LIB 8 - Information Competency for Job Seekers & CalWORKS Students

Other Careers

What are some additional career choices?

The following resources are designed to help you explore other careers. To begin your search, you may wish to learn more about  various occupations. The California Labor Market Info web site offers a database with detailed information about individual occupations or occupations organized by category. Click on the links below to view more information. Each link you click will offer you ways to focus your search. Once you have selected a specific occupation and chosen the county where you would like to work, the database will display current wages for the occupation you have chosen, an employment forecast, industries employing this occupation, training programs, as well as job postings for you to pursue.

The links found under Additional useful resources will bring you to various web sites containing more information about other potential occupations for you to explore.

California Labor Market Web Site Links

Books

Career Information Center (2007)
13 volumes of career information. Volume 3 covers computers, business, and office careers; volume 6 provides information about jobs in engineering, science, technology, and social science; volume 7 explores health careers; volume 11 describes public and community services jobs.

Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance (2007)
4 volumes describing over 900 different careers, personal and professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, and future outlook are provided .

The Top 100: The Fastest Growing Careers for the 21st Century (2001)
Profiles 100 careers described as high demand by the US Department of
Labor. Job overviews, requirements, future outlooks, and resources are
included.

LOOKING FOR JOB OPENINGS

The job search involves looking for local services and websites that post job openings. Many websites not only enable applicants to apply for job openings, but to also create and store resumes.

One Stop Career Centers
This is the nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses. Personnel are available to help applicants in all steps of the application process.

California – One Stop Centers
There are five (5) locations in Monterey County. A comprehensive list and location of all California offices can be found at
http://www.edd.ca.gov/one-stop

Websites

State of California (EDD) CalJOBS
California’s Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumes. Job fairs and events are also listed. Also in Spanish.
http://www.caljobs.ca.gov

USAJOBS
The official job site of the United States Federal Government. It is the one stop source for employment information and jobs openings at the Defense Language Institute, Naval Postgraduate School, Park Service and other Federal employment in Monterey County and other California locations.
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/

Monterey Bay Jobs
Provides current job openings in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties
http://www.montereybayjobs.com

CareerBuilders
“The largest job search, employment and careers site”
Register, post a resume and receive weekly job openings.
http://www.careerbuilder.com

Yahoo!hotjobs
Register and post a resume. List job openings as well as job hunting tips.
http://hotjobs.yahoo.com

Newspapers

Newspapers are excellent sources for looking for employment. Newspapers post weekly new openings.
Salinas Californian – Tuesday

City and County Governments, Businesses, Corporations, Schools and Colleges

Human Resources Departments are responsible for posting openings within the organization. Employment openings are also provided online as a link from an organization’s home page.

Additional useful resources

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