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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
Wed, Mar 03, 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, Mar 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Discover this connection between genealogy and heraldry (coats of arms), and find out how heraldry can become "the genealogist's most... more
Discover this connection between genealogy and heraldry (coats of arms), and find out how heraldry can become "the genealogist's most colorful tool",

Wed, Mar 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Need a getaway to the beach? Join the Galveston Island State Park rangers as they explore the beach live and show us the creatures that... more
Need a getaway to the beach? Join the Galveston Island State Park rangers as they explore the beach live and show us the creatures that call it home! Email address required to register!

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Ever wonder how desert plants and animals can survive in extreme temperatures and a dry climate? This program explores the amazing... more
Ever wonder how desert plants and animals can survive in extreme temperatures and a dry climate? This program explores the amazing adaptations of desert life. An email address is required.

Wed, Mar 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 -... more
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 - 17. Registration is required for this virtual event.

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 04, 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.

Thu, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
During this program, students will use the records of the National Archives to determine how and why women fought for the right to... more
During this program, students will use the records of the National Archives to determine how and why women fought for the right to vote. Email address required to register!

Fri, Mar 05, 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.

Fri, Mar 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a virtual town hall meeting with Representative Hal Slager. Participants will get the chance to ask questions and hear... more
Join us for a virtual town hall meeting with Representative Hal Slager. Participants will get the chance to ask questions and hear legislative updates. Link to sign up is in the event listing.

Sat, Mar 06, 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, Mar 07, 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.

Mon, Mar 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp Branch - ZOOM
March features: "November Road" by Lou Berney. Pick up a copy at the Griffith curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at... more
March features: "November Road" by Lou Berney. Pick up a copy at the Griffith curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at griffith@lcplin.org for event details.

Mon, Mar 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. TEENS (12-18) are... more
Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. TEENS (12-18) are welcome. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ZOOM LOG-IN LINK.

Mon, Mar 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, Mar 09, 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, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
The Hindu festival of Holi is a holiday that celebrates the coming of the Spring season. Find out how many people celebrate this holiday... more
The Hindu festival of Holi is a holiday that celebrates the coming of the Spring season. Find out how many people celebrate this holiday through vibrant colors! Email address required to register!

Tue, Mar 09, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play online games while we hang out on Zoom! Bring your game ideas! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask... more
Teens are invited to play online games while we hang out on Zoom! Bring your game ideas! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask how (TAB) can count toward volunteer hours!

Wed, Mar 10, 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, Mar 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Tour behind-the-scenes at Longwood and discover how our horticulturalists prepare... more
Explore the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower. Tour behind-the-scenes at Longwood and discover how our horticulturalists prepare our spectacular displays. Email address required to register!

Wed, Mar 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We'll work together to find the imposter. Is it you? You seem a... more
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We'll work together to find the imposter. Is it you? You seem a little sus. Ages 11 - 17.

Wed, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 11, 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.

Thu, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Geared for those aged 10 and up, we explore the pioneer experience and the tragic story of the Donner Party. IMPORTANT: We're being... more
Geared for those aged 10 and up, we explore the pioneer experience and the tragic story of the Donner Party. IMPORTANT: We're being strict on the age limit! Email address required to register!

Fri, Mar 12, 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.

Fri, Mar 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us as Representative Andrade updates the public and answers questions from the public. You can find the connection information in... more
Join us as Representative Andrade updates the public and answers questions from the public. You can find the connection information in this listing.

Fri, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Not sure what the desert looks like or how to draw it? This directed drawing program has you creating your own masterpiece. You will... more
Not sure what the desert looks like or how to draw it? This directed drawing program has you creating your own masterpiece. You will need an email address to register.