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5215 Oakton StreetSkokie, IL 60077


Skokie Public Library

Adult Services Department

Position:Volunteer Career Advisor

Major Objective:

To meet with job seekers and assist in reviewing resumes, evaluating interviewing skills and help with the development of effective job search skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Volunteer Career Assistant will have scheduled half hour appointments with area job seekers to review resumes and general job search strategy.
  • The assistant should check to see if appointments have been arranged on the scheduled date. Librarians will schedule the appointments on an as-needed basis.
  • The assistant has the option to help out with job search programs, networking groups and career fairs.
  • There is a possibility of assisting job seekers at a drop in time adding a "drop in" time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The applicant should enjoy meeting and talking to people
  • The applicant should have a strong knowledge of the job search process, ideally from a human resources perspective.
  • The applicant should be up to date on employment trends and community resources for job seekers.


  • The Adult Services Career Librarian is responsible for administrative supervision of the volunteer.

Orientation and Training:

  • Library-wide - general library orientation for volunteers
  • Adult Services Department - includes a department tour and introduction to Adult staff members, a review of Adult procedures and expectations as they relate to volunteers, and an explanation of the volunteer’s specific duties and responsibilities
  • Orientation of the career resources in the library
  • Overview of the current method for finding job resources

Work Schedule:

The Volunteer Career Assistant should be available to stop in the library at a scheduled time every other week for 2 hours of scheduled appointments. More time can be scheduled if desired but is not necessary.

Commitment Required:

The position would require a 6 hour commitment per month.


  • Business Development
  • Professional Development

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 6 hour commintment per month

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