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Applying for a job online

Job Search Tips & Tools

The library sees job-seekers’ questions daily. Librarians are prepared to help you answer questions about any of the resources on these pages.

Starting from scratch on your resume? No problem. Have questions about how to find info on your career path? We can help.

In addition to the resources found on this page, keep an eye out for our in-person employment help classes, offered periodically throughout the year.

Help for Every Stage of Your Search

Prepare

Before you start your search, make sure you're ready with a stellar cover letter and resume. Our tools will help you create them so that when you do find the perfect job, you can apply right away.

 

Search

Ready to start your search? These local databases and job hunt tips will help you find something in Northwest Indiana that matches your skills and needs.

 

Apply

Now that you've found a job you want, all you have to do is apply. Get help navigating online applications, brush up on your interview skills, and even get in-person help preparing to apply for a job.

 

More Resources

Sometimes it feels like there are a million details to take care of when job searching or starting a new job. What local resources and grants are available to help you with things like continuing education, childcare, and other concerns?

New at LCPL

Looking for something new? These titles have just hit our shelves!

Upcoming Events
Sun, Sep 20, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
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Tue, Sep 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us virtually as we talk to a park ranger from Mammoth Cave National Park about an amazing underground world! You need Zoom... more
Join us virtually as we talk to a park ranger from Mammoth Cave National Park about an amazing underground world! You need Zoom capability and an email address to attend. 

Tue, Sep 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Zoom Room
Join us for a virtual Teen Advisory Board meeting! Earn volunteer hours while we discuss future teen program ideas for the St. John... more
Join us for a virtual Teen Advisory Board meeting! Earn volunteer hours while we discuss future teen program ideas for the St. John Library. Must register by September, 2020. Ages 10-17.

Wed, Sep 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters... more
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Wed, Sep 23, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Professional writer, Patrick Thornton has created a program to show researchers and genealogists at all levels, how to write engaging... more
Professional writer, Patrick Thornton has created a program to show researchers and genealogists at all levels, how to write engaging family stories to share with current and future generations.

Thu, Sep 24, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Thu, Sep 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email... more
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email address to register.

Fri, Sep 25, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Fri, Sep 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Talk to a ranger who works in the beautiful Grand Canyon National Park! To register, you must have an email address.

Sat, Sep 26, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sun, Sep 27, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Tue, Sep 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "An Extraordinary Union." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "An Extraordinary Union." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event.

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Did you know there's a herd of bison not far from Lake County? We'll visit them with the Nature Conservancy in this program! You must... more
Did you know there's a herd of bison not far from Lake County? We'll visit them with the Nature Conservancy in this program! You must have an email address to attend.