Looking for a job or need to brush up on your skills? Browse the links below for job sites, resume writing resources and interview tips.
Coursera is a California-based Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. It provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications.
Learning Express assists in exam preparation, including the California Basic Educational Skills Test(CBEST), California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), California Real Estate, Salesperson exam prep, and the California Police Officer Exam by providing tools for resume building, interviewing, and job seeking. Learning Express also supplies tools for earning a high school equivalency diploma in California Offers video courses to help Californians build computer literacy skills.
LinkedIn Learning Focuses on the skills needed to land jobs that are currently in-demand (based on workforce and labor market data, the future of work predictions, and current trends.) It provides professional certificates that can be added to a LinkedIn profile. To access this service, enter your library card number and PIN (Last Name).
Job Now & Vet Now- Brainfuse's JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Skillshare classes include a combination of video lessons and a class project. Classes range from 30-90 minutes with bite-sized lessons and hands-on learning to fit any schedule. Access is courtesy of the California State Library. The last day to redeem a Skillshare seat for 3 months access is June 30th, 2022.
Local Job Resources
Online Job & Career Resources
American Job Center- Find an American Job Center in your local area.
CalJOBS- Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in California.
Careerbuilder- Over the past 20+ years, CareerBuilder has helped millions of people find jobs and has equipped hundreds of thousands of employers with the talent they need. It’s what we do and we do it better than anyone else.
CareerOneStop-Sponsored by the US Department of Labor to provide tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.
EdJoin- EDJOIN is the number one education job site. Find your next great job today.
Glassdoor- Built on the foundation of increasing workplace transparency, Glassdoor offers millions of the latest job listings, combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.
Google.com and search "jobs" to see a list of jobs available. You can also use the filters to narrow down the type of job you are looking for. There is a description of the position and there are options to direct you to the company website to apply for the position.
Government Jobs-Find a government job today! Use our job search engine to browse federal, city and state jobs, and apply online. From entry-level to executive, find your career.
Indeed- Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.
Snagajob- Snagajob is America’s #1 hourly work marketplace.
USA Jobs- USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs.
Zip Recruiter- Search for jobs hiring in your area using ZipRecruiter’s job search engine - the best way to find a job.
Applying for Jobs Online Tips
Today, many employers expect job seekers to apply for jobs online.
You may need to apply on the employer's website or on an online job board, like Monster.com or CareerBuilder. Do not e-mail your resume to an employer unless the job ad asks for this. To apply online, you will need access to the Internet and an e-mail account.
Hampshire College-Emailing Your Cover Letter and Resume-When sending your cover letter and resume electronically, try to find out if the employer would prefer them as attachments or in the body of your email. If you can't determine a preference, send them both ways in a single message.
Minnesota State University-Practice Online Job Application-Practice filling out an online job application.
University of Albany-Applying via Email-Learn how to apply for a job using email.
Applying for Jobs Through Social Media
Purdue University Global-LinkedIn for Job Seekers: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile-The power of LinkedIn comes from its ability to match individuals with companies, groups, and other individuals who share interests, experience, knowledge, and education. For anyone looking to hire or get hired, it’s important to have an optimized LinkedIn profile.
San Jose State University-Social Media for the Job Search-Having a social media presence is a very effective way for you to market yourself, to develop networking connections, to join groups and be connected to resources in your field(s) of interest, and to be accessible to others who are seeking a person with your skills, qualifications, interests, and expertise.
State University of New York| University of Buffalo-Social Media and Your Job Search-Social media can provide information and connections that are vital to your job search.
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library offers a variety of career materials to help you prepare for your job search. Click here to search our catalog.
Cover Letter & Resume Resources
American Library Association-Preparing Effective Cover Letters-Learn how to prepare an effective cover letter.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Resumes, CVs, Cover Letters, and Resumes- Knowing how to sell your value to prospective employers can make the difference between landing that interview or not. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to get experienced feedback on all your career documents.
Pepperdine University-Tips for cover letter and resumes- Resume and cover letter sdvice from Pepperdine University.
USC-Write a Resume & Cover Letter- Resume and Cover Letter advice from the University of Southern Califorrnia (USC)
University of Wisconsin-Cover Letter and Resume Guide- Resume and Cover Letter advice from University of Wisconsin.
Resources for those affected by COVID-19
EDD-Coronavirus 2019-The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.
OnwardCA.org-Losing your job amidst a pandemic is traumatic. OnwardCA is a resource that has been rapidly deployed by a broad coalition of companies, foundations, and humans who want to help. Help you get money or groceries or child care; help you upskill, reskill, or refresh; and help you land a great new job.
US Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Relief Programs-To receive unemployment insurance benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment insurance program in the state where you worked.
COVID-19 Resources for California’s Nonprofits-We know that in a crisis nonprofits step up to advocate for, and serve, our communities. In our efforts to support nonprofits and their staff, we have compiled this list of resources. It is by no means comprehensive, but we will update it as new resources come to our attention.
Philanthropy CA-COVID-19 Response-Philanthropy California’s disaster resilience team is coordinating with state agencies and partners to respond to the threat and potential impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
Small Business Resources
Chinatown Service Center--Small Business Center Resources-In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinatown Service Center (CSC) Small Business Program (SBP), created this guide to help small business owners and individuals to navigate information and access to capital option
Grantwatch-COVID-19 grants-Coronavirus COVID-19 grants, loans, funding opportunities and financial assistance to respond to the corona pandemic crisis that has impacted individuals, artists, communities, nonprofit organizations and businesses.