Toolbox for Job Seekers

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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 (AJCC) locations provide no-cost services, tools, and resources for job seekers.

Most AJCC locations offer:

  • Dedicated staff members to assist job seekers with conducting skills assessments, developing individual employment plans, career planning, and more.
  • Job search workshops and activities such as developing résumés and cover letters, searching and applying for job openings, and mock interviews.
  • Workforce and labor market employment information at the local, regional, and state level for identifying in-demand occupations.
  • Access to training, education, and work experience opportunities.

To find your local AJCC, visit America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM.

CalJOBSSM

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.
  • Receive automatic job alerts through the feature titled Virtual Recruiter.
  • Receive notifications of new job openings via text messages and/or email.
  • View current events such as workshops and job fairs by location.
  • Use templates to communicate with employers in a Message Center.
  • Access on all computers, smartphones, and tablets.
  • Download the mobile application for on iTunes and Google Play stores.

Additional Resources

  • 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

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

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.

Training Tools

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.