Career Services

Resources

Are you looking to learn more about different career resources that exist?

This resource page exists to highlight some online tools and direct students to do some self-exploration. There are many tools out there for career exploration and preparedness but it can become overwhelming. 

These are some of the tools and features that Cabrillo College Career Services staff encourage students to check out.

Pro Tip: Use the 3 column Explore, Prepare, Launch table below to go directly to the resources related to the specific area.

Career Web Resources
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Career Exploration

EXPLORE

Offers web resources for students to help determine where their interests lie, what their abilities are, job descriptions, and information about majors.

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Career Readiness

PREPARE

Offers web resources for career development and preparation to help students develop employment portfolios, resumés, cover letters, job and internship search strategies, and more!

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Employment & Internships

LAUNCH

Offers web resources on internships, on the job learning in the field, an jobs post-graduation.

Career Exploration
Candid Career

Candid Career provides video interviews of industry professionals sharing their unique advice and experiences to give students a glimpse of what the future might hold!  Videos are brief, between 1 and 5 minutes long.  There's something for everyone as videos assist students with major and career exploration, internships, job search, grad school questions, and professional development. 

There are currently over 8,300 individual interviews that are being added to every year. Search or browse the videos by using the "Explore Careers" tab drop down menu (i.e. industry, career titles, college major, etc.) or search by keywords. 

Pro Tip: Students are encouraged to check out the Career Video Resources page to view the informational video, "Candid Career."

Career Coach

A powerful tool for accessing information on job titles, education paths, and job market data for the local region. We also encourage you to contact the Academic and Career Counseling Department at the college and meet with an experienced Academic and Career Counselor to support you in planning for your future.

Pro Tip: Use our Career Coach Worksheet. 📝 Students are encouraged to check out the Career Video Resources page to view the informational video, "Career Coach."

Eureka

An online database tool. Identify your skills, research careers, search for schools, link to job openings, and more. Students are encouraged to check out the Career Video Resources page to view the self-guided videos, "Online Career Search Using EUREKA " and "Career and Personality Discovery - Using True Colors in EUREKA." 

Pro Tip: Through viewing the self-guided videos, students will be provided with a EUREKA Site ID Code (required to create a EUREKA account).

My Next Move

Easy-to-use electronic tool that enables users to explore occupations and find related information, including job openings, job outlook information, salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs. Available free online and especially designed for students.

Pro Tip: The My Next Move website is a student friendly interface of O*NET.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.  Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations, and links to professional associations.

Pro Tip: Try using the new "Field of Degree" (Links to an external site.) Tab: Field of degree (FOD) pages highlight data and information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau for a variety of academic fields. Each FOD page provides a glimpse of workers with the degree and shows occupations, outlook, and more for people in that major.

O*Net Online

A free website for easy access to information on over 900 occupations. View data on tasks, skills, knowledge,abilities, job zones, tools and technology, interests, work styles, work values, and work context.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.

Pro Tip: Students are encouraged to check out the Career Video Resources page to view the informational video, "What Can I do With This Major."

Career Preparation

Live Career

A career toolkit that helps with cover letters, resumes, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, career tests, and more. Look for jobs by job-seeker type, industry, and geography, as well as by general job sites. You can also access tips, links, advice about undergraduate and graduate degrees and financial aid, books to help your career development and the best resources for employers

Career Coach

Utilize the resume builder within Career Coach to help create a polished resume that will help you get an interview.

Career Launch

Cabrillo Seahawk Job Board

Available to students and alumni, search and apply for employment opportunities with employers who want to hire Cabrillo students

Monterey Bay Interns

Create a profile, upload multiple resumes, search and apply for internships across Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.

LinkedIn

Get started building your professional profile, building your professional network, and searching for employment.

Indeed

One of many employment searching tools with global reach and is well-used by employers and job searchers.

California Job Information

Looks for jobs online by county. Put your resume online.