Networking to Get a Job
This short video shows how to network and explains why networking is so important to finding a job.
Search the Library's catalog for material on job hunting.
You will need to establish an e-mail account to apply for jobs. Examples of e-mail services that are free and reliable:
Electronic Resources (Available through Thousand Oaks Library's website. Free.)
Brainfuse 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 - job skills, resume and interview skills; also includes computer training modules on Office suites and Win/Mac Operating systems training.
Lynda.com - Video tutorials by experts in their field. Access through the Library's website requires your Thousand Oaks Library card number and PIN number.
ReferenceUSA - Identify potential employers, geographically and by business categories.
(not affiliated with the library.)
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.
Resources for Teens
This video by Career Girls gives strategies for finding a summer job. The advice is equally valid for men and women.
Electronic Resources (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)
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.