Careers & Jobs
Career test prep & quick links to help
& Education Reference Center to take practice tests for job exams.
Use JobScout to learn the basic Internet skills
you need to find a job.
Top Resources for Local Jobs
- The State of California's system for linking employer job
listings and job seeker résumés. Enter your job history in the
system, and it will create a résumé that you can forward to any
employer in CalJobs.
- The State of California's Employment Development Department. File unemployment claims online.
- The Book of Lists from the North Bay Business Journal. Information on the top local firms in
industries from accounting to wine. Free to view each list as a web page (HTML format). There is
a charge for downloading a list in Excel spreadsheet format.
Sonoma County Job Link
Information on job training, job listings for job seekers, information for
employers seeking to list jobs, and referrals to other services.
- These sites gather thousands of job listings from other job boards and employer web sites.
Enter your zip code to narrow down to local jobs.
- Jobs in the hospitality and wine industries.
North Bay Careers.com
- A website maintained by several North Bay Businesses that also sponsor
periodic job fairs for the industry. A good starting place to see who is
hiring in highly skilled industries.
Craigslist North Bay
- Click on a specific career area in the jobs column, or just click jobs to get all today's postings.
Sonoma County Library jobs
- Employment opportunities at the Library are posted here.
Starting Points & Career Guides
- U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals.
JobStar California (formerly JobSmart)
- For anyone starting out to find their next job or their next career
path. Salary surveys, resume help, interviewing and negotiating,
relocating, you will find it all here. Start
here first, especially for information on conducting a job search in
What Color is Your Parachute
- The official web site for the famous book - and a great place to start your
search for a new or improved career. Includes articles by Richard Bolles and links to many other useful sites.
- The federal government's bi-annual guide to job
categories. Contains current salary data, information on training
requirements, working environment, and future demand for different
- Gathers thousands of job listings from other job boards and employer web sites. Enter your zip code to narrow down to local jobs.
- Find openings mostly at larger companies. From DirectEmployers association.
- Helps you search hundreds of thousands
of classified job ads.
One of the largest online listings of jobs.
- A website maintained by several North Bay
Businesses that also sponsor periodic job fairs for the industry. A good
starting place to see who is hiring in highly skilled industries.
- Job listings and
more - devoted exclusively to promoting Latino
careers and education, supported by Saludos Hispanos magazine.
Local Government, State & Federal Job
GLOBE Job Listings
- ABAG is the Association of Bay Area
Governments. Job listings for the local city governments,
special districts and public agencies in the Bay Area. The "Other
Government Jobs" list breaks down the listings by city and agency.
- Web listings from
the Employment Development
Department (EDD) of California, includes Sonoma County Listings.
- The official job site of the United States Federal Government.
- Federal internships and other opportunities for students &
recent graduates in the US Federal workforce.
Postal Service jobs
- From USPS.
Non-Web Resources in the Library
You can check out books that can help you research careers
in different fields, as well as exam study guides if you are
looking for a job that requires passing a test.
Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa has a
local business file containing
information on local companies. Ask at the Reference Desk.