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Step One Dealing with the emotional ups/downs of job loss: Online articles on Managing Change and Stress, and handling a lay off Mental Health Counseling & Financial and Legal Advice Step Two Self- Assessment Tools Step Three Resume and Cover Letter Writing & Post Interview Thank You Letter Resume and Cover Letter Samples Free Resume Templates Online Resume Review and Feedback Step Four Interviews & Networking Step Five Interviewing Tips and Resources Live Interview Coaching · · · · · · · Managed Health Network (MHN) is the County's Employee Assistance Provider. To access services, you are required to continue MHN coverage, which is less than $10 a month: (access code is needed) See below for other MHN services. MHN 24 hour telephone hotline: 800-227-1060 See comprehensive list of Self and Career Assessment tools on page 3 EDD website: Get ready for the job: JobNow: (Sacramento County library card required) The Resume Guide: Proven JobNow: (Sacramento County library card required)

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EDD website: Get ready for the job EDD website: Get ready for the job: JobNow: (Sacramento County library card required) JobNow at (Sacramento County library card required)

Job Search Resources

We Connect Introduction Connections to Local Employers and Job Openings Job Talk and Job Link: sponsored by the County's Department of Human Assistance Job Link offers free employment search services and connects you to local employers who are hiring: Job Link 24 hour job hotline: Phone: (916) 875-3333 Job Talk events calendar: Job Now at provides: local job resources and national job resources/websites


Career & Salary Information

Sacramento Public Library Career and Salary information: Access to job search related books, data bases, online resources and more Colleges and Careers: Books, websites, practice tests and more available through Sacramento Public Library: one central location to find current, detailed information about which jobs are in high demand in the Sacramento Region, how much they pay, what type of education or training is recommended, and where you can go to get it. California One Stop Career Centers Sacramento Employment and Training Agency: Los Rios Community College District- All four community colleges that are part of Los Rios offer free career counseling services to Sacramento County residents. Sacramento County Library Career Center: th th · 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814(between 8 and 9 Street), (916) 264-2700 · Provides public computer/internet use for free Sacramento County Library Knowledge Center ( a library card is needed) · Access to free online tutorials on various topics, newspapers, bibliographies and much more, click Discover on home page and then click on Knowledge Center Sacramento County Library Data bases under Knowledge Center: · Learning Express-testing for jobs, tutorials in Microsoft Office Suite, business writing, etc. tutorials on line · Testing and Education Reference Center See a listing of colleges and training vendors on page 9

Career Centers and Career Counseling (all provide complimentary services)


Business ownership seminars

Small Business Administration's Small Business Development Center: Business Information Center locations:

Online Career Center, Resources and Free Self-Assessments

Career Resources

Career One Stop What Color is Your Parachute Career Journal University of Waterloo Career Assessments Free Self- Assessment True Colors SelfAssessment - Kalil Myers Briggs Type SelfAssessment Free Keirsey Self Assessment



Going to the Source - Job Search Web Site

We naturally first think of looking for jobs online at the big job boards, like the top three: Monster, (, HotJobs, ( and CareerBuilder ( America's Job Bank ( )ranks #15 in traffic these days. Although these are great resources, job seekers should not overlook the strategy of going direct to employers' Websites to search for job listings. Employers are motivated to post there first because it is free for them. Remember that employers want to fill positions at the lowest possible cost. Every One-Stop center should have a list in every job developer's and case manager's cubicle with the 10 largest employers in their area, and have links in every browser program to their employment pages. There are a couple of sites that can be helpful in searching employers' Web sites. First,, is a site that gets its listings by "flip searching" the Web for jobs on employers' sites. The job listings found there are taken directly from the employers' job listing pages. It is also one of the most user-friendly of all job sites. Second, is run by a consortium of major employers as a place for jobseekers to access their job listing pages. This is a major site, with hundreds of major employers like Home Depot, Honda, and Honeywell (just a small selection from "H"). The site has a good search tool, and links directly to job listings on the employers' Websites. is a wonderful career resource site. It has a comprehensive "Transferable Skills" page, and has many other useful pages. Click on "Career Planning" under "Tools," then on "Discover Your Options." You will find a page that leads to eight separate tools for self-assessment: Positive Attitude, What Turns You On, What is Important to You, Lifestyle Values, Transferable Skills, Job-Related Skills, Personal Traits, and Other Resources.

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On-line publications



Biotech and Medical

Education and Law

More Specialized Searching

Put A In Your Job Search Course Updates: Niche Job Boards

In addition to searching the big job boards, jobseekers should always identify and search through job boards specialized for their profession or industry. The best source of the broad range of niche job sites is the Job Board Directory found at This is the largest list of job boards, with 6,463 boards listed. The list is designed for recruiters, and the "Free/Pay" column refers to the cost for employers posting jobs on the board. 99% of the boards are free to jobseekers. You will find, for example, 19 job boards devoted to retail job listings, and 301 boards devoted to Healthcare. Another source of specialized sites is It will link you to the sites listed below. Here are just a few examples: Automotive Call Center College Students / Graduates Engineering Finance / Accounting Health / Science Hispanic / Bilingual Human Resources Logistics / Transportation Marketing / Sales Military Transitioning Retail Management / Hourly Social Services;;


Additional Web Sites with Explanations Government Jobs

Government Agencies

Government Public Sector Employment Web Sites California State Personnel Board State of California Employee Development Department CalJobs Job Seeker Brochure US Federal Jobs Foreign Services Careers


City Agencies

Colusa Davis Dixon Fairfield Folsom Marysville Rocklin Roseville Sacramento Vacaville West Sacramento Williams Winters Woodland Yuba City

County Agencies

Butte Colusa County


County Agencies Continued

El Dorado Placer County Sacramento County Solano County Sutter Yuba Yolo

Education and Workforce Learning Program

Colleges and Universities

California State University, Sacramento University of Southern California Western Career College Alliant International National University Brandon University University of California, Davis Drexel University, Center for Graduate Studies, Sacramento Campus Heald College Devry University University of Phoenix University of San Francisco Chapman University Colleges Capella University Golden Gate University William Jessup University

Continuing Education

California State University, Sacramento, College of Continuing Education University of California, Davis Extension

Community Colleges

Sacramento City College American River College Folsom Lake College San Joaquin Valley College Consumnes River College Sierra Community College

Technical Colleges

ITT Technical Institute MTI College

Training Companies

CareerTrack Expert Rating

National Seminars Training RGI Learning

SkillPath Seminars Mind Leaders


Hot Topic Training Sources

UC Davis Extension CSU Sacramento Continuing Education Sacramento City College American River College Folsom Lake River College Consumnes River College Sierra College

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