25+ years of experience changing lives by providing job search skills training, coaching, and compassionate support

Welcome to The Barrington Career Center

Formerly CareerPlace,  we serve the greater Chicagoland area.  We  offer a complete line of services including Individual Coaching, over 15 Classroom Workshops and Job Search Work Teams.

Over the past 25+ years, our members have come from Arlington Heights, Barrington,  Chicago, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Naperville, North Barrington, Palatine, Park Ridge,  Schaumburg, South Barrington, Tower Lakes and Wheaton, to name a few. 

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The Barrington Career Center is a volunteer driven, non-profit agency dedicated to helping clients develop search strategies, skills, and conduct an effective job search. Unemployment, underemployment, career transition, re-entry to the workforce, or first time employment are all areas where we can help.
We provide a positive, supportive and affirming environment and offer a wide range of programs, services and resources. Our goal is to prepare our clients to pursue rewarding employment in today’s highly competitive changing marketplace.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community at the least expense for our clients, with the same level of support usually provided by full service job placement centers…we are close and easily accessible!
Client Landings
Amy N.
IT Project Manager, Grupo Bimbo, Remote
Paul S.
Regional HR Leader for Operations, Pactiv Evergreen, Lake Forest, IL
Therese L.
Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, CF Industries, Deerfield, IL
Angelica A.
Director Clinical and Professional Practice, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Joan F.
Senior Consultant – Change & Integration, Daniels Consulting Group (DCG), Chicago
Brian M.
Sr Manager Supply and Demand Planning, Walgreens, Deerfield, IL
Kevin M.
General Manager, Durham School Services, Grayslake, IL
Kristi R.
Director E-Commerce, Uline, Pleasant Prairie, WI
Jacqueline B.
Director, Implementation (Data Services), CDK Global
Jim B.
Project Manager III, Call One Inc, Chicago, IL
Alan W.
Quality Engineer, Laystrom Manufacturing, Chicago, IL
Doreen M.
Recruiter, Transworld Systems
James A.
Sr Project Manager/Portfolio Manager, Abbvie Corporation, Waukegan, IL
Jason G.
Quality Assurance Manager, Dillon Kane Group - Extended Care, Chicago, IL
Robert D.
Chief Financial Officer, Henry Broch Foods, Waukegan, IL
Keith K.
Operational Excellence Manager, Thermamax, Inc., Aurora, IL
Elliot R.
Counsel / Keightly & Ashner LLP, Washington DC



Invaluable Resource

TBCC has been a fantastic resource. Ed L is a saint for helping so many in transition and his JSWT has been invaluable. Sandy B has been a fantastic coach and has provided valuable insights.

Great Organization

TBCC is a great organization, and I really enjoyed the orientation seminars to get started. My coach, Karl, was extremely helpful with keeping me organized and he had a lot of helpful ideas for me.

Invaluable Aid

TBCC has been an invaluable aid for my job searches in 2003, 2007, 2016-17 and today (2020).