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  • 101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    Block, Jay A.
  • Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Richardson, Bradley G.
  • Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Johnson, Tory.
  • Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Busse, Richard C.
  • Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Quillen, W. Daniel,
  • Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Rolie, Linda K.
  • Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Deems, Richard S.
  • No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    Nigro, Nicholas J.
  • Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Gibson, D. W.
  • Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Finney, Martha I.
  • Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Schenck, Dwain.
  • Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Catt, Hilton.
  • The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    Mitchell, Pamela, 1964-
  • The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Fred), 1973-
  • The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    Birkel, Damian.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • 101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    Block, Jay A.
  • Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Richardson, Bradley G.
  • Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Johnson, Tory.
  • Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Busse, Richard C.
  • Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Quillen, W. Daniel,
  • Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Rolie, Linda K.
  • Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Deems, Richard S.
  • No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    Nigro, Nicholas J.
  • Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Gibson, D. W.
  • Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Finney, Martha I.
  • Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Schenck, Dwain.
  • Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Catt, Hilton.
  • The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    Mitchell, Pamela, 1964-
  • The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Fred), 1973-
  • The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    Birkel, Damian.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • 101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    101 best ways to land a job in troubled times Jay A. Block.

    Block, Jay A.
  • Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Career comeback : 8 steps to getting back on your feet when you're fired, laid off, or your business venture has failed--and finding more job satisfaction than ever

    Richardson, Bradley G.
  • Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Fired to hired bouncing back from job loss to get to work right now

    Johnson, Tory.
  • Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits and your rights when you're starting over

    Busse, Richard C.
  • Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Get a job! : how I found a job when jobs are hard to find, and so can you

    Quillen, W. Daniel,
  • Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Getting back to work everything you need to bounce back and get a job after a layoff

    Rolie, Linda K.
  • Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Make job loss work for you : get over it and get your career back on track

    Deems, Richard S.
  • No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    No job? No prob! : how to pay your bills, feed your mind, and have a blast when you're out of work

    Nigro, Nicholas J.
  • Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Not working : people talk about losing a job and finding their way in today's changing economy

    Gibson, D. W.
  • Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Over 40 & you're hired! : secrets to landing a great job

    Ryan, Robin, 1955-
  • Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Rebound : a proven plan for starting over after job loss

    Finney, Martha I.
  • Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Reset how to beat the job-loss blues and get ready for your next act

    Schenck, Dwain.
  • Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Teach yourself successful job hunting in a week

    Catt, Hilton.
  • The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    The 10 laws of career reinvention essential survival skills for any economy

    Mitchell, Pamela, 1964-
  • The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    The complete idiot's guide to recession-proof careers by Jeff Cohen.

    Cohen, Jeff (Jeffrey Fred), 1973-
  • The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    The job search checklist : everything you need to know to get back to work after a layoff

    Birkel, Damian.
  • What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

    What color is your parachute? 2015 : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers

  • Career Transitions Logo

    Career Transitions

    Follow self-paced online resources through job hunting process from discovering interests, exploring careers, preparing a resume, improving chances, and finding a job.
  • Careers Internet Database Logo

    Careers Internet Database

    Career lists, tests, and reports. Vocational guidance information exploring choices available for special skills, experience, education and aptitudes of various careers.
  • Gale Courses Logo

    Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life and ed2go)

    Offers a wide range of highly interactive online courses. All of the courses are free, and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Logo

    Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference eBooks)

    A collection of reference eBooks on a wide variety of topics, with many on careers. Also offers the College Blue Book. Portions of the books can be downloaded onto eReader devices.
  • JobScout Logo

    JobScout

    Website offered in public libraries through a partnership with the California State Library. Free registration is required. Along with a variety of services for learning and job hunting, includes a résumé builder that also saves the résumé both in progress and when completed.
  • Learning Express Library Logo

    Learning Express Library

    Online interactive practice exams covering adult basic, academic, job related, civil service, real estate skills and more. Includes a “Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center.” Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
  • Live Homework Help Logo

    Live Homework Help (Tutor.com)

    Includes career center that offers help with searching for a job, writing an effective resume, or preparing for an interview. Some content available 24/7; one-on-one online tutor available 3:00-10:00.
  • Lynda.com Logo

    Lynda.com

    Award-winning online learning site that offers more than more than 3,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts, and 150,000 video tutorials on business, technical and creative skills.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center Logo

    Testing & Education Reference Center

    Over 300 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, eBooks containing study materials and practice tests, scholarship search, resume builder, and career modules with subjects from career change to salary negotiations.
  • Universal Class Logo

    Universal Class

    Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses. These courses are led by expert instructors and are provided for your personal enrichment.
  • Vocation, Careers & Technical Education Logo

    Vocation, Careers & Technical Education

    Collection of nearly 400 journals from career guides to specialized industry journals on searching for and maintaining a career. Requires LAPL library card or e-card to use outside the library.
  • Coping
    • In Person & Telephone Resources

      Many public and private agencies, services, organizations and schools in the Los Angeles area can assist you while you are out of work, including:

    • Internet Resources
      • Assistance for those who lost a job through no fault of their own, including links for: unemployment insurance information (appeals, filing a claim, claim process, fraud prevention, FAQ's, etc.); how to file disability insurance claim; find a job; payroll tax information, etc.
      • COBRA: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. Explains benefits and coverage, with answers to frequently asked questions.

      • Covered California is the state's online marketplace offering tools to compare and choose health coverage, as well as financial assistance for those eligible. This site was developed by the State of California in response to the federal law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
      • Federal government website and online marketplace for finding health insurance coverage. Site is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For those living in California use the Covered California website.
      • Social Services for California, covering shelters, schools, neighborhood resources, employment resources and services, health, and assistance.
      • Information about unemployment insurance, including eligibility, benefits, and how to apply.  thebalance.com is an About.com brand.

      • When out of work, keep finances on track, protect yourself when getting financial advice, and ask the right questions about your company’s benefit plans at any time.
      • Suggested library and online resources providing information, education, and tools covering savings, credit, investments, budgeting, financial planning, and consumer protection. Section on Money Troubles includes resources for bankruptcy, foreclosure, debt, unemployment, disability.
      • How to get food, money and other help from government programs and community services. From Hunger Action Los Angeles. English and Spanish. Links on website offer online access to free ebook (English) or PDF (English and Spanish) versions.
      • Offers practical, achievable solutions for establishing a financial safety net and knowing how to manage money in times of crisis, from an unexpected medical procedure to a natural disaster to a job loss or home foreclosure.

      • Links to file for or learn more about unemployment benefits in every state in the United States.  CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor and a partner of the americanjobcenternetwork.

      • Connects families in California to programs and services that offer help with health, money, jobs, food, housing, taxes, and education.
      • Includes: checking benefits, assessing goals, starting a job search, getting help.  thebalance.com is an About.com brand.

Acknowledgement & Disclaimer

This guide includes information compiled by the Los Angeles Public Library, the Southern California Library Cooperative Reference Center and the Brooklyn Public Library.

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Los Angeles Public Library of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Los Angeles Public Library bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content. Also, please note that some of these sites may require registration and/or pay subscriptions for parts of their information and services, but all the sites selected and listed have significantly helpful and useful content that is available for free.

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