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Networking to Get a Job

This short video shows how to network and explains why networking is so important to finding a job.

Databases (Library card is required to access the databases outside the library.)

Career Cruising - Online English/Spanish career research and educational planning tool. Features multimedia presentations detailing hundreds of careers

Job and Career Accelerator - Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job
JobNow - Live Job Coaching, Resume Assistance, and more... Live JobNow Coaches are available every day of the week, including weekends, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


  Gale Courses provides free online courses. Thousand Oaks Library card is required.

NorthStar Digital Literacy Project  Northstar Digital Literacy Project - Assessment of your computer skills. Earn Digital Literacy Certificates by taking proctored exams.

Web Resources

Indeed.com - A search engine for online job boards, with the ability to search by salary

JobStar - Ads, job fairs, hotlines
jobsinthousandoaks.com - Live here, work here.
Snagajob - 250,000 part-time jobs
ReferenceUSA Job Search - Locate and research companies including human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size and website links to job postings.
FirstJob - Entry level jobs
American Job Center - Information and help for job seekers from the federal government
LinkUp Job Search Engine - Searches company websites for job openings
Careers in California Government - Jobs working for the State of California
Glassdoor.com - Provides job listings, reviews of employers and salary information.
Monster.com - One of the top online job boards
US.jobs - From the National Labor Exchange
SimplyHired - A job search engine

Avoiding Job Scams

Federal Trade Comission - How to tell legitimate employers from scammers.

Interview Question: "Why should we hire you?" 

This video for students is by the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Career Management Office.


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