How To Find A Job: Resources at the Coos Bay Public Library


What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles 650.14 BOL

What’s Your Type of Career?: Unlock the Secrets of Your Personality to Find Your Perfect Career Path by Donna Dunning 158.6 DUN

Employment Projections by Occupation, 2004-2014 REF Index Table 331.7 ENC

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance REF Index Table 331.7 ENC

300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree andBest Jobs for the 21st Century by Michael Farr, 331.702 FAR

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

The Everything Alternative Careers Book by James Mannion, 331.702 MAN


Best Entry-Level Jobs by Bolles, Richard Nelson, 331.702 BES

Job-Hunting On the Internet: A Desktop Companion to the Web Site www.JobHuntersBible.Com, 650.14 BOL

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

Civil Service Career Starter and Test Prep, 351.73 CIV

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

The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures: Internships, Summer Jobs, Seasonal Work, Volunteer Vacations, and Transitions Abroad by Landes, Michael, REF Index Table, 650.14 LAN

Job Hunting for Dummies by Messmer, Max, 650.14

How to Get a Job and Keep It: Career and Life Skills You Need to Succeed by Morem, Susan, 650.14 MOR

Getting Hired in Any Job Market: “Nitty Gritty” Employment Manual by Schmidt, Frances, 650.14 Sch

1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets by Stafford, Diane, 650.142 STA

Summer Jobs Abroad,  REF Index Table 331.15 SUM

Jobs at Home: a Complete Guide to Finding or Creating a Work-at-Home Job by Truex, Leslie, 331.25 TRU


Allen, Jeffrey G., The Résumé Makeover, 650.14 ALL

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

Beatty, Richard H.   The Résumé Kit, 650.14 BEA

Criscito, Pat.   E-Résumés: A Guide to Successful Online Job Hunting, 650.142 CRI

Enelow, Wendy S.  Expert Résumés for Computer and Web Jobs, 650.14 ENE

Enelow, Wendy S.   Expert Résumés for Health Care Careers, 650.142 ENE

Kennedy, Joyce Lain.   Résumés for Dummies, 650.14 KEN

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

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

Yate, Martin John.   Résumés That Knock ‘em Dead, 650.14 YAT


Block, Jay A.  101 Best Cover Letters.  650.14 BLO

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

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

Krannich, Ronald.   Nail the Cover Letter: Great Tips for Creating Dynamite Cover Letters.   650.14 KRA

Yate, Martin John.   Cover Letters That Knock’em Dead.   650.14 YAT

Krannich, Caryl Rae.   101 Dynamite Answers to Interview Questions: Sell Your Strengths! 650.14 KRA

Krannich, Caryl Rae.   Interview for Success: A Practical Guide to Increasing Job Interviews.  650.14 Kra

Medley, H. Anthony.   Sweaty Palms: The Neglected Art of Being Interviewed.  650.14 MED

Portot, Daniel.   The 101 Toughest Interview Questions – And Answers that Win the Job! 650.14 POR

Veruki, Peter.   250 Job Interview Questions [sound recording].  Book on CD 650.14 Ver


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

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

Laskoff, Michael.  Landing on the Right Side of Your Ass: a Survival Guide for the Recently Unemployed.  650.14 LAS

Stuenkel, Lawrence A.  From Here to There: a Self-paced Program for Transition in Employment.  650.14 STU


Farr, J. Michael.  250 Best Jobs Through Apprenticeships.  REF Index Table 331.25922 Far

Ferguson’s Guide to Apprenticeship Programs.  REF Index Table 331.259 FER


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)