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Networking to Get a Job

This short video shows how to network and explains why networking is so important to finding a job.


Library Materials

Search the Library's catalog for material on job hunting.


Databases (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)

Job and Career Accelerator - Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job
 
JobNow - Live Job Coaching, Resume Assistance, and more... Live JobNow Coaches are available every day of the week, including weekends, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Training

  Gale Courses provides free online courses. Thousand Oaks Library card is required.

 

Lynda.com  - Video tutorials by experts in their field.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Project  Northstar Digital Literacy Project - Assessment of your computer skills. Earn Digital Literacy Certificates by taking proctored exams.

 


Web Resources

Indeed.com - A search engine for online job boards, with the ability to search by salary

JobStar - Ads, job fairs, hotlines
jobsinthousandoaks.com - Live here, work here.
 
Snagajob - 250,000 part-time jobs
 
FirstJob - Entry level jobs
 
American Job Center - Information and help for job seekers from the federal government
 
LinkUp Job Search Engine - Searches company websites for job openings
 
Careers in California Government - Jobs working for the State of California
 
Glassdoor.com - Provides job listings, reviews of employers and salary information.
 
Monster.com - One of the top online job boards
 
US.jobs - From the National Labor Exchange
 
SimplyHired - A job search engine


Avoiding Job Scams

Federal Trade Comission - How to tell legitimate employers from scammers.


Interview Question: "Why should we hire you?" 

This video for students is by the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Career Management Office.


Local Public Sector Jobs

County of Ventura

City of Thousand Oaks


Resources for Teens

 

This video by Career Girls gives strategies for finding a summer job.  The advice is equally valid for men and women.


Databases (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)

JobNow - Live Job Coaching, Resume Assistance, and more... Live JobNow Coaches are available every day of the week, including weekends, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 
LearningExpress Library - Get expert advice on creating strong resumes and cover letters, applications, interviewing, and more.

Training (Library card is required.)

 
Free GALE Courses online:
 Lynda.com  - Video tutorials by experts in their field.

Web Resources for Teens

These resources are useful for teens in addition to the ones above.

Sitters.com - Listings for sitters and nannies.

Care.com - Provides listings for sitters and nannies, pet care, adult and senior care, and home care.

CoolWorks.com - Jobs in great places

Get That Gig - Why not do something cool?

SummerJobs.com - Summer job listings

Camp Staff - Summer camp jobs

This video by TheEmployable presents the right way to fill out employment applications.