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Job Search Guide

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Electronic Resources  - available through the Library's website.

(Free with your Thousand Oaks Library card)

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow - Live Job Coaching, Resume Assistance, and more... Live JobNow & VetNow Coaches are available every day of the week, including weekends, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.CA Interview Coaching Social Media
 User Guide     
 Video Tutorial

LearningExpress Library -  (Go to the section on "Career Preparation.") Job skills, resume and interview skills; also includes computer training modules on Office suites and Win/Mac Operating systems training.

LinkedIn Learning  -  Over 16,000 video tutorials by experts in their field.  Access through the Library's website requires your Thousand Oaks Library card number and PIN number. 

Reference Solutions - Identify potential employers, geographically and by business categories. Search the Businesses database by geography and type of business. Use the "Advanced Search."

To access the above resources from the Library's home page, click on the link to "Virtual Library" then click on "Research."



Library Materials 

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

Suggested search terms:

  • resumes employment
  • job hunting


Networking to Get a Job

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

E-mail Services

You will need to establish an e-mail account to apply for jobs. Examples of e-mail services that are free and reliable:

Social Networks

Local Public Sector Jobs

Web Resources

(Not affiliated with the Library) - A search engine for online job boards, with the ability to search by salary

JobStar - Ads, job fairs, hotlines

Snagajob - 250,000 part-time 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 - Provides job listings, reviews of employers and salary information. - One of the top online job boards

The National Labor Exchange - Jobs in all 50 states

SimplyHired - A job search engine

CalJOBS - Jobs in California, with opportunity to create an online profile for job seekers.

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.

CA Interview Prep Social MediaElectronic Resources (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow - Live Job Coaching, Resume Assistance, and more... Live JobNow & VetNow Coaches are available every day of the week, including weekends, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 User Guide     
 Video Tutorial

LearningExpress Library - Get expert advice on creating strong resumes and cover letters, applications, interviewing, and more.

Web Resources for Teens

These resources are useful for teens in addition to the ones above. - Listings for sitters and nannies. - Provides listings for sitters and nannies, pet care, adult and senior care, and home care. - Jobs in great places

Get That Gig - Why not do something cool? - Summer job listings

Camp Staff - Summer camp jobs

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