- Be clear and confident about what you have to offer
- Use keywords and location to narrow your results
- Research the company before reaching out
- Consider joining a network group such as LinkedIn
- Explore and use features on job search engines and job boards (i.e. notification, resume upload, and storage)
California Career Resource Network (CalCRN) - offers career and college readiness resources designed to help students develop an effective career action plan. Sponsored by the California Department of Education.
College Recruiter – niche job board for college and university students looking for internships, part-time employment and seasonal work.
Regional Occupation Careers and Programs (ROCP) Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) - career and workforce preparation for high school students and adults, preparation for advanced training, and the upgrading of existing skills.
Job Search Engines – resources aggregating job board postings from the web and company sites. There are many more, below are some suggested sites.
Employment Development Department (EDD) - employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations; benefits laid off workers, youth, veterans, and people with disabilities. Eligibility criteria may apply.
Government Jobs – job search engine aggregating federal, city, and state jobs for online application. Upload and save your resumes for future use.
REFERENCEUSA - New, current, closed and historical business database, jobs/internships postings, healthcare physicians and dentist and U.S. consumer/lifestyle listings.
AARP Job Board – match your years of valuable experience with employers committed to an age-diverse workforce, narrow searches with easy to use filters to focus on what matters most – whether it’s where you work or how you work.
Workforce50 – career resources for boomers and seniors. Partnered with ZipRecruiter.
Senior Job Bank – service providing full range of employment types and disciplines for job seekers age 50+ and employers seeking their services.
Career One Stop - career, training, and job resources including veterans, laid-off worker, young adult, older workers, workers with disabilities or criminal convictions. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and partner of the American Job Center network. Eligibility requirements may apply.
- Garden Grove location: 714-241-4900
- Irvine location: 949-341-8000
- Anaheim Workforce Connection 714-765-4350
- Santa Ana Work Center 714-647-5340
Employment/Staffing agencies – businesses that specialize in matching job seekers with companies on a temporary / permanent basis. Search the web for office locations. Have a digital/hard copy resume ready on hand.