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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.

Wondering how to write a cover letter? No problem. Need to find info on your chosen career? Our tools can help.

Want a personalized critique and edit workshop? Send your resume and/or cover letter to jobhelp@lcplin.org and our team of specialists (with experience workshopping hundreds of resumes and cover letters) will take a look and help you put your best foot forward!

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
Fri, May 14, 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

Sat, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to... more
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to human health. Email is required to register.

Sat, May 15, 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.

Sun, May 16, 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

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 18, 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.

Tue, May 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart Branch - Zoom Room
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat!... more
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey... more
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey to map the West. Email address required to register!

Tue, May 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
St. John branch - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could... more
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could it be you? You appear to be a little sus. Ages 11 - 17

Wed, May 19, 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.

Wed, May 19, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLKidsPlaylist
Join Miss Alissa and explore the night with a flashlight. This month we focus on using and exploring technology by seeing how a... more
Join Miss Alissa and explore the night with a flashlight. This month we focus on using and exploring technology by seeing how a flashlight works and using it to explore and craft.

Wed, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
What are germs, how do they spread, and what can we do to stop them? Email address required to register!

Wed, May 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for our virtual teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing "Sadie" by Courtney Summers. Registration is... more
Join us for our virtual teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing "Sadie" by Courtney Summers. Registration is required. Ages 12-17

Wed, May 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Zoom
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, May 20, 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.

Fri, May 21, 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

Sat, May 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.

Sun, May 23, 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