There are a variety of directories located in any local library that has information about local, state and national employers. Be sure to ask the librarian for assistance. Some of the directories you may choose to use are: The Illinois Manufacturers’ Directory, The Illinois Services Directory, and Hoovers Handbook of American Business. In addition, visit this online information of Employer directories.
Chambers of Commerce
The chamber of commerce has a directory of local employers and information about the types of industry in which an employer is categorized. Once again, it is a good idea to look at lists of employers in order to brainstorm a list of contacts.
By exploring these websites of local chambers of commerce, you will learn more about employers within this college district.
Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development
Mendota Chamber of Commerce
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
Princeton Chamber of Commerce
The Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The yellow pages of the local telephone book can serve as a wonderful resource for you to use to brainstorm a list of businesses to contact about possible job openings. While you are looking through the yellow pages, think about what types of positions each employer may hire and try to determine if you could be a possible applicant to that employer. This is an excellent way to become familiar with the many employers a community has to offer.
For additional assistance with all aspects of your job search visit the Career Services or call: (815) 224-0502 to make an appointment.
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