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Job Seekers

Tools for Job Seekers

This page provides links to library resources, online resources, and books that you can browse to help you in your job search. Computers are available or use your laptop or device to access WiFi at any of our libraries.

Skills Development

Mendocino County Library Databases

Ebsco Learning Express     The LearningExpress suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. (access for library card holders only)

Lynda.com:     Learn a New Skill Online!  Mendocino County Library is now providing free access to Lynda.com for library members. Lynda is the leading online learning company that offers video courses taught by industry experts to learn business, technology and creative skills through award-winning video tutorials that are available online anytime, anywhere. (access for library card holders only)

California Job Resources

California State Job Assistance     State of California website: file for unemployment; job seeking assistance.

California State One-Stop Source (CalJobs)    California State Personnel Board listing jobs in California, One Stop Career Centers, Federal government jobs, Community College jobs, local governments, and state government websites.

JobStar: California Job Search Guide    JobStar now offers job search information and community resources for the following counties in the San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma. It also contains information for resources in the Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego regions.

California State Jobs   California State public service jobs and career development site.

Mendocino County Employment   Current job opportunities, classifications and salary schedule.

Jobs Nationwide

Glassdoor    Job announcements, company reviews, salaries, and interview questions shared by employee.

Opportunity Knocks   Resource for nonprofit jobs and employment opportunities. Job seekers can search a database of available nonprofit jobs online.

Simply Hired    Search by category or keyword.

WorkForce50.com   Career resources for Boomers and Seniors

USA Jobs   Jobs with the Federal Government.

Top Employment Websites

LinkUp   LinkUp is a unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites. Almost any company, big or small, that has a career section on their website can be found on LinkUp. Currently, there are more than 21,776 companies in this database.

Monster.com   One of the best job searching tools available online, Monster.com provides online resume posting, Job Search Agent notification, company profiles, resume and interviewing tips, as well as more than 800,000 job postings. Registered users can also create and store several versions of their resumes and cover letters, apply for jobs online, and receive personalized employment news.

Indeed.com   Indeed is a free service to job seekers where you can upload a resume, create job alert emails, search for jobs, save them and apply to them directly. Indeed includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages, and employers can even post jobs directly to Indeed that may not be available anywhere else.

CareerOneStop  your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Espanol.

Resume Building

Job Bank USA   This site offers comprehensive information regarding several areas of resume development, from creating career profiles and objectives, to effective word usage and resume editing.

Monster.com Resumes   Test your resume savvy and receive expert tips for creating quality resumes, cover letters and other business correspondence. Free online registration allows you to post your resume for potential employers to search, and allows you to apply for various positions via the Internet.

Glassdoor.com   14 tips for writing a rockstar resume.

Interview Skills

Monster.com.Interviewing   Another great Monster site for useful interview components from pre-interview preparation, tips to remember during the interview, and proper follow-up procedures.

Career Development

O*Net Online   Sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, this site helps employers, workers, educators, and students make informed decisions regarding education, training, career choices, and work. It has good sections for green jobs and civilian jobs for veterans.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a user friendly way to research job descriptions, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and future job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

California Labor Market Information   The LMID promotes California’s economic health by providing information to help people understand California’s economy and make informed labor market choices.

CareerBuilder   Build the career of your dreams

Salary Guides

Job Star   Originally established for the California job seeker, this site has the largest collection of salary surveys online anywhere. Combined with lists of books to request from your local library and articles from experts like Jack Chapman, this site will lead you in the right directions for your salary search.

SalaryExpert.com   This site provides reporting on salaries and cost-of-living from compensation professionals. Tools help people make informed decisions when planning careers and searching for jobs.

Unemployment Resources

California State Job Assistance   State of California website: file for unemployment; job seeking assistance.

Career One Stop Reemployment Portal   This is an all encompassing site for finding One Stop Career Centers, getting immediate unemployment or health benefits assistance, job hunting and networking, changing careers and upgrading skills, and beginning or finishing a degree.

Eligibility.com   A guide to unemployment benefits in California. Eligibility.com is a free and independent website devoted to helping all citizens and lawful residents of the United States take full advantage of all the benefit programs and services made available to them by local, state and federal governments.

Other helpful resources

GFCLearnfree.org: Careers – Technology – Mobile Apps – Learning Videos

Reviews.com/job-sites: Looking for a job? This site pulls together information from many different sources.

 Jobs for Teens   Advice for teens that are seeking jobs:

NOVA Job Center   Silicon Valley organization providing workshops on resume writing and interviewing, help with changing careers, career assessments, and more.

Learn How to Become   Provides detailed insight into some of today’s most popular career fields including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, web development, financial advising, and teaching.

Books to help get you started

Resumes, interviewing, career information   Lots of books and ebooks for helping you in your search.