Internet Resumes and Job Searching
The Resource areas offer listing of employment related Internet sites and
Resource Specialists are able to assist you with Internet searches for jobs
virtually anywhere. You can also post your resume online at various sites.
Resume Writing Assistance
In the Resource Center of the One-Stops there are several computers that
job seekers use to develop their resumes. If they need assistance a
Resource Specialist will help them get started.
Keyboard & 10 key testing and
The One-Stops Resource Centers offer testing and certification in these
areas, Tutorial software is available. It will be necessary to
present photo ID in order to receive a certificate. In order to utilize
these programs, please see a Resource Specialist
Career Counseling and Planning
Resource Specialists in each One-Stop are available to assist with career
planning. A number of tools and assessment inventories are utilized.
Resource Specialists can work with you on a continuing basis to advance your
Job Search Workshops and
Supervised Job Search
The One-Stops offer three-week Job Search Workshops open to the general
public. The main focus is on preparing the job seeker for employer
contacts and job search activities.
The first two weeks consist of classroom instruction on skills assessment,
resume writing and employer expectations. The third week consists of a
supervised job search.
Resource Specialists can assist you in identifying local training
providers based on your specific need. In additions, they may be able to
direct you to possible funding sources, such as Private Industry Council,
student financial aid from the training vendor, or other agencies.
There are two main sources of possible OJT through the One-Stops.
One agency is the Private Industry Council, or PIC. Resource Specialists
in the One-Stops can assist with informing you how to access this source.
The second source of OJT is Experience Works. Please see "Mature Worker
Program" for more information.
The One-Stops offers a wide range of tools to assist you in determining
your individual vocational path. This can be done on an informal basis by
using self assessment software or by participating in a structured Vocational
Job Interview Preparation
Resource Specialists in each of the One-Stops are available to assist you
in developing strategic skills for job interviews. It is recommended that
you have a current resume prior to contacting a Specialist.
Resource Specialists can direct you to sites for GED preparation and
testing, and they have information for those desiring continuing or adult
Youth Employment Programs
The Private Industry Council offers a youth employment program designed
to assist youth in search of employment. For more information, please
contact a Resource Specialist in one of the One-Stop Centers.
Labor Market Information
For both job seekers and employers, labor market information is vital.
Fortunately, a vast amount of information with the makeup of the of the labor
market is available. This type of information can assist a job seeker
trying to determine the best type of position, education, or training to obtain
in order to succeed in a particular labor market.
Resource Specialists in each One-Stop are knowledgeable in
accessing this information. Among the Web sites frequently utilized are
Department of Finance, CA
Bureau of Labor Statistics
US Department of Labor