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Job Search Coaching

Career counselors help you to develop the many skills essential for a successful job search.

Career counselors teach you how to:

  • Develop effective resumes and cover letters
  • Interview successfully
  • Capitalize on networking
  • Use the Internet to locate job leads
  • Develop a proactive job search strategy

Career Services continues to offer one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching FREE to currently enrolled students and alumni with an Oakton awarded degree or certificate.

All others will be charged $45 per session to meet individually with a Career Counselor.  Career Services will waive the fee for the initial visit, enabling the person to determine if our services are a good fit for their needs before making a monetary commitment.

Job search workshops; our online job board; computer assisted career guidance and information system software; physical resources in Career Services on the Des Plaines Campus including computers, printer, fax machine and telephone for career exploration and job search activities will remain FREE for EVERYONE.

Career counselors are seen by appointment. 

To help you write an effective resume, Career Services created a Resume Workbook. If you would like a copy stop by Career Services, room 1125 on the Des Plaines Campus. Or, click on Resume Workbook.pdf and Sample Resumes.pdf.

To introduce you to the major components of an Executive Brief Cover letter and walk you through the process of developing this effective style of cover letter, Career Services created a Cover Letter Workbook.  If you would like a copy stop by Career Services, room 1125 on the Des Plaines Campus.  Or, click on Cover Letter Workbook.pdf.

Photograph of Career Services Sign

Des Plaines campus
Career Services
Room 1740
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skokie campus
Enrollment Center
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, Illinois 60077

By Appointment