Getting Addison Back to Work Returns in February!

Getting Addison Back to Work LogoFinding a job can be a challenge, especially right now. Take your job search skills to the next level with our Getting Addison Back to Work program! In this series of workshops, you'll learn all the tools you need to launch your career. 

This program was made possible thanks to the Bouncing Back from the Pandemic Grant provided by the Illinois State Library.

Upcoming Events

Getting Addison Back to Work Kick-Off Celebration
Come to our kick-off to take a new professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, meet our community partners that work with job seekers, and pick up information about the Getting Addison Back to Work series. No registration required!
Sun., Feb. 20  1:00-3:00  Large Meeting Room

Job Search Like a Pro: Resumes - Register
Erica Reckamp of Job Search Like a Pro, TopResume, ZipJob, and will teach you how to craft content that performs well when subjected to hiring committees and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). We will also discuss keyword-optimized content and how to stand out as a top candidate.   
Tues., Feb. 22  7:00-8:00  Zoom

The 5 Types of Letters Every Job Seeker Needs to Have Ready - Register
Did you know that only 16% of employers actually read cover letters? Since you won’t know if your potential employers do or do not read cover letters, it’s still important to send one! In this presentation, you’ll learn about five variations of letters that job seekers should send.
Tues., Mar. 1  10:00-11:30  Zoom

Job Search Like a Pro: Interviewing - Register
Learn how to present yourself as the best choice for the job! Erica Reckamp of Job Search Like a Pro, TopResume, ZipJob, and will discuss how to avoid screen-out factors, deliver job-winning responses, and follow up to land an offer.
Thurs., Mar. 10  7:00-8:00  Zoom

Job Search Strategies during the Great Resignation - Register
Many people have left, or will leave, their current positions after realigning their priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a new position that is a better match for you, you will need a job search plan. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the best and most current job search tools, maintain a positive job seeking mindset during your job search, target companies you want to work for, and leverage your professional network.
Tues., Mar. 15  10:00-11:00  Zoom

Job Search Like a Pro: LinkedIn - Register
Erica Reckamp of Job Search Like a Pro, TopResume, ZipJob, and joins us to show you how to create a profile that attracts positive attention, gets the attention of hiring managers, and builds a professional web presence.
Mon., Mar. 21  7:00-8:00  Zoom  


More to Explore

Free Online Classes and More

With your Addison Public Library card, you can add new skills to your resume with these online learning tools:

  • Udemy: thousands of online video courses in business, tech, and personal development across 75+ categories.
  • Brainfuse: career resources with live resume help and critique
  • DigitalLearn: tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed
  • Gale Courses: hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development and technology skills.

One-on-One Appointments

Need some specialized help with your resume or your job search? You can schedule an appointment with our staff!

Career Online High School

Adults earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. We provide a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their education.


Past Events

Getting Addison Back to Work originally launched in September of 2020 and was supported by a partnership with Google and the Public Library Association. Participants could take virtual workshops and receive a completion certificate for participating in all workshops. You can watch the original workshop recordings below.

Resume Revamp – Tell the Story Behind the Story - Recording Available

Power Your Job Search with Google Tools  -  Recording Available

Discover and Prepare for Flexible Careers with Google Tools  -  Recording Available

Collaborate, Meet, and Work Remotely  -  Recording Available

Searching for a Job During Uncertain Times - Recording Available Upon Request