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Finding work in Naperville, Illinois
Finding a job while employed is a little less stressful than a job search while unemployed. There are many resources online that can help you find work, and additional resources that are available throughout the Naperville community to help in your job search.
This page is dedicated to those job opportunities close to Naperville and the many Naperville organizations that can help you during your Naperville job search. Use this as a resource to get you started in finding jobs in Naperville and the surrounding suburban areas.
Networking to find your next Job Opportunity in Naperville, IL
Most job opportunities are from personal contacts
It is ok to use networking sites such as Facebook to help you find your next employment opportunity. Remember that employers are also looking at these sites to see if there are any "warning signs". The time to start creating your online social network is right now, not at the beginning of your employment search.
My favorite networking site is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows you to keep track of all your co-workers, customers, and friends on one site. I keep my LinkedIn profile completely professional. LinkedIn also provides a job board for helping the community find qualified people.
For those in Naperville, there is the LinkedIn Greater Naperville Networking Group which you can join that provides opportunities to connect with other Naperville professionals.
There are other professional networking groups such as Naymz and Plaxo, and of course, the more social networks like Facebook and MySpace. As these have become very popular, they have also become a source of information for employers, so be careful what you post to these sites.
Naperville Community Career Centers
When searching for a job, don't limit yourself to online searches. Naperville has many communities to help folks find work.
Naperville Community Career Center is partially funded by Naperville township and is operated by the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. The volunteers at the Naperville Community Career Center provide help with networking, resume writing, and interviewing. The center has work stations to help job seekers find their next employment opportunities.
The career center is located at:
1815 W Diehl Suite 100
Many churches provide a job ministry to support unemployed job seekers spirtually, emotionally, and through networking opportunities. Four such are job support groups in Naperville are
The Path Group at The Compass Church
Crossroads Career Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at Crossroad Community Church on Quincy Avenue in Naperville
Career Transition Support Group meets every 2nd Saturday from 9:30-10:30am at Grace Methodist Church on Gartner Avenue in Naperville
Colleges also provide job boards and opportunities that are not always limited to students. College of DuPage, North Central College, and Waubonsie Community College are also great places to check out.
More websites for your Naperville Job Search
Below are various websites that you can use to help with your job search. Some are national and some are local. If available, I have limited the search to the Naperville, Illinois area. Some of these sites allow you to post your resume and receive emails on current job openings.
- Jobs in Naperville, Illinois by Indeed.com
Indeed.com job search for Naperville, Illinois
- Technical Jobs in Naperville, Illinois by Dice.com
Dice.com provides technical jobs in the Naperville, Illinois area
- Employment Opportunities in Naperville, Illinois
posted by jobisjob.com
- Yahoo! HotJobs
Search Yahoo! Hot Jobs
- Search for jobs in your area on SnagAJob.com
Many hourly jobs at local retailers are listed at SnagAJob.
Go Directly to Naperville Employers
You don't have to wait for a job to get posted to apply for a particular company. Some employers don't use these type of services. As you go about your job search in Naperville don't forget to go to the local employers in the area.
City of Naperville
School District 203
Indian Prairie School District 204
Naperville Park District
In addition, make sure you visit some of the local companies websites to see if they are hiring in your field. Many companies are located along the I-88 corridor.
The Allant Group