Job Seeking Strategies

Explore strategies that can help you land a job of your dreams – or works that simply provide means. Learn different ways to get your foot in the door of potential employers.

Workshops, Tutorials, & Other Resources

Experience free Kern County Library virtual workshops and tutorials online that will empower you to succeed in your job search! KCL offers the following online workshops and tutorials focused on skill development, as well as job application materials and interview preparation.

Training and Employment Resource Links

Explore job postings, training, and educational options, as well as informational resources to help support you in your preparation, search, application, and interview process for employment. You can even search for a job NOW! Below, you will find U.S. state and county job search systems that retrieve government job postings that provide not only a […]

Do These Things Before You Apply

Before you begin your job search, it is important to set up lines of communication so employers can contact you. Email is a great way to communicate because it stores messages that you can respond to or go back and reference. Make sure your social media account settings are private, and if they are not, that […]

Overcoming Challenges

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Sometimes we run into challenges that can stop us in our tracks, but there is help!   If you are interested in seeking work that requires higher levels of education there are a multitude of opportunities to get necessary credentials through Bakersfield Adult School, Community Colleges, and Universities […]

Finding the Best Job For You

Decide what type of work is best for you! This page is designed to help you find a job you love by figuring out what you want to do and why, as well as help overcome any indecision about knowing the best career choice for you. Considerations What is your Personality Type? Considering whether you […]

Episode 26: Editor Talk with Shelly Bond

Join Kern County Library staff members, Fahra and Jasmin, along with guest Shelly Bond curator and editor of Femme Magnifique to talk about what we’re reading, watching, and listening to, as well as how graphic novels are changing the way we read. Join us for the One Book Project and get a list of all the titles to participate.

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