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 up to two hours per person, or use your laptop to access Wi-Fi at any of our libraries.
Hover your mouse over each of the links listed below to see a description of what each database can do for you. Access to these databases is provided free of charge to anyone with a valid County of Los Angeles library card.
- Career Transitions
- Tutor.com's Adult Education and Career Center
- Learning Express
- Business & Company Resource Center
- Reference USA
- Online Learning
JobScout is a free online learning platform that teaches you basic digital literacy skills to find a job. For every lesson you complete, you'll earn a badge. JobScout lets you track your progress and access games to reinforce the skills you learn. Fully armed with the know-how and confidence to use the Internet to its fullest potential, you'll be on the path to finding work.
Your online career guidance center that walks through the job-search process from beginning to end.
Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs. Help is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Online tutorials on job searching and networking skills, writing a resume and cover letter, improving interviewing skills, and business writing. NOTE: To use Learning Express and save your test results, sign in as a New or Return User (username = 13-digit library card number, password = create your own).
Research company profiles, history and industry information.
Find detailed business information (select "U.S. Business" from the drop down menu).
Use our online learning databases to enhance your job skills. Learn4Life offers a wide range of interactive courses led by expert instructors. Universal Class has over 500 online continuing education courses. Mango Languages is an online language-learning resource that includes 22 languages. Powerspeak Languages uses a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools to help you learn a new language. All are free with your library card.
Expand the lists below to find links to resources outside of the library website. You will also find links to the County Library's Delicious account, where you can find a list of websites that we have found to be useful across a variety of subjects.
- Finding Employment
- Applying for a Job
- Career Information
Click on the links below to find out if books with these subject headings are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.