Job Search and Career Resources

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After High School:  Planning for Education

FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Complete and submit the FAFSA application online. The FAFSA form is used by most two and four year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid. The form can also be submitted on paper, but the online application is recommended for its quickness.

McHenry County College

Finding a Career That's Right for You

Career One Stop
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
What do you like? Exploring Career Information? This site offers information about careers to match a wide range of interests and abilities.

Illinois Career Resource Network
Information about occupations, education and financial aid. Find job outlook/wages for Illinois and McHenry County for various careers.

CareerPath (a division of careerbuilder) is a career resource center that will assist you in making the right career decisions. Assistance is provided with career tests, advice and resources.

Job Search Skills

Snag a job
Job Searching on the Web, part time and hourly job search site for teens.

Quintessential Careers
Job search information geared for teens.

Homework Help and Library Links

Local Libraries
Check your local library website to learn more about their digital collection or virtual reference services.

Money Management

JumpStart - Reality Check
Imagine how you want to live once you're on your own. Will you buy a car? Where will you live? Do you go to the movies or sports events most every weekend? Remember, it's your life, you can do whatever you want . . . OR CAN YOU?

Buying a Car

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports provides information about reliability, performance and quality of consumer products, such as cars.

Car Talk
Website for National Public Radio's Car Talk program, hosted by mechanics Tom and Ray. This site features an "Adviser" - click on the price, brand, body type and feature options and find out what cars fit your interest. The "Test Drive Note Book" provides car reviews.

Get the VIN number before you buy
Before you buy a used car, this site allows you to enter the car's VIN # and get information about its history. Find out if the car was involved in any major accidents or recalls.

Kelly Blue Book
The Kelly Blue Book gives pricing information on new cars and provides used car values by make and model.



The McHenry County Workforce Network, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact our Equal Opportunity Officer Peggy Sarbaugh-McNally at [email protected] or (815) 334-2776. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 526-0844 or 711