos on finding and applying for jobs, building resumes.  Offers a wide array of services for all job seekers, including laid off workers.

Jewish Vocational Services

Offers non-sectarian employment and training services for people in the Chicagoland area.

Career Lab

"200 letters for job hunters."

Electronic Career Reference Center

Tutorial, job searching resources, gallery of e-resumes.

Illinois workNet Tools

Excellent page on the Illinois workNet site, with how-to videos on finding a job and building a resume.

IDES Occupational Employment Statistics

Salary information for hundreds of occupations in Illinois.

Occupational Wage Tables

Published by the Department of Labors' Bureau of Labor Statistics, this guide has employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations.

Salary Calculator

Calculates cost of living comparisons in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.