How to Find a Job


Best Careers for Veterans.  331.7 BES 2009

Bolles, Richard Nelson.  What Color Is Your Parachute?  650.14 BOL 2011

Cohen, Jeff.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recession-Proof Careers. (available via Library2Go in Kindle, ePub and PDF formats).

Employment Projections by Occupation, 2004-2014.  REF Index Table 331 EMP

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.  REF Index Table 331.7 ENC V.1-3 2008

Farr, J. Michael.  300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree.  331.702 FAR 2006

Jansen, Julie.  I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: a Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work.  NEW book 650.14 JAN 2010


Best Entry-Level Jobs.  331.702 BES 2006

Bolles, Richard Nelson.  The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide: How to Find Hope and Rewarding Work Even When “There are no Jobs.”   650.14 BOL 2010

Brainerd, Lee Wherry.  9 Steps to a Great Federal Job.  352.0053 BRA 2004

Geary, Gail.  Over-40 Job Search Guide: 10 Strategies for Making Your Age an Advantage in Your Career.  650.14 Gea 2005

Holland, R. William.  Cracking the New Job Market: the 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy.  NEW book 650.14 HOL, Cracking 2012

Mandell, Lisa Johnson.  Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want.  (available via Library2Go in Kindle and ePub formats).

Krannich, Ronald L.  The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: [putting the 10 steps into action].   650.14 KRA, Ex- offender 2009

Ford R. Myers.  Get the Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring: Take Charge of Your Career, Find a Job You Love, and Earn What You Deserve.   (available via Library2Go in Kindle, Overdrive Read, ePub, and PDF formats)

Nagle, Janet.  How to Use the Internet to Get Your Next Job.  650.14 NAG 2010

Rutledge, Patrice-Anne.  Using LinkedIn.  658.3110285 RUT, 2010

Schepp, Brad.  How to Find a Job on Linkedin, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other Social Networks.  650.14 Sch 2010

Silvis, Carol A.  Job Hunting After 50.  650.140844 SIL, 2012

Stafford, Diane.  1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets.  650.142 STA 2004

Summer Jobs Abroad. 331.115 SUM 2007


Asher, Donald.  The Overnight Résumé: the Fastest Way to Your Next Job.  650.14 ASH, 2010

Beatty, Richard H.  How to Write a Résumé If You Didn’t Go To College.  650.42 Bea 2003

Criscito, Pat.  Résumés That Pop: Designs that Reflect Your Personal Brand.   650.14 CRI, 2010

Jewell, Catherine.  New Resume New Career.   650.14 JEW, 2010

Karsh, Brad.  How to Say it On Your Resume: a Top Recruiting Director’s Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume.  650.14 Kar 2009

Kennedy, Joyce Lain.  Resumes for Dummies.  650.14 KEN 2007

Kessler, Robin.  Competency-Based Résumé: How to Bring Your Résumé to the Top of the Pile.  650.14 KES 2005

Jewell, Catherine.  New Resume New Career.  650.14 Jew 2010

Noble, David F.  Gallery of Best Resumes for  People Without a Four Year Degree.  650.14 NOB 2009

Resumes for the 50+ Job Hunter.  650.14 RES, 50+

Schultze, Quentin J. and Richard N. Bolles.  Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs.  (available via Library2Go in Kindle, Overdrive Read, and ePub formats)

Smith, Michael Holley.  Bioblogs: Resumes for the 21st Century.  650.14 SMI, 2006

Yate, Martin John.  Résumés That Knock ‘em Dead.  650.14 Yat 2008 (available via Library2Go in Overdrive Read and ePub formats)


Enelow, Wendy S .  Cover Letter Magic: Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers.  650.142 ENE, Cover 2010

Gray, Peter.  Beyond the Resume: a Comprehensive Guide to Making the Right Impression Through e-Mail, Cover Letters, Resumes, and Pre-interviews.  650.14 Gra 2006

Kennedy, Joyce Lain.  Cover Letters for Dummies.  650.14 KEN 2009

Yate, Martin John.  Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters:

the Strategies and Samples You Need to Get the Job You Want.  650.14 Yat 2010 (also available via Library2Go in Kindle, Overdrive Read, and ePub  formats)


Allen, Jeffrey G.  Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life.  650.14 ALL 2009

Dorio, Marc A.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Job Interview.  650.14 DOR, 2009 (also available via Library2Go in Kindle, ePub, and PDF formats)

Nancy Schuman.  The Job Interview Phrase Book: The Things to Say to Get You the Job You Want.  (also available via Library2Go in Kindle, Overdrive Read, ePub, and PDF formats)

Spiropoulos, Michael.  Interview Skills that Win the Job: Simple Techniques for Answering All the Tough Questions.  (available via Library2Go in ePub and PDF formats).

Veruki, Peter.  250 Job Interview Questions [sound recording].  Book on CD  650.14 VER 2005 (also available via Library2Go in  Kindle, Overdrive Read, ePub  and  MP3 or WMA audio book formats)

Williams, Lynn.  Ultimate Interview: Make a Great Impression and Get That Job.  650.144 WIL, 2008

Yate, Martin.  Knock ’em Dead Job Interview.   (available via Library@Go in Kindle, Overdrive Read, and ePub formats)


Busse, Richard.  Fired, Laid Off or Forced Out: a Complete Guide to Severance, Benefits and Your Rights When You’re Starting Over.  650.1 BUS 2005

Hosier, Helen Koolman.  Suddenly Unemployed: Encouraging & Practical Steps For Finding a Job.  650.14 HOS 2005

Wolfe, Tom.  Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition.  NEW book 650.14086 WOL, Out 2012


Farr, J. Michael.  200 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships.  REF Index Table 331.25 TWO [200]  2009


See our handout entitled, “Doing Business Research at the Coos Bay Public Library” for researching companies.



Oregon Employment Department.  Employment News Around the State.  REF 331.109795 EMP (Library retains 1 year)

State of Oregon Employment Department – Coos Bay Office –

Includes job listings, résumé software and other career assistance.

2075 Sheridan Avenue

North Bend  97459

(541) 756-8459

Open Mon-Fri, 8-5 (closed holidays)

South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) –

93781 Newport Lane,

Coos Bay, OR 97420

(541) 269-2013

Open Mon-Fri, 8-5 (closed holidays)