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    Exploring Careers

    Jewish Vocational Service, Los Angeles 
    JVS serves people in the greater Los Angeles area looking for work, seeking career advancement or interested in better managing their work environment. Offers high quality programs related to job seeking, career planning, skills assessment, training and retraining.  

    Occupational Outlook Handbook 
    Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide information to individuals making decisions about their work lives. Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed,earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. 
    The salary wizard helps you locate the high, median, and low salaries for more than 1,000 jobs by city and state.

    Finding a Job 

    CalJobs (CA Employment Development Department) 
    Job seekers can search for job openings and post resumes. Employers are invited to post jobs and search for resumes.

    Career One Stop
    Provides a variety of career-related tools including salaris, interviews, resume writing, green careers, education and training, and more. From Department of Labor.

    City of Santa Monica Job Opportunities  
    Check current job openings or fill out an on-line job interest card with the City of Santa Monica.
    Independent online job application resource.

    Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) 
    A web-based search engine that includes faculty and staff job listings at all member institutions of Southern California Higher Education Recruitment Center.

    Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews 

    The Damn Good Resume 
    From the popular book series, this site contains resume writing tips, job search questions & answers, downloadable software (fee), and help for job seekers. 

    Dress To Impress: A Guide
    Guidelines for interview attire with examples.

    Riley Guide Resumes & Cover Letters 
    Offers numerous links to websites that offer help with resume writing and cover letters. This is a good place to start looking for resume & cover letter websites. 

    Susan Ireland Resumes 
    From the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume and The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter, this site offers free advice and samples on resume writing. 


    California Employment Development Department (EDD)
    File for unemployment or disability insurance, post your resume and access thousands of job postings through CalJobs.

    Losing or Leaving Your Job
    Collection of articles from Nolo Press outlining the legal rights of workers when leaving or losing a job.

    For more information and resources, see the Library's Job Hunting 101 Resources Guide (PDF).




      Online Resources Available to SMPL Card Holders

    Job Now
    Get help writing resumes and conducting job interviews with live assistance (via online chat) and related resources. You must set up a free account for online chat services. (Your SMPL card number is required is you access this resource remotely.)

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