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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.

 


 

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

 


 

Electronic Resources 

(Available through Thousand Oaks Library's website. Free.)

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
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 User Guide     
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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.

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. Search the Businesses database by geography and type of business. Use the "Advanced Search."

 


 

Web Resources

(Not affiliated with the Library)

Indeed.com - 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

Glassdoor.com - Provides job listings, reviews of employers and salary information.

Monster.com - 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 Commission - 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

CalJOBS


 

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.
Download
 User Guide     
Watch
 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.

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.