Toolbox for Job Seekers
The Toolbox for Job Seekers provides tools and resources for California’s job seekers to assist in their job search, career exploration, and training needs.
Job Finding Tools
America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM
America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM provides no-cost services, tools and resources for job seekers.
Most job centers offer:
- Career specialists to assist job seekers with assessments to identify and match skills to occupations and make career decisions.
- Access to Internet, phones, printers, and copy machines at not cost.
- Computers to browse different websites featuring job openings, explore and learn about new careers, create and post résumés, and apply for vacancies.
- A variety of workshops to help you maximize your job search results.
- Community resources and referrals for training and other services.
To find your local job center, visit America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.
The CalJOBSSM is a virtual job center that gives you online access to thousands of job listings and tools to help you manage your career.
Benefits of CalJOBSSM include:
- Create and upload multiple versions of your résumé tailored to specific jobs or career paths.
- Automatic job alerts through the feature titled Virtual Recruiter.
- Notifications of new job openings via text messages and/or e-mail.
- Viewing of current events such as workshops and job fairs by location.
- A Message Center with templates to communicate with employers.
- Labor Market Information
Explore a new career, compare occupational profiles, or find out what jobs are the most in demand in your local area.
- O*NET Online
Find what skills and experience are needed for your dream job
Authorization to Work
Federal law prohibits employers from hiring persons who are not in the United States legally or do not have authorization to work in the United States. To ensure full access to EDD programs and services, job seekers should come prepared with their right-to-work documents when visiting any AJCC. For a complete list of approved right-to-work documents, refer to "Attention All Job Seekers" or Information on Legal Status and Authorization to Work.
Career Exploration Tools
California Occupational Guides
California Occupational Guides are long-recognized resources designed to assist individuals in making career decisions. Each guide includes local and/or statewide information about training, current wages and job prospects, skills requirements, and day-to-day tasks.
mySkills myFuture helps laid-off workers and other job seekers explore new occupations, identify occupations with skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous jobs, review matches, learn about local training programs, and apply for jobs.
Military Occupation Code
The Military Occupation Code to Standard Occupational Classification crosswalk helps returning service men and women find civilian occupations that have similar skills requirements.
My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The website has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different occupations.
California Career Resource Network
California Career Resource Network provides for individuals interested in developing and exploring career self-management skills necessary in today’s world of work.
Jobs and Training
For information on what type of training is needed or where to get training, visit the Jobs and Training page.
California Department of Industrial Relations
The California Department of Industrial Relations provides job seekers access to search for apprenticeship programs by individual counties and occupations.