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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Quick Tips from Employment Services

Did You Know?

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) and local partners of America’s Job Centers of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) can help you look for a job. We offer a variety of resources, including job referrals, resume building assistance, and re-employment services. An AJCC nearest you is a great place to learn about job openings. You can also attend seminars on resume improvement, interviewing skills, business writing, and technical skills. Job Centers provide many of the same resources as private employment agencies, but at no cost to you. Employers across the state work with us to list new employment opportunities and openings. Register and then keep in touch with the EDD for information on openings in your area.

Job-Hunting Ideas

  1. Tailor your resume to the types of jobs you want. Learn how to tailor your resume to best highlight skills and experiences for a specific position. To learn more about how to create competitive resumes or to receive advice from professionals in your field, contact the EDD.
  2. Post your resume on job networking and search websites. Social media is no longer just for staying in contact with old friends. Many employers search job networking sites, such as LinkedIn or job search sites like Job Central and Job Seeker, to find candidates for new jobs. In addition, UI claimants are required to post their resumes onto CalJOBSSM, California’s official online labor exchange to help maximize their job search efforts.
  3. Take advantage of no-cost resources provided by your state. America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations provide valuable resources that are available for your use, including job referrals, resume building and re-employment services.
  4. Attend career fairs. In addition to job opportunities, career fairs are a great opportunity for professional networking and practicing your interviewing skills.
  5. Tired of your old job? Consider being re-trained in a new career path. Think about taking classes or advancing your education to build your resume. The EDD can provide you information about training in new career professions.

Searching for a job requires diligence, patience and dedication. Many people do not have an effective plan for searching for work. An AJCC is a great place to learn about different kinds of jobs, their availability, and how to get training. Contact the EDD for more information and assistance with planning an effective work search.

Educational Assistance May Be Available

If you’re unemployed, now may be the time to consider advancing your skills with additional training or education in your current field or in a new field, through trade or technical schools, local community colleges, and state colleges and universities. State and federal funds may be available to help finance your education. Identifying educational opportunities and applying for financial aid are easier than you think – learn more at Opportunity.gov.