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CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Virtual Career Center

SRJC Job Board
http://www.santarosa.edu/for_students/student_resources/career-center/student-employment/
Listings of on and off campus employment opportunities for sudents. Also lists jobs for non students in the community.

SRJC Center for Culinary, Wine and Hospitality Careers Alumni employment
http://www.santarosa.edu/hospitalityjobmatch
This site is designed specifically for job seekers of SRJC's culinary arts, wine studies and hospitality programs. Students, alumni and grads of these programs can create a profile of their education and work experience that is accessible to employers who check the site regularly. Local restaurants, hotels and wineries post jobs 24/7.

After reviewing various Web sites devoted to career development, the Career Center staff has selected the following sites as recommendations.

Disclaimer
This Web site links to other Web sites that are not under the control of the SRJC Career Center, and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The SRJC Career Center provides these links only as a convenience. SRJC and the Career Center assume no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them.

Comprehensive Career Web Sites

Job Hunter’s Bible (What Color Is Your Parachute?)
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com
A Web site designed as a supplement to the “What Color Is Your Parachute?” book by Dick Bolles. There is a menu of activities with links to valuable resources.

UC Berkeley
http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/Students/careerlibrary/index.shtml
This is a Web site maintained by UC Berkeley that has a database of over 700 links for occupational and educational programs.

The Wall Street Journal
www.careerjournal.com
This eclectic site offers good career advice and helpful tools for job-seekers. It publishes new and timely feature articles daily, and it neatly repackages career columns from the print edition. A favorite feature reports salary rates based on industry and region.

Employment Guide
www.EmploymentGuide.com
Career Web was one of the first job recruitment sites on the internet. Job search and placement for both the job seeker as well as the employer can be customized and tracked. Resume posting and job search activities are offered, but registration is required to access various functions of the site, such as, resume posting.

CSU Long Beach-Career Development Center
www.careers.csu.edu
In addition to its on-site services, this Career Development Center Web site offers information related to resume writing, job search, networking, career planning interviewing and much more. It also contains links to job banks and information related to college majors as well.

Wet Feet
http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/home.asp
Wetfeet is a great way to conduct background research on various companies. Free membership allows you to receive their career bulletin, download information and join chat boards. Registration is required to access the majority of resources.

Monster
www.Monster.com
This well-known Web site provides links for focused job searches for the college student to the executive. Features include: current top employers, relocation issues, and career building.

Monster TRAK
http://www.monstertrak.monster.com/

Mapping Your Future
http://mappingyourfuture.org/
This site covers very general information about creating a career plan, evaluating your values, skills and interests, and selecting a major and the type of school that meets your needs. Try clicking on "Planning your career" and follow the links. This site allows you to search for information based on school level ranging from middle school through graduate school and there is also material available for parents. This site can be read in Spanish also.

Self Discovery
http://www.occareers.com
Free self-assessments, career exploration, interview skills, a job search guide, and advice on a variety of subjects including how to budget money in college.

Coast Careers.com
http://www.cccareers.org
A Web site developed by Coast Community College with funding from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Information is provided on a variety of topics with links to additional valuable resources. This “career decision-making site” helps students “discover” what they enjoy in a major or career, “assess” values, interests and skills, “explore” occupational information, “decide” on occupations, and “take action” to find majors.

Experience.com
http://www.experience.com/

Who Do U Want 2 B?
http://www.whodouwant2b.com
Information on California high school and community college courses, career options.

Road Trip Nation
http://www.roadtripnation.com
Four friends ask the question, "What do I want to do with my life?" They take to the road and conduct informational interviews with people in various careers all around the U.S.

Career Assessment

Some of the following Web sites may have a small fee. Those with fees are marked with a dollar sign ($).

Career Key $
www.careerkey.org
This site offers you a brief test to determine personality type, specifically using the Holland method. Personality types are divided by category, i.e., artistic, enterprising, conventional, investigative, realistic and social. These indicators help you make better career choices based on your unique traits and temperaments.

Type Focus $
www.TypeFocus.com
Take a test online that will produce your full Myers/Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) code. With this, you can then go to Type Focus and receive a detailed description of your personality type.

Type Logic
www.TypeLogic.com
This site offers the user another approach to self-assessment by providing information about the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator codes (MBTI). The MBTI test needs to be completed in order to make use of this comprehensive databank of information. One great feature of this site is that they include the MBTI codes of famous people, celebrities and fictitious characters.

Career Resource Library
http://www.careerinfonet.org
Free career assessments and educational tests

Kingdomality
www.kingdomality.com
This site is both fun and useful. By answering a few questions, and listing items in order of appeal, the user is matched with jobs held during medieval times. The matches then identify what you might like to do in today's marketplace.

SF Bay Career Map
http://www.bacareerguide.org/
This site provides free online career decision-making tools to help students identify suitable occupational programs offered by Community Colleges throughout the San Francisco Bay.

Myers Briggs - The Personality Page $
http://www.personalitypage.com/
This site measures personality preference, which can be used in career decision-making.

Humanmetrics – Free AND $
http://www.humanmetrics.com/
Personality testing for all areas of life (career, marriage, relationships, role modeling, etc.) Type in the Jung Typology Test, and it will give you’re your type. This is a test based on the Jung-Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality.

Occupational Information

California Career Zone
http://www.cacareerzone.org
This site provides information about California jobs. There is information about assessment, careers, occupational information and links to job openings in California. Many occupational descriptions include career videos.

NY Career Zone
http://www.nycareerzone.org/flash/index.jsp
Career Zone is a free career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students. However, the information on occupations is excellent and anyone can benefit from doing research on this Web site. The Career Zone Web site brings together multiple sources of career and labor market information to make career exploration and planning for the future a little easier. Career videos are provided along with occupational information.

The O*NET
http://online.onetcenter.org
The O*NET Web site lists occupations with required skills, knowledge, interests, activities, worker characteristics and occupational experience. The O*Net system, uses a common language and terminology to describe occupational requirements, which supersedes the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco
This Web site corresponds with the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) published by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. The handbook and Web site is a nationally recognized source of information, designed to provide assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. It includes information about occupations, compensation, training requirements, and typical work.

California Occupational Guides
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/
The California Occupational Guides are a series of about 300 information sheets covering individual occupations or groups of related occupations. They provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training.

California Wage Data
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/article.asp?ARTICLEID=263&PAGEID=67&SUBID=113

Federal Job Digest
http://www.jobsfed.com

Health Monster
http://healthcare.monster.com/

Marketing Jobs
http://www.marketingjobs.com

Biology Jobs Online
http://www.biologyjobs.com

Career.com
http://www.career.com

The Dixon Report
http://www.pamdixon.com

The Princeton Review - Career Quiz
http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/career_quiz1.asp

Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS): Final Report Available
http://www.academicinnovations.com/report.html

Resume Tutors and Tips

Resume Tutor
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/careerdev/resources/resume/

Damn Good Resumes
http://www.damngood.com

Online Resume Posting

Monster TRAK
http://www.monstertrak.monster.com/

Career Builder
http://www.careerbuilder.com/

Sonoma County Help Wanted
http://www.sonomacountyhelpwanted.com
A job search Web site as well as a place to post your resume.

Cover Letters

Job Star Central
http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/cletters.cfm
Suggestions and topics devoted to the art of writing a cover letter, including samples of letters.

Career Lab
http://www.careerlab.com/letters/default.htm
Advice on just about everything in the business of finding and keeping a great job, from writing a great cover letter to building professional relationships.

Job Hunting Tips

Tips for Conducting an Internet Job Search
http://www.santarosa.edu/~usina/InternetJobSearch/

Jobstar Career Guides
http://www.jobstar.org/tools/career/index.cfm

Job Hunting Pointers
http://www.interbiznet.com/hunt/

Career Journal - Job Search Tips
http://www.job-hunt.org

Salary Surveys

Salary Surveys
http://www.bls.gov/cew/home.htm

Homefair Salary Calculator
http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html

Job Search

Indeed.com
http://www.indeed.com/

Careerbuilder.com
http://www.careerbuilder.com/

SonomaJobs.com
www.sonomajobs.com

County of Sonoma Jobs
http://www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org

Sonoma County Help Wanted
http://www.sonomacountyhelpwanted.com

Wine & Hospitality Jobs
http://www.sonomajobs.net

Craigslist
http://www.craigslist.org
This is a Web site that functions like a community bulletin board for the San Francisco / North Bay Area, listing employment opportunities, available housing, and items for sale. Craigslist is a non-commercial Web site dedicated to assisting people in finding everything from jobs to housing.

Bay Area Cities
http://www.abag.ca.gov/abag/local_gov/city/city.html

Press Democrat Job Classifieds
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/section/jobs/

Cal Jobs
http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/

Sonoma County Job Link
http://www.socojoblink.org

North Bay Careers
http://www.northbaycareers.com/index.php

Bay Area Careers
http://www.bayareacareers.com/bay_area.php

Bay Area Volunteer Center
http://www.volunteerinfo.org

Job Hunter’s Bible
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com

The Riley Guide
http://www.rileyguide.com

Top Entry Level Employers
http://www.collegegrad.com/topemployers

Employer Information

Hoovers
http://www.hoovers.com/free/

Thomas Registry of American Manufacturing
http://www.thomasregister.com

Questions or comments about this page may be sent to bking@santarosa.edu.

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