Staff Seeking Career Assistance

There are a variety of local options that have been useful to NU staff and community members seeking career assistance.  A partial list is included below, or please refer to our full Community Career Resource guide.

NU Campus Resources

Managing Your Career Workshop Series through the Office of Learning and Organizational Development

Open exclusively to Northwestern employees, Managing Your Career is a free series of six monthly workshops for those looking to take control of their careers and find greater satisfaction at work. The series is offered in Chicago during winter and spring, in Evanston during summer and fall. For more information, please visit:

Local Community Resources

Illinois WorkNet (Illinois Department of Employment Security)

Located in the Evanston Public Library, WorkNet offers job opportunities as well as a wide range of employment services. These include career guidance, job search assistance, and community resource information.  Workshops are offered on resume preparation, Internet job search, and how to research jobs and companies.

Location: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, 3rd Floor

Hours: MWF, 10:00am - 6:00pm; TTh, 10:00am - 8:00pm

For information email or call Beverly Lindsey at 847-448-8649

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)

Located in Skokie, JVS offers individual counseling and coaching including testing and assessment, identifying mentors and evaluating educational options as well as transferable skills. They also offer career counseling, job placement, refugee services and college counseling. Fees may apply. Scholarships are available.

Location: 5150 Golf Road, Skokie, Illinois 60077   

For more information email or call 847-568-5150 V; 847-568-5185 TT

Oakton Community College

Career counselors at OCC work with individuals to facilitate career decision making. Through an assortment of activities including resume review and career assessments. Students, alumni and community members are welcome to take advantage of the job opportunities posted on Non-students/alumni living outside District 535 will be charged $35 per session.

Locations: Des Plaines Campus, Career Services, Room 1125, 847-635-1735 or Skokie/Ray Hartstein Campus
Advising and Counseling, Room A105, 847-635-1417

Women for Hire

Women for Hire offer expert advice on resumes, cover letters, informational interviewing and professional networking advice. They also host job fairs throughout the country.