Careers and Jobs


Library Online Resources


Helps job seekers to find a job nearest to them and complete online trainings to become a top job candidate for entry-level jobs.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Learn how to look for jobs, format a resume, ace an interview, and research scholarships and careers.


Prepare for entrance exams and certification tests by taking practice tests and tutorials.


Live Career Help - Provided by Live Homework Help®
Free resume and cover letter review and interview help.  
Every Day, 1-10 p.m. 


Job Hunting

Solano County Resources


Solano County Jobs
Solano County's employment opportunities.
The Vacaville Reporter has partnered with the Vallejo Times-Herald to provide an employment listing web site for Solano County.


Typing Certificates - Local places to take a typing test.


Solano Employment Connection
The Solano Employment Connection links job seekers, employers, and training.

Regional Resources


Bay Area Careers
Annotated directory of individual employers’ job listing Web pages for the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, too. Selecting a company name will send you to the company’s Web site to view the job listings.


Bay Area Jobs is a staple for Bay Area employers and job seekers. This site is a local web site focused on the Bay Area job market.


California Job Journal
California Job Journal includes job search, job fairs, training and resume services.


California Job Search Guide offers job search information and community resources for the Greater Bay Area, the Sacramento region, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Outstanding resume and cover letter links.


An Internet website for Latino seekers.
BayAreaJobFinder is part of the network of locally focused job sites. It is locally owned and operated and offers easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions for employers and job seekers in local Bay Area communities. The database also includes Contra Costa, Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento and Chico.

Statewide Resources


Register with California Employment Development Department to display job openings based on your qualifications.  Good links to job fairs and joblines.  Bilingual.   The EDD also provides information about applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI).


California State Personnel Board
State Personnel Board (SPB) is responsible for California's Civil Service System. SPB provides a variety of recruitment services to state departments.


California State Home Page
Individual departments list job opportunities on their web pages. Click on Employment to get started.


Career Builder
Search multiple newspaper classifieds & websites by geographic region. Easy to customize.


Work Smart
Designed to help prepare for and find a a new job. Tips on resumes, job hunting skills, interviewing and more.


Young Workers' Health and Safety 
California based page answers teen, parent, and employer questions about young workers' rights and safety concerns.  Good links.

National Resources


Career research site containing job announcements, company reviews, salaries, and interview questions shared by employees at just about any company.
Recommended by Wall Street as a "one-stop shop for job seekers." Provides a sleek search engine and aims to be comprehensive.


Opportunity Knocks
Resource for nonprofit jobs and employment opportunities. Job seekers can search a database of available nonprofit jobs online.


Simply Hired
Also recommended by Wall Street Journal as a comprehensive job ad page. They are experimenting with Facebook applications.


U.S. Department of Labor
Click on "Job seekers" from the site map link. Includes "Hire Vets First" and "Career Voyages."  Large selection of career videos.

Federal Government Jobs


Federal Jobs Digest 
Database of current job vacancies with the Federal government.


Government Job Search
The number one destination for government job listings since 1999. Includes federal, state and local listings.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Good source of data on industries, earnings, compensation, and benefits.


USA Jobs
Comprehensive list of U.S. government jobs at the official Office of Personnel Management website.  Includes student job opportunities.

Resumes and Cover Letters


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Providesclose to 300 videos on job hunting, job preparation, and educational resources and grants.  Sample cover letters and resumes.


Resume Writing Help's complete library of writing tips and general resume advice.


Free Resume Templates
279 professional resume samples in Word. Includes chronological, functional, and combination formats using traditional, modern, and creative designs.


Updated April 2015




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