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Careers & Jobs

 Career test prep & quick links to help

Testing Center

Use Testing & Education Reference Center to take practice tests for job exams. More info

MyJobScout.org

Use JobScout to learn the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.

Top Resources for Local Jobs

CalJobs
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.

EDD
The State of California's Employment Development Department. File unemployment claims online.

Local Businesses
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.

Indeed.com - Juju - LinkUp - Simply Hired
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.

winecountryjobs.com
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.
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Starting Points & Career Guides

CareerOneStop
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 California.

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.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
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 occupations.

Job Boards

Indeed.com
Gathers thousands of job listings from other job boards and employer web sites. Enter your zip code to narrow down to local jobs.

Jobs.jobs
Find openings mostly at larger companies. From DirectEmployers association.

CareerBuilder.Com
Helps you search hundreds of thousands of classified job ads.

Monster
One of the largest online listings of jobs.

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.

Saludos
Job listings and more - devoted exclusively to promoting Latino careers and education, supported by Saludos Hispanos magazine.
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Local Government, State & Federal Job Lists

ABAG 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.

CalJOBS
Web listings from the Employment Development Department (EDD) of California, includes Sonoma County Listings.

USAJOBS
The official job site of the United States Federal Government.

Pathways
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.

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