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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.

Starting from scratch on your resume? No problem. Have questions about how to find info on your career path? We can help.

In addition to the resources found on this page, keep an eye out for our in-person employment help classes, offered periodically throughout the year.

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
Tue, Jan 28, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early... more
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Jan 28, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5.

Tue, Jan 28, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Library Foyer - Library Foyer
A Representative from NorthShore Health Center will be offering free blood pressure screenings in the foyer. First come, first served.

Rescheduled
Tue, Jan 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New date Tuesday, January 28, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Munster
Come play board games or card games.

Tue, Jan 28, 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Come play board games or card games.

Tue, Jan 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
School-age children, K-6th grade, are invited to the library for an hour of art exploration and fun. All supplies will be provided.... more
School-age children, K-6th grade, are invited to the library for an hour of art exploration and fun. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please wear clothes you can get messy in.

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Families are invited to join us for a 45 minute story time. We will read books, sing songs, and have fun activities! Kids can wear their... more
Families are invited to join us for a 45 minute story time. We will read books, sing songs, and have fun activities! Kids can wear their pajamas at this relaxed evening story time.

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included in this storytime for children and their family members.

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Documentary telling the full, astonishing story of Eva Kor and her survival of Auschwitz. It reveals her hidden pain, rage and... more
Documentary telling the full, astonishing story of Eva Kor and her survival of Auschwitz. It reveals her hidden pain, rage and unextinguished love for humanity. 90minutes 

Wed, Jan 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children... more
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.

Wed, Jan 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Griffith/Calumet Twp Library - Table by front doors
2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you get more information on job positions and how to apply. Walk-ins welcome.

Wed, Jan 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft... more
Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!

Wed, Jan 29, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschoolers in grades K-6th will make an art project with supplies provided by the library. Sign-ups are required and space is limited.

Wed, Jan 29, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Quiet Study Room #3
Every Wednesday, in Quiet Study Room 3, 2020 Census Recruitment Advisors will be available to help you apply for Census employment. ... more
Every Wednesday, in Quiet Study Room 3, 2020 Census Recruitment Advisors will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Wed, Jan 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Wed, Jan 29, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Representatives from Centier Bank will give general advice about getting your finances in order. This is the year to achieve your... more
Representatives from Centier Bank will give general advice about getting your finances in order. This is the year to achieve your resolutions!

Wed, Jan 29, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Parlez-vous francais? French speakers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for conversations in French.

Thu, Jan 30, 9:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic... more
The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading, writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information to prepare for American citizenship.

Thu, Jan 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the... more
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Jan 30, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Highland - Quiet Study Room
Every Thursday, in our Study Room, 2020 Census recruiters will be available to help you apply for Census employment. Walk-ins are welcome!

Thu, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children... more
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old and their caregivers will enjoy interacting at various play stations. Playing helps children learn language, literacy, social, and other skills.