Job and Career Resources
For a limited time only, get educated by professionals on a variety of practical skills, including design, illustration and photography. Up to 90 library patrons can get three free month’s access to Skillshare, courtesy of the California State Library.
Learn the basics of computer use here at Northstar Literacy via their interactive multimedia learning modules, including interactive exercises and instructional videos. This service is designed to educate those new or relatively new to computers, from the most basic steps to the use of widely used applications such as Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Includes modules on how to use Apple’s Mac OS and Microsoft’s Windows operating systems. Provided courtesy of the California State Library.
Northstar En Español – Aprende los conceptos básicos del uso de la computadora aquí en Northstar Literacy a través de sus módulos interactivos de aprendizaje multimedia, que incluye ejercicios interactivos y videos instructivos. Este servicio está diseñado para educar a aquellos nuevos o relativamente nuevos en las computadoras, desde los pasos más básicos hasta el uso de aplicaciones ampliamente utilizadas como Microsoft Word y Google Docs. Incluye módulos sobre cómo utilizar Mac OS de Apple y los sistemas operativos Windows de Microsoft. Proporcionado por cortesía de la Biblioteca del Estado de California.
File an Unemployment Claim with the California State Government at the California State website by clicking here.
Free access to 500+ classes, many of them live, for older adults. Includes many on resume-writing and job preparation.
Are you looking to:
- increase your skills? – Register for FREE access to workplace, business, and IT courses. Explore Career Pathways in over 200 occupations.
- change industries or find a new career? – Search and apply for jobs in your area.
- gain better employment? – Click the link above to connect with Skillup Ventura Workforce Development.
- LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing and math, for all ages. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. You will need an Oxnard Public Library Card to access LearningExpress Library. After clicking on the link, please enter the barcode number from the back of your library card and then enter your pin number (the last four digits of your phone number).
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Search by occupations or skills, find education requirements, job characteristics, average salaries, and links to related sites.
- Learn How to Become
Comprehensive information on careers, education options, job details, and salaries.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor – provides both national and local resources as well as tools like a skills/interest profiler, tips for updating skills, networking ideas, and much more.
- Career Resource Center
Lists 1800+ links to job resources. Features company rankings, education resources, profiles of different occupations, assessments, and résumé guide; also includes a home business section.
Guides for specific careers: planning a career, training or education required, salaries, work environment, etc.
- UC Berkeley Career Center
Job sites reviewed and recommended by U.C. Berkeley Career Center staff.
Explore a career with the federal government.
- Nursing Careers
Learn about the benefits of becoming a nurse, from Registered Nursing.org, a nursing organization based in Carlsbad whose aim is to educate others on the steps to joining this much-in-demand career as well as its benefits.
- Discover Data Science
Data and making sense of it all is very important for keeping track of an organization, machine or organism, plus in helping leaders decide which action to take. Learn about how to become a data analyst and its related professions at Discover Data Science. Run by a team of professionals, it provides career and educational guidance on this field.
- Teach Early Childhood
At this website, find lots of information on a career path for becoming a teacher of young children, put together by an organization to help you find what to expect, how to prepare, how to get your teaching credentials and career opportunities.
Oxnard Public Library Resources
The library offers books, DVDs, and books on CD that provide the following job-related information:
- Cover Letters/Resumes (see call number 650.14)
- Interviewing (see call number 650.144)
- Career Information (see call number 331.7)
- Civil Service Exam Preparation Collection: Located to the left of the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library
Local Job Centers
West Oxnard- America’s Job Center of California
2901 N. Ventura Road 3rd floor
Oxnard, CA 93036
East County – America’s Job Center of California
2900 Madera Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065
In addition, go to the Human Services Agency website here for further information on other job resource providers.
page last updated: July 20, 2021