Looking for ways to gain work experience? Need help writing your resume and cover letter? The Urbana Free Library offers a great selection of books to suit all your job-hunting needs. Be sure to also check out these helpful links.
Focus on Teen Job Seekers:
*If you are under the age of 18, please check with an adult first before you enter any personal information. Look for "https://" to make sure the website is secure. Remember, don't give out any personal information unless you trust the website.
Want to gain experience, but not looking for a job? Consider volunteering!
- Become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
- Be a general Special Olympics volunteer, or become a coach (if you're at least 14 years old).
- CUVolunteer.org Find volunteering activities in the Champaign-Urbana area.
- Idealist.Org Interested in getting involved in something bigger than yourself? This website has info on volunteer opportunities and internships for all kinds of organizations. You can even get ideas on how to start your own group.
- VolunteerMatch - Where Volunteering Begins Enter your zip code to find current volunteering opportunities in your area.
- Whether you're looking to get involved in something big or small, Do Something!
Looking for general information about jobs and careers?
- Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Find careers that fit your interests.
- Guide to the Business of Babysitting Helpful website filled with information about becoming a great babysitter. Available in English and Spanish.
- Job Corps A free vocational training program for people ages 16 - 24 who qualify as low income.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hundreds of career profiles provide job descriptions, salaries, experience requirements, and more.
Helpful Links for All Seeking Employment in Urbana-Champaign:
Create a profile, post your resume, and view job matches based on your skills and preferences.
The online classifieds community that includes local job listings.
Provides a variety of support and job-search tools.
Selects and matches job seekers with the most suitable employers.
U of I Careers & Employment
Academic Professional (AP) positions are varied and often require only a Bachelor’s degree. Civil Service positions, which require a high school diploma or GED, are also listed.
UIUC Virtual Job Board
Compiles part-time jobs open to community members.
Find full-time and part-time jobs in east-central Illinois.
Champaign-Ford County School Districts
Features teaching and many other job types. Complete a single online application for multiple districts.
Parkland College Job Listings
Parkland hosts an Internet job listing database for Parkland students and district residents.
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Lists state and nationwide employment services and job opportunities.
Features more than 100,000 hourly and part-time jobs available nationwide.
Searches the major job-posting sites like USAJobs.gov and smaller job boards. Click on Advanced Job Search and select the type of jobs you are seeking.
Provides information on federal jobs & internships for students and recent grads.
The official site for finding jobs with the federal government worldwide.
Work 4 Illinois
The official site for finding employment with the State of Illinois.