Resources for Jobseekers During COVID-19

The Alachua County Library District has great eSources and referrals to help you find a place in the workforce.

Check out these five resources:

  1. Our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks
  2. Santa Fe College’s Career Coach
  3. CareerSource Florida
  4. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  5. Who's hiring?

1. Our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks

Book cover The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus: How to hit your business, personal and financial targets with confidence and certainty by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

The Power of Habit: Why We do What We do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

2. Santa Fe College’s Career Coach

Santa Fe College’s free online Career Coach tool allows you to:

  • Explore Potential Careers
  • Search Local Job Postings
  • Build an Effective Resume
  • Connect to Santa Fe College

Career Coach is available at

“Through a simple keyword search, you can learn about the employment prospects of careers you want to research.  The real-time information is customized for Alachua County and includes detailed pay estimates and up-to-date job postings.  You will even be directed to Santa Fe College programs that can help prepare you for your dream job.

If a career doesn’t look like the right fit for you, you can search for similar jobs and see what is needed to move to that career.  You can also search for careers based on SF’s top training programs – or the programs that interest you.  Additionally, Career Coach includes a resume builder to help you quickly and efficiently put together a resume that highlights your key skills and job experience.”

One of the best things about Santa Fe College’s Career Coach is their current list of local work opportunities.

3. CareerSource Florida

Logo CareerSource Florida

CareerSource Florida

In Gainesville, call CareerSource Florida at 352-955-2245. You can also visit the locla office's at CareerSource North Central Florida.

The Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce also launched a Facebook Group to assist job seekers. Find the group at PROPEL GNV.

4. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Help Center

Visit this website to sign up for Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program

5. Who's hiring?

Who else is hiring?  Here's a list!


Posted by PatC on May 5, 2020