Career Guide

The job search can be overwhelming, but you shouldn’t have to navigate it alone. That’s why we’ve compiled resources to guide you on your journey to work-life success, as you define it. Learn how to tell your story on a resume, ace an interview, and land the job that YOU want — one that not only pays the bills, but also grows and develops your career.

Job Exploration

California has opportunities across industries, but how do you know which ones are right for you? Take some time to reflect on what you’re good at, what you’re interested in, and what you’re looking for in a job, and use the resources below to find occupations that may be a good fit.

Resume Building

Whether you have years of experience under your belt, took a break from the workforce, or are looking for your first job, your unique background and skills are an asset to your future employer. Check out these tips and resume samples to learn how to highlight your experiences on paper.


Your resume got you noticed — now it’s time for a phone call or in-person interview with the hiring manager. At this stage, preparation makes a great impression. Review the job description, think about how you would answer common questions, and come prepared with a few of your own.

Career Development

Ready for a career change? Looking to level up in your current field? Explore job training opportunities in your state.


When it comes to money, there are two sides to the equation: understanding your worth as an employee and knowing the kind of wages you can expect from employers in your area. Based on the experience you bring to a role, there may be room for negotiation.

Work-life & Benefits

Calculate your cost of living and learn about the assistance and training programs your state has to offer, supplemental to your paycheck.


Returning to civilian life after serving our country? The organizations below work to ease the transition, empowering and guiding veterans like you to post-military success.

Special Circumstances

Battling an illness? Navigating reentry after incarceration? Working to overcome ableism or ageism in the job market? You’re not alone. These organizations are here to help.

Don’t face the future of work alone. Join the Jobcase community!

California Job Department is powered by Jobcase, Inc.’s proprietary job search technology. The Jobcase platform makes it easy to access all the best jobs in one place, to showcase what makes you great including praise from others, and to gain a community of people who can help and support you. Check out Jobcase today and connect with workers, employers, and job seekers just like you.