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Jobs & Careers

Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Reference USA – Information on millions of U.S. businesses and residents. - Learn new job skills with self-paced lessons and pathways.  

Enki Library - Offers a robust collection of study aids for exams like 


Circulating Collection

Test Books: Exam Preparation/Study Guides - Locations vary
Job Hunting, Resumes, Interviewing – 650.14
Career Guides – 331.7
Occupational Outlook Handbook371.425


Internet Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Wages by area and occupation.

California Career Center - A career planning website with tools to help plan for college, apprenticeship, the military or other options. Sponsored by the California Department of Education. 

California Educator Credentialing Exams - Information on CBEST, CSET, CTEL, and RICA programs that enable you to register, find test preparation materials and services.

California Employment Development Department - Administers the Job Services, Employment & Training Services, Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Work Force Investment Act & Welfare-to-Work programs.

CalJobs - CalJOBS is a new enhanced online resource to navigate California's workforce services and provide employment and labor market information for the state.  Users can search for jobs, build résumés, access career resources, find qualified candidates for employment, and gather information on education and training programs.

Career One Stop – Career resources and workforce information from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Explore Health Careers – Information about health professions and careers.

Glassdoor - Search for jobs, company reviews, salary reports, and more.

JobNow - Brainfuse JobNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers reach their goals. Free for library cardholders. 

Learn How to Become – A comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.

O*NET Online – The nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Public Health Online - Career and educational information in the field of public health, focused on current and future college students and adult learners.

Purdue OWL - The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University houses a vast collection of writing resources ranging from source citation styles to writing guidelines for business, research, and job searches. 

Teach California - Teach California is the California Department of Education (CDE) website that provides information on teacher recruitment, preparation process and credentialing. The website covers information on elementary, secondary/middle, special education and career – technical education. 

UC CalTeach - Administered by the California State University System, this site provides information to help you to decide if it is right for you and how to become a California teacher.

Unemployment Insurance Application, California - Application to submit a unemployment insurance claim. 


Online Job Listings: 

CollegeGrad - Employment website for finding entry-level jobs and internships. 

Craigslist - Classified advertisements with sections for jobs, housing, for sale items, and more.

Indeed - Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites. 

USA Jobs - Locate federal jobs by category and region. You can even apply online.


Santa Barbara Community Resources

Noncredit Educational Programs, Santa Barbara City College

Workforce Resource Center – CA Employment Development Dept., 130 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805-568-1296

AppleOne Employment Services – 3700 State St. Suite 210, Santa Barbara CA 93105. 805-596-9024

Crossroads Staffing – 2811 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara CA 93105. 805-898-9416

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2020
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