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Call (219) 873-3044 for Resume Help

Need a resume? Fill out this form, and a librarian will create a resume for you. A paper form is also available at the Reference Desk. This service is limited to patrons in the Michigan City area. Questions? Please call us at 219-873-3044.

You can also use the library’s public computers to create your own resume. Microsoft Word is available in the computer lab.

The library has many books and materials on job searching, creating resumes/cover letters, and interviewing. Check one out today!

Switching careers? Just starting out? Check out our career overviews:

Find more information about careers at the following websites:

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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Indiana Career Explorer

An online tool to explore your career interests and skills.

Career OneStop

Explore careers, find training programs, and learn about job searching.

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The Career Project

A free online database of thousands of career profiles based on interviews with professionals working in the field.

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My Next Move

An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Looking for a job? Find links to local employers and job search websites here:

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Indiana Career Connect

State job bank operated by WorkOne. Search for jobs, explore careers, create a resume, find education and training resources, research job markets, and more! logo

State of Indiana Jobs

Find employment opportunities available in Indiana state government agencies.

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The world’s largest job site. Apply for jobs and post your resume.

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A networking tool to find connections to job openings, recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.

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Search for jobs or careers using 13 different criteria, or post resumes for employers to search. Also has a career advice section.

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Search for jobs, read career advice from job experts, and find hiring and recruiting advice.

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Simply Hired

Search for job opportunities across the United States, post your resume, and more.

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USA Jobs

Search and apply for federal jobs. An official website of the federal government.

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Free Job Training through Next Level Jobs

Many Indiana residents can qualify for free training in high-growth fields through funding from the Workforce Ready Grant. Find out more and read about available training at

Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

The library offers free tutoring in basic skills, pre-GED and GED, reading, math, and more. Contact Literacy Supervisor Jessica Hoffmaster at 219-873-3043 to sign up for free tutoring assistance.

Online Resources for Work Skills and Career Development

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Explore 750+ free online courses on a variety of topics.

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1000+ courses from universities in data science, computer science, business, and more. Free and for-pay options available.

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Free online courses and classes from the world’s best universities including MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, UT and others. logo


Free online lessons in work skills, computers, reading, math, money, and more. GCFLearnFree helps you learn essential skills needed to live and work. A program of the Goodwill Community Foundation.

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Khan Academy

Take free online classes in math, science, computing, economics, test preparation, history, art and more. Work at your own pace to learn the skills you need. Covers basic/beginners level to college level.

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Microsoft Office Training Center

Find training and tutorials for Office 365 and Office apps, including Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and more.

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Small Business Administration Learning Center

An online portal that hosts a variety of self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help small business owners explore and learn about the many aspects of business ownership.

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Offers free online training in programming and technical skills.


WorkOne provides resources to help you plan your career, including information on current job openingWorkOne logos, resume assistance, workshops, skills assessments, training, and special programs for veterans, dislocated workers, job seekers over 55, job seekers with disabilities, and more. Other services available at full-service WorkOne offices include:

  • In-person WorkReady workshops
  • Free job-related printing, copying, faxing, and telephone use
  • Individualized skills evaluation, interview preparation, and career planning
  • Uplink problems and unemployment claims issues – account revocations, payment delays, and manual password resets

For any of these services, please visit a WorkOne office.

WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
301 E. 8th Street, Suite 120
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0575
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

WorkOne La Porte (Full-service office)
300 Legacy Plz. W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2175
Fax: 219-362-1198
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Grace Learning Center

Grace Learning Center provides assistance in developing tGrace Learning Center logohe skills necessary to get entry level and more advanced level jobs. The center provides literacy and pre-GED training through a partnership with A.K. Smith, and offers workshops on a number of financial, technical, and career topics. Grace Learning Center is a WorkOne access point, and provides assistance with computer-based job searches.

Grace Learning Center
1007 West 8th St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

A.K. Smith Area Career Center

A.K. Smith Career Center logoThe A.K. Smith Career Center offers a comprehensive program in Adult Basic Education for adult learners who have not completed high school and high school graduates who need remediation in basic skills. Classes are conducted in reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language, and GED test preparation.

A.K. Smith Career Center
817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Keys to Hope Community Resource Center

Keys to Hope logoThe Keys to Hope Community Resource Center (KTH) aims to serve the most disenfranchised members of the community. KTH offers participants free showers and laundry amenities, access to computers and the internet, classes, structure, and case management. KTH works with numerous community partners to act as a central access point for social services and resources including appropriate public aid, health insurance, housing, and a connection to volunteer and job opportunities.

Keys to Hope Community Resource Center
1802 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 809-9903

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Click here to file unemployment claims

If you are unemployed due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Use Uplink to apply for unemployment and file for weekly benefits. What you will need to bring with you to file:

  • Address, social security number, date of birth and phone number.
  • Last employer’s name, mailing address, phone number, dates of employment and reason unemployed.
  • TIP: Bring your latest check stub from this employer with you.

Do you have questions about unemployment insurance? Contact WorkOne:

WorkOne Michigan City Express Office
301 E. 8th Street, Suite 120
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-809-0575
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

WorkOne La Porte (Full service office)
300 Legacy Plz. W.
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-2175
Fax: 219-362-1198
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

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