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Job Resources


Job Resources

The Contra Costa County Library has collected a number of library services on this page to assist you in your job search during this difficult time. From booklists on resumes and cover letters, through blog posts on networking and finding the right job, to online resources that can teach you all of the above (and more!)—we have you covered.


FInd A Job Reading Lists

Find a Job: Librarian

Inspired by the blog post, this list of books may help put you on the path to becoming an information professional

Find a Job: Networking

Supplemental material to the Find a Job blog post by CCCL_DouglasT

Find a Job: Social Networking

Supplemental material for the Find a Job blog post by CCCL_MarliaH


Resume formats change over the years, but there are certain principles which should be followed. These resources will help you do that.


Find a Job: Introductions Part 1

The Find a Job blog series can help you find your next job—using library resources. Here is one librarian's story of how she found her way.

Find a Job: Introductions Part 2

The new Find a Job blog series can help you find your next job or career by using library resources. Here is one librarian's story.

Find a Job: Networking

Find a Job introduces the art of networking both in-person and through LinkedIn—the online networking platform.

Online Resources

Learning Express

Visit Career Preparation on this site to learn about different careers, develop job skills, and take practice civil service and professional level exams.


Check out the Adult Learners section of this site for job search strategies, and get help writing your resume.


Lynda Library

Learn new job skills with Lynda Library covering web design and development, IT, instruction, media production and more.


Skillsoft IT Pro

Training on the most popular applications and hardware in the workforce. Prepare for certification exams.


Search this directory of U.S. businesses by industry and geography, and get details about companies that will put you first in line when you apply for a job.


Featuring live online assistance, resume lab help, and a wide range of academic tools, this resource can help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.

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