workNet DuPage is fully committed to your success

We are now offering services virtually and in-person!

Get Your Career Education Paid For

Receive up to $10,000 for getting new skills or certifications.

Jobs Board

We receive job leads directly from businesses that are hiring in DuPage County. See the most recent listings here.

Career Counseling

Eligible individuals may receive career planning assistance and job coaching.

Job Search Workshops

With our menu of workshops covering interviewing, negotiating and resume writing, you’ll find great advice and tips.

Career Conversations

Join us select Friday mornings for virtual job search workshops. Tune in from anywhere, anytime. All are welcome.

Community Room

Get free access to computers, WiFi, copiers and printers. You can also login to our paid job search subscription services, including the AtoZ databases.

What people are saying about workNet DuPage:

Your team and organization have been so great and supportive to help me and the community. I now know the power of networking and how helpful people can be.

Sneha P

Without workNet DuPage, I would have never considered going back to college … Now here I am walking to receive my AAS-Management degree this May 19th with my daughter who is completing her AFA-Music degree … I may be one of the oldest students there, but I’ll be the proudest.

Patricia Posavec

The workNet DuPage Career Center helped me land on my feet after I decided I needed to make a career change. I had previously been working in retail management and my desire to learn and develop new skills was not being met.

Liliana R.

I was able to use the on-the-job training program to secure an IT position that offered hands-on training and development. I am now working as a technician taking on new responsibilities every day, but most importantly doing work I enjoy.

Farhan V.

Deb Hoffman and the entire workNet DuPage Career Center team have been very helpful and definitely set me up for success … by allowing me to obtain additional skills to be more marketable putting me heads and shoulders above the competition!

Eric Rivera

Everybody at the center is always there for me and available when I have questions. This process has been an amazing experience and I would recommend to anyone looking to make changes or in need of assistance to reach out to them.

Marilyn T.

Since my experience with workNet, my life has improved drastically. The new position and life balance it has provided has given me the opportunity to return to college to finish my degree. On-the-job training continues and I am constantly improving my skills.

Beth H.

Before Jennifer helped me I only had 2 companies call me back for an interview. Since December I had three calls for interviews and one of those resulted in a job offer yesterday. My counselor, Marianne, asked what changed in December. I had to think, and I said it was most likely the change in my resume that you helped me make. While I hated removing the older parts of my resume because it showed some of my best work, that section made me look too old. So you were right!

Phil J.

After nearly 8 months of this job transition, I have landed a position and start next Monday at a company up in Schaumburg. workNet DuPage has been invaluable for me during this job transition period. 

David B.

“Thank you for finding and forwarding job leads my way while I was looking for work.”

Craig W. was laid off after 7+ years as Vice President of I.T. at a local corporation. He attended our Boot Camp and has now landed a new position as computer user support specialist.

Craig W.

workNet was instrumental in providing the necessary tools and information for performing a successful job search and in obtaining the critical certifications that companies required.

John Hoekstra

I thought I knew it all until I went to Jim’s Job Search Bootcamp. Not only were the topics relevant for today’s job market, but Jim presents these sometimes-boring topics in an engaging matter that prevents you from zoning out. Jim sparked my inner self so that I had the confidence to go outside my comfort zone and approach business associates in upper management.

Lois A. Lane-Kornbrot

Your program was a blessing and the presentations were great.

After 30 years of employment at the same company, William L. was laid off from an international manufacturing company in the western suburbs of Chicago. After attending our Boot Camp and Job Clubs, he was able to find a new job at a local employer as a maintenance technician.  

William L.

Before workNet, finding a career seemed like a brick wall. I now have an education and career I can be proud of.

Jeremy Driscoll

Tips and Resources

We have created a wealth of resources to assist you in your career development, including how-to guides, samples and advice on resumes, interviewing skills, negotiating and more! Use these pages to learn essential tips and strategies to help you navigate your job search.

RESUMES

Your resume is often the first impression you make on employers. It needs to stand out.

INTERVIEWING

Interviewing is a skill and practice makes perfect. Put your best foot forward and avoid common mistakes.

NEGOTIATING

Everything you need to understand the art of negotiating salary and benefits is here.

SUCCESS AT YOUR NEW JOB

You got the job! Ensure a great first impression and get acclimated to the new position with these tips.

Upcoming Events

Jul 12
Workshops
From Layoff to Launch FREE Webinar

Take back some control over your career. Join us Tuesdays for From Layoff to Launch, a FREE Webinar that highlights proven resources to help DuPage County residents laid-off or furloughed successfully navigate this challenging time.

Jul 13
Workshops
Microsoft Excel

A FREE, 6-week class available to DuPage County residents.

Jul 14
Workshops
Understanding Your Credit Report

Your credit score determines if you can rent an apartment, borrow money, or open a credit card. It can also impact employment opportunities. This workshop explains what a credit report is and clarifies how it is determined.

Jul 14
Workshops
Skill Up DuPage

From entry to executive levels, workNet DuPage can help you, your family, friends, and neighbors (re)start their careers. Don’t just get back to work, “Skill Up” for a brighter future. Learn how DuPage County’s workNet Center will help you "TEAM UP" with a personal career coach, "LEVEL UP" your career with the most up-to-date job search skills, and "STEP UP" your earning potential with training grants up to $10,000 per eligible individual!

Jul 26
Workshops
From Layoff to Launch FREE Webinar

Take back some control over your career. Join us Tuesdays for From Layoff to Launch, a FREE Webinar that highlights proven resources to help DuPage County residents laid-off or furloughed successfully navigate this challenging time.