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Adult Job & Career Seekers

The following resources will help move you toward a job that works for you and supports the achievement of your life and career goals.

Looking for work?

For job seeker focused information, go directly to the California Employment Development Department's (EDD) Find A Job page. You’ll find a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services—provided statewide through America’s Job Center of California, formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers—benefit job seekers, laid-off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities.

At the State of California jobs site, you can take state civil service examinations, store different versions of your application, apply for vacancies at 150 departments, track your application status and save your resume all in one place.

Find your local America's Job Center of California. This site locates local service Centers that can provide information related to unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

The EDD Labor Market Information for Job Seekers and Students page provides job search tools and resume tips, information about jobs that are in or will be in high demand. It also enables workers to explore local jobs with the Occupation Profile tool.

The California CareerZone has four assessment activities that will help you consider your interests and see how those interests relate to a variety of occupations. You can jump right into exploring Industry Sectors on the California CareerZone, with information on over 900 occupations including:  Job Definitions, Interests, Tasks, Skills, Knowledge, Education, School Classes, Wages, Outlook, Similar Jobs, and Job Openings.

Make Money Choices is a virtual budgeting exercise, a reality check, that connects occupation, education, and training choices to lifestyle choices. 

Are you a veteran?

O*NET's My Next Move for Veterans is a new interactive tool designed to help U.S. veterans learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. You can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to your military occupation.

The Veterans Employment Center provides career advice, resume-building assistance, and access to employers who are committed to hiring Veterans and military spouses.

Returning to School?

California has information about all three California public college systems: Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California. Learn about requirements for admission, program options, and re-entry opportunities.

Use the College Navigator to investigate schools outside California.

Additional Key Resources

MySkillsMyFuture identifies occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to your current or previous job. Learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

CareerOneStop provides tools to help users make informed employment and education choices. The website features:

  • user-friendly occupation and industry information
  • salary data
  • career videos
  • education resources
  • self-assessment tools
  • career exploration assistance
  • other resources that support job searching in today’s fast-paced global marketplace   

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This site provides definitions of college majors, associates college majors with corresponding career titles, and professional association information.