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Job Hunting and Career Guide

Top Websites to Start With

  • Top Websites to Start With
    • America's Job Center California: Los Angeles County is a collaborative effort among county, state, and local agencies who combine to serve the employment and training needs of the Los Angeles region. Because it is funded through Federal Workforce Investment Act dollars, most services are available at no cost. Services for Adults, Dislocated, Seniors, Youth, and Veterans are provided through more than 40 "One-Stop" or "WorkSource" Career Centers located throughout the county.

    • Offers one-stop access to the state’s employment-related services. Explore the resources through this Web portal or visit a local center. Job centers are located throughout the state to help employers find qualified workers and job seekers find good jobs. Employers can get help in posting job openings and recruiting candidates. Job seekers can get assistance in assessing skills, finding job opportunities and training, prepping a résumé, and much more.
    • Employment Development Department (EDD) provides services to support and assist employers, employees, and job seekers. Services for job seekers include CalJOBS and unemployment insurance.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • "Your source for career exploration, training & jobs."  Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor and part of the federal government's American Job Center Network.

    • Search engine gathers and lists results from hundreds of job boards and company websites.
    • Job search advice and strategies along with selective annotated lists of sites. From Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
    • 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.
    • More than 800,000 job listings, career information and advice on topics such as salary, resume writing, interviewing and networking.

    • 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.

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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