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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 repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Career comeback repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Johnson Mandell, Lisa.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Get that job

    Get that job

  • Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Proctor, Bob.
  • Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Andrews, Brad.
  • 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.
  • I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    Jansen, Julie.
  • Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead.

    Knock 'em dead.

  • 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-
  • 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 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.
  • The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Mackay, Harvey.
  • Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle, Peter D.
  • What color is your parachute?

    What color is your parachute?

    Bolles, Richard Nelson.
  • 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

  • What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    Bolles, Mark Emery, 1955-
  • What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    Rosen, David J,
  • Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Watson, Joe, 1966-
  • 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 repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Career comeback repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Johnson Mandell, Lisa.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Get that job

    Get that job

  • Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Proctor, Bob.
  • Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Andrews, Brad.
  • 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.
  • I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    Jansen, Julie.
  • Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead.

    Knock 'em dead.

  • 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-
  • 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 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.
  • The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Mackay, Harvey.
  • Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle, Peter D.
  • What color is your parachute?

    What color is your parachute?

    Bolles, Richard Nelson.
  • 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

  • What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    Bolles, Mark Emery, 1955-
  • What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    Rosen, David J,
  • Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Watson, Joe, 1966-
  • 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 repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Career comeback repackage yourself to get the job you want

    Johnson Mandell, Lisa.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Get that job

    Get that job

  • Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Get your dream job! job hunting and career success skills.

    Proctor, Bob.
  • Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Geting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters

    Andrews, Brad.
  • 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.
  • I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    I don't know what I want, but I know it's not this a step-by-step guide to finding gratifying work

    Jansen, Julie.
  • Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Knock 'em dead 2010 the ultimate job search guide

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Knock 'em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers

    Yate, Martin John.
  • Knock 'em dead.

    Knock 'em dead.

  • 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-
  • 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 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.
  • The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    The job search solution : the ultimate system for finding a great job now!

    Beshara, Tony, 1948-
  • Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Use your head to get your foot in the door Harvey Mackay.

    Mackay, Harvey.
  • Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle's guide to employment sites on the Internet : full page site profiles of the top 100 plus a directory of 9,000+ sites for the best & the rest

    Weddle, Peter D.
  • What color is your parachute?

    What color is your parachute?

    Bolles, Richard Nelson.
  • 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

  • What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    What color is your parachute? : guide to job-hunting online

    Bolles, Mark Emery, 1955-
  • What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    What's that job and how the hell do I get it? : the inside scoop on more than 50 cool jobs from people who actually have them

    Rosen, David J,
  • Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Where the jobs are now the fastest-growing industries and how to break into them

    Watson, Joe, 1966-
  • 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.
  • Job Search
    • California & L.A. Area Jobs
      • Jobs listed by industry, including part-time and temporary work in various California locations.

      • California Employment Development Dept.’s county-by-county jobs database for job hunters and employers. Job seekers can create, store, and send resumes to any job opening.

      • Job listings, resume postings, etc., using Monster.com tools.
      • City program to put young adults ages 14-24 who live in the City of Los Angeles to work, providing first time job experience. Mayor's Office is partnering with the LA City Council, the City’s Workforce Development System, the Community College District, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and community businesses and organizations.

      • Offers job listings, resources, networking, free resume builder for Los Angeles area.

      • Website from the City of Los Angeles offering services for both job seekers and employers: job listings; resume builder and posting; online applications; notification of job opportunities; locations of WorkSource Centers; labor market data; training and education program providers; links to special services for homeless, seniors, veterans, handicapped, youth.

        The JobsLA app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. When users register for JobsLA, they gain access to a wider range of features, including a resume builder and online job applications.

      • California job fairs, job hotlines, career centers, career planning, salary information, resumes, and “hidden” job market.
      • Classified job listings organized by industry, including part-time and temporary work. Other California locations available.
      • Los Angeles County, a partner in America's Job Center of California, works with other County Departments, cities, local Workforce Investment Boards, Non-Profit organizations and businesses throughout the County to put young adults to work, provide first time work experience and help them prepare to join the future workforce. Offers a Summer Program and participation may continue through the LA County Youth Jobs program, the only year-round youth program in the nation.

      • Jobs listed by industry, including part-time and temporary work.

      • Member of TheJobNetwork™, a large recruitment ad network consisting of of thousands of local and niche job sites, associations, job aggregators, and social networks.  Uses Real-time Job Matching™ developed by RealMatch to automatically match job seekers and employers.

    • Diversity
      • Job board catering to adults age 50 and over.  Employers pay different price levels to post their company profiles and job listings, and some are further identified as participants in the AARP Employer Pledge Program for organizations who have publicly affirmed their commitment to a multi-generational and inclusive workforce.

      • A dedicated site where people with disabilities can seek employment and employers can find employees and demonstrate their affirmative action and open door policies.

      • Started in 2011 by the same company that produces the IMDiversity.com Multicultural Villages and Career Center, The Diversity Registry, and THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online. It is targeted to recent college graduates and more experienced job seekers and professionals who seek information and tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.
      • A site for people with disabilities to gather, network, and find success in the workplace.
      • Leading career hub for Hispanic recruiting.
      • Job listings from employers who actively promote diversity, including sections targeted to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, women, etc.
      • Job board for Hispanic and bilingual professionals.
      • Full service job board and career site for older workers seeking jobs, in transition, or near retirement.
      • Listings connect job seekers directly to the employer listing the job. Employment opportunities with special emphasis placed on veterans, people with disabilities, diversity, and green jobs. National Labor Exchange is a public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.
      • Provides information and resources helpful to the experienced worker over the age of 50 in making job and career changes.
    • Government & Civil Service Sites
    • International Job Hunting Sites
      • Jobs overseas and information about international living.
      • Career advice on working abroad and listings of overseas jobs.

      • Career advice on working abroad and listings of overseas jobs.
      • Contact information for U.S. teachers teaching outside the United States.  Includes resources for teacher training, listing positions, and U.S. government programs overseas.  Includes the Institute of International Education, The International Educator (TIE), Peace Corps, Overseas Schools Assisted by the U.S. Dept. of State, and others.

    • Jobs by Career Field
    • Jobs by Industry
      • Online nursing community with message and job boards.
      • Job listings in the arts, along with resume sharing service and how-to information.
      • Job links for graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, etc.
      • Job board and resume database for construction, design/building and engineering industries.
      • Jobs at national and state parks, ski resorts, summer camps, dude ranches, and cruise ships. Covers paid, volunteer and full-time jobs.

      • Job-hunting and portfolio-hosting site for design and creative professionals.
      • Career hub for tech insiders with jobs in computer programming, engineering and positions that require security clearance.
      • Public school job openings for teachers, administrators, counselors, librarians, nurses, custodians, etc., at elementary and secondary school levels in California.
      • Job boards in engineering, planning, architecture and environmental science.

      • English-as-a-second/foreign language teaching positions around the world.
      • Largest healthcare and medical job website, with over 300,000 posted healthcare and medical jobs.
      • Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative is now known as Jobscoop.  Source for those seeking nonprofit jobs and for employers to publish job opportunities.

      • Job boards for marketing and sales professionals.
      • For professionals in pharmaceutical, healthcare, science and biotechnology.
      • Links to the major players in the space industry, listing company/organization names, short descriptions, and jobs.

      • National online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.  Formerly known as Opportunity Knocks.

    • Major Sites
      • Job Hunting & Networking Sites
        • Job listings from state employment agencies and from employers. Formerly America’s Job Bank, affiliated with the Department of Labor.
        • Job hunting website also available as an app and in a kiosk at Central Library's Business & Economics Dept.

        • Wall Street Journal website with executive job listings, advice, articles, and news.
        • CareerBuilder powers the career sites of over 1,000 partner sites, including more than 300  newspapers and leading portals.  Also advice on resumes and interviews and suite of services for employers, as well.

        • Search engine gathers and lists results from thousands of web sites with coverage in over 90 countries.
        • Extensive directory of links to reference resources for careers and education, sorted by topic and region.
        • Entry-level job opportunities and internships; career information; job search advice; resume help and interview preparation.
        • Entry-level positions and internships in various professions.

        • Search engine lists results from hundreds of job boards and company websites.
        • Large mega site of job listings searchable by location, job type. Also offers resume sharing and how-to information.
        • Network of local sites offers job listings, resources, networking, free resume builder: this page lists and links their selection of local sites.

        • Job-networking site with job postings, resume tools and personal networking features.
        • Networking site where you can post a professional resume and connect with colleagues, coworkers, friends and contacts.
        • LinkedIn features a job searching tool that may be used without joining, and with membership to connect with others working for the same organization or company as the jobs listed.

        • Search engine that provides results from job boards, employer websites and classified listings.
        • Up-to-date job postings for mid-career professionals in a variety of fields.
        • Job site free for both job seekers and larger employers seeking to find employees. Created by AllianceQ, an alliance of leading American corporations.
      • Jobs & Careers Sites
        • Career testing and assessment, labor market information, occupational licensing requirements by state and occupation, and more.

        • Search engine that scans more than 400 websites of career coaches, HR experts and career counselors for the best job search advice.

        • Summaries of what is available to the job hunter or career changer.

        • Job search advice and strategies along with large annotated lists of sites. From Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
        • More than 800,000 job listings, career information and advice on topics such as salary, resume writing, interviewing and networking.

        • Links to job-hunting websites in various industries and articles about cover letters, resumes and online job hunting.  Formerly known as QuintCareers.

        • Among the most comprehensive job/career information sites on the Internet, offering advice on using the Internet for a job search, as well as hundreds of links to resources for planning your career, improving your job search, and more.  Site moved into MyPerfectResume website in September 2016.

        • Job boards along with information on companies, industries, careers, etc.
        • Job listings and profiles of careers, companies and cities.
    • Part-Time & Temp. Jobs
      • A public safety program allowing those seeking casual labor work to safely congregate and be matched with employers seeking temporary workers. Additional services varying by site are offered by volunteers, religious and community organizations.

      • Part-time jobs for teens and students.
      • Provides businesses with a platform to connect and perform transactions with freelance professionals locally, nationally, and globally, while offering a place for freelancers to find opportunities and make themselves available.
      • Temporary, contract and full-time job listings and agency contact information.
      • Part-time and full-time hourly jobs, mainly entry-level, for teens, college students, retirees and others in industries including retail, food service, entertainment, customer service, etc.
      • Find contract, consulting, freelance, temp-to-hire, and part-time project opportunities.
    • Teens & Young Adult Jobs
      • City program to put young adults ages 14-24 who live in the City of Los Angeles to work, providing first time job experience. Mayor's Office is partnering with the LA City Council, the City’s Workforce Development System, the Community College District, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and community businesses and organizations.

      • Los Angeles County, a partner in America's Job Center of California, works with other County Departments, cities, local Workforce Investment Boards, Non-Profit organizations and businesses throughout the County to put young adults to work, provide first time work experience and help them prepare to join the future workforce. Offers a Summer Program and participation may continue through the LA County Youth Jobs program, the only year-round youth program in the nation.

      • Online member community of teens (14 and older) seeking jobs; full-time, part-time, summer, seasonal, intern or volunteer, work experience; and/or other ways to earn money & the organizations that want to reach them. Offers free access for visitors and basic service; charges a one-time fee for "premium" membership.
    • Veterans
      • Free, live, online academic and job assistance for veterans transitioning to civilian life. Tutors are available every day 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST.  Includes a Resume Lab to submit resumes for tutors to review.

      • For veterans looking for employment and employers seeking to hire veterans.
      • From the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.  Provides veterans, wounded warriors, service members, their families and caretakers with a central source for identifying Veteran-committed benefits and services, including employment opportunities, help with transitioning from a military to a civilian career, and help for employers seeking and employing veterans.

      • Los Angeles Public Library portal for Veterans Resources includes listing of links to employment help and listings for veterans.

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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