Job Searching in a Pandemic: How the Library Can Help

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September 03, 2020

By Bob Palas

Categories: Events, Spotlight

Job hunting and interviewing can be quite stressful under normal circumstances. Under the conditions of a pandemic, job searching can be even harder. Add social distancing, work from home issues, and general economic uncertainties and you've got quite a lot to consider.

Thankfully, there are a few great resources available to you through the Library that can help you organize your job search, refine your resume and interviewing skills, and focus on getting the job that is right for you.

job search programs


The Library is hosting two upcoming online programs to help guide job seekers and refine their search skills. You can register on our Event Calendar or by calling 847-965-4220.

Job Search Like a Pro: Resumes
Tuesday, September 8, 2-3 pm via Zoom
Erica Reckamp from TopResume,, and ZipJobs will discuss Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), keyword optimized content, and how to set yourself apart from other applicants. Registration required.

Job Search Like a Pro: Interviewing
Wednesday, September 9, 2-3 pm via Zoom
This program will include an in-depth discussion of interviewing, including how to present yourself as a top candidate, avoid screen-out factors, and give job-winning responses. Registration required.


Online Resources

If you're looking for job resources, check out our Career Resources page. There you can find databases for job searching as well as other sites to help you with resume and cover letter writing, like, which includes videos on software, technology, business skills, and more.

Another helpful resource is Adult Learning Center by Brainfuse. In addition to career resources, this site also provides test help, tutoring resources, and Microsoft Office training.

As always, if you have any specific questions or need advice on where to go to get the specific job search help you need, feel free to reach out to the Adult Services department at 847-965-4220 or Good luck on your search!

Bob Palas is an Adult Services Librarian at Morton Grove Public Library.