Job Seeker Toolkit

How We Can Help

The Kern County Library and our staff are here to help you! If you have questions about the resource materials or services in our toolkit, please call 661.868.0701 for assistance.

This Kern County Library employment toolkit has been designed to help you find the right job for you, and successfully navigate the application process in the best way possible!

Make a Workforce Appointment

to receive on-site job assistance at select locations. Appointments are also available by phone or virtually. Come into a library branch anytime to utilize computers, copiers, and printers.

I Want To:

Learn More at Workshops      Find the Best Job For Me      Learn Job Seeking Strategies
Learn How to Overcome Challenges           Do These Things Before I Apply
Access Training & Employment Resources      Learn More About Coronavirus Support

Access Library Resources

Kern County Library has books, audiobooks, and eBooks on Job Hunting topics that you can check out with your Kern Library card. You can check out titles on careers too!

Don’t have a Kern Library card?
No worries, you can get a card quickly and easily!

Get a Library Card Now

We also have several library Databases with articles about companies and business practices, starting your own business, preparing your resume, and creative activities that may translate into an entrepreneurial endeavor here. Be sure to check out Gale: Business, Gale Entrepreneurship, Gale Business Insights: Global, as well as Gale: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (TERC) databases for the most up-to-date and helpful information!

Gale: Peterson's Test and Career Prep
A premier online resource that can help you improve your score on standardized tests through test prep, assist in your college and university search, and help you find your passion through career matching and resume help.   Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for test prep  • Perfect for career matching 
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students.

Access with your Library Card  • Perfect for research 

Brainfuse VetNow/JobNow

Brainfuse VetNow / JobNow is an all-in-one-suite of services designed for multiple career and veteran needs — whether it’s tackling a resume, tackling a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. It includes expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators. Communicate with experts in real-time using live whiteboard features, secure file sharing, and a full-service testing center for practice tests.

Access with your Library Card  • Workforce Development & Job Searching  • Perfect for Veterans 

Gale Business Insights: Global

For business professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and general researchers, Gale Business Insights: Global delivers comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context. This unique resource empowers users to not only research topics but also to interpret their research. Deep business intelligence powered by statistical data lets researchers spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications.

Access with your Library Card 

Titles on Jobs

Titles on Careers

What is your Personality Type?

What are your Interests?

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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