The Lincoln College Office of Career Services offers resources which can assist students wishing to learn more about potential majors and occupations that best fit their skills and interests.

The CEO Certificate is a credential in these 7 critical success skills:

  1. Resume writing
  2. Cover letter development
  3. Interview preparation
  4. Professional follow-up
  5. Elevator pitch
  6. LinkedIn
  7. Etiquette and dressing for success

Students who get certified can add it to their resume!  Contact Rich Johnson at 1-217-735-7361 or stop by the Office of Career Services to get started today!

Check out this video where Anthony O’Neal goes over what to expect at your first job!

Additional Resources

Notice: The following external, third-party web links are provided as a convenience to our students and alumni.  These are free resources that you may use at your own risk.  Career Services cannot be held responsible for the policies, practices, content or lack thereof associated with the linked third-party sites, nor does presentation of the links constitute any implied endorsement unless specifically stated.  Concerns or questions related to materials provided by third-parties should be forwarded directly to the third-party in question.

The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings are produced by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service.

Click HERE to go to The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

This is another resource with information on career exploration, training, and jobs.

Click HERE to go to CareerOneStop

Get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

Click HERE to go to Glassdoor

This extensive online database offers a variety of detailed occupational searches based on categories, skills, interests, and much more.  A number of other useful online career information resources are also linked to the O*NET system.

Click HERE for O*NET OnLine

This resource generates lists of employers nationally or by state in a given job field.

Click HERE to use Buzzfile

FOCUS is an online, self-guided career and education planning tool available through Lincoln College’s partnership with Illinois State University.  This tool can help students select the majors and career fields that are most compatible with their personal interests, skills, and goals.

Click HERE for more information and to access to FOCUS

A useful tool to calculate the average salary of a given career by region, state, or city.

Click HERE to go to the Salary Calculator

This cloud-based tool provides individuals with the tools, advice and data they need to understand and reach their full earning potential.

Click HERE to go to is a comprehensive video-based career exploration tool for women. It’s free to use, and, as important, it’s free of ads.

Click HERE to go to

Gladeo is a media and technology non-profit fostering career exploration and planning for young people from diverse backgrounds.

Click HERE to go to

Available from the U.S. Department of Labor, this excellent resource provides information about careers including the work environment, job outlook, training, qualifications, earnings, and advancement.

Click HERE for the Occupational Outlook Handbook