One of our core beliefs is that job seekers should use as many resources as are available to them. In this spirit of collaboration, we keep in touch with many other not for profit and government career centers, local networking groups and job ministries at local religious organizations. We encourage you to explore these resources and take advantage of any or all of them. If you have a suggestion for a link addition, please email us at:

Job Listings & Resources

Job Listings: MAXOutreach

Job Listings:

CTC: Career Transitions Center of Chicago

Executive Career Services offers a free, confidential resume review and supports CareerPlace

StrengthsFinders Links from the University of Minnesota:


Free Workshops at Harper College

Free Workshop Listings at Harper College

Other Not-For-Profit Career Centers

Community Career Center in Naperville

Career Resource Center in Lake Forest

Career Transitions Center in Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities

CareerPlace encourages all job seekers to be actively involved in volunteering during job transition. For opportunities to volunteer at Advocate Health Care facilities, please click here. 

Networking Groups

CPA for the calendar of CPA Networking group events

Crystal Lake Job Club
Meetings are held at the Crystal Lake Public Library once a month on Thursdays at 1:00pm.  Join other job hunters in a supportive environment for networking and to hear speakers on job hunting topics.  For more information or to sign up for the job club’s newsletter, contact Kim Damitz (  Click here for a meeting schedule.

Network to Success Job Club
Sponsored by McHenry County Workforce Network, meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Shah Center (4100 W. Shamrock Ln., McHenry, IL; 815.338.7100).

Saint Hubert Parish Job & Networking Ministry
Job club meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm at St. Hubert Parish Ministry Center (729 Grand Canyon St., Hoffman Estates, IL; 847.885.7700 x101). The group also sponsors job hunting workshops throughout the suburbs.  Sign up for their job board:

O.L.P.H Career & Business Networking Ministry–  Monthly Meeting Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in Dussman Room in the Lafayette Building at 1775 Grove Street Glenview, IL  For more information…about the meetings and presenters, contact John D at or visit

Job Ministries

Church of Latter Day Saints Employment Resource Services
4951 Indiana Avenue
Suite 400
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone (630) 487-2181
Fax: (630) -437-5077
Sally Morrison
Liahni Hamrick

St. Francis de Sales Employment Ministry   (Download registration form here)

Job Support Groups

St. Hubert Job & Networking Ministry

St. Thomas Job Ministry

Holy Family Parish Job Ministry

Share Job Ministry

The SHARE  Job & Networking Ministry  is composed  of  four parishes  in the Northwest Suburbs:  St. Edna (Arlington Heights), St. James (Arlington Heights) St. Raymond (Mt. Prospect) and Our Lady of the Wayside (Arlington Heights).  SHARE  is open to any and all job seekers and offers seminars on job search and networking tips as well as offer time to network with fellow group members.   Meetings are held every second Wednesday. For more information and to be added the the e-mail list for meetings and jobs announcements, call or e-mail Patty Casey at (224) 232-5910 or   To join the LinkedIn Group: SHARE Network – AH:
State Assistance for Unemployed Workers

Financial Education and Support

HavenSource, a local not for profit providing financial counseling.

Individual and Family Therapy

Barrington Youth & Family Services

Family Service of Lake County

Samaritan Counseling

Computer Skills Training

Barrington Library Atomic Learning: Increase your computer skills anytime at your own pace. Computer tutorials are available on many applications including MS Office, Adobe CS3 & CS4 applications, Blackboard and Moodle, iLife applications, Inspiration, Google Docs, Windows, Mac OS, and many more. AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE LIBRARY. CareerPlace members DO NOT NEED TO BE A RESIDENT OF BARRINGTON TO USE THESE SERVICES.


Job Boards

Career Builder job board job board

Other Community Resources

Barrington Area Council on Aging

Barrington Township

Cuba Township

Ela Township

2014 Healthier Barrington Community Analysis and the 2014 Community Household survey results.

Online Resources

The Vault website

Illinois Work Net Click here for career assessment tool.

Newsletter from the Illinois Worknet Center.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Networking Today: A Guide for Business Professionals and College Graduates

Watch That Page website

America’s Small Business Development Site

IL Small Business Assistance including workshops and other resources

Illinois Green Jobs

JVS’ online Job Seekers Guide

Green jobs and career networking resources in Green Industry –


Resources for job seekers from the U.S. Dept of LaborClick here

Chicago Job Resource

Catalyst Career Group

Harper College Programs

Yahoo Networking Group for Harper College Career Stimulus Program

United Way of Lake County and Healthy Lake County Calendar


Barrington Area Library Job Search Resources

Schaumburg Township District Library

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Financial Budgeting Tools from–to research companies and much more

Women on Work – WOW

Starting Your Own Business – Resource

Suggested Reading

The United Way of Lake County has put together a 21-page Recession Survival Guide which describes what an individual can do if they need help with their finances. This guide includes some very good and useful information and we thought you might find it helpful. Click here for guide.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckinham

The Opt-Out Revolt by Lisa a. Mainiero & Sherry E. Sullivan

In Search of the Perfect Job by Clyde Lowstuter

What’s Your Type of Career: Unlock the Secrets of your Perfect Career Path, by Donna Dunning

What Color is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the Worlds Leading Career Services Company by Orville Pierson

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, Tieger & Tieger, 2001.(For anyone who wants to go into more depth after an MBTI evaluation)

You, Inc., Beckwith & Beckwith, 2006 (For anyone needing an extra boost on how to talk about his/her successes)

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