The career pathway and career exploration activities will help youth receive exposure to various career opportunities and requirements at the entry, technical and professional levels. Youth will also have the opportunity to learn about careers through guest speakers, job shadowing, career courses, field trips to businesses, colleges and the One-Stop Centers. The youth will learn how to develop short-term and long-term plans as it pertains to their chosen career. Students will learn to enroll in the high school courses that will better prepare them for a particular career. Participants will also learn how to select a post secondary education that matches their personal goals, skills and interests.
How to Look for a Job
Going to work and becoming self-sufficient may be your immediate goal. Even if it isn't, almost everyone at some time will need to look for a job. To find satisfactory employment, you need to:
Obtain a Social Security card
Obtain a Work Permit from your school
Learn about yourself and careers.
Network to discover hidden jobs.
Identify potential employers.
Apply and get the right job.
Where to Look for a Job
Networking is the single most effective way to get a job. Talk with friends, relatives, neighbors, acquaintances, career center counselors and/or other school personnel about your job search.
Helpful Job Hunting Information
Click on the following links for more helpful information on finding a job or keeping your job:
Here are more advanced employability skills that will help you find the more advanced jobs that you have been dreaming about. Click on each skill to find more information.
1. What is an Employability Portfolio
2. Difference between a Functional and a Chronological Resume
3. Writing an Advanced Resume
4. Sample Advanced Resume
5. Writing a Cover Letter
6. Sample Cover Letter
7. Letters of Recommendation and Reference List Sheet
Local Online Job Information
IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS CLASSIFIEDS (UPDATED DAILY)
CALJOBS (JOBS FOR ANYWHERE IN CALIFORNIA)
www.caljobs.ca.gov (Needs to register online)
GREAT JOB SEARCH ENGINE FOR ALL JOBS
www.indeed.com (Registration is free; is recommended, but not necessary)