Career Services


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.

Career Exploration
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cabrillo College CTE Website  

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer both academic and career-oriented courses. These programs help prepare our students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. Many also provide students with the chance to gain hands-on experience through work-based learning opportunities, or prepare them to transfer to four-year institutions. Cabrillo College offers cutting-edge CTE programs within 13 of the 15 industry sectors defined by the California Department of Education. You can explore each of the sectors and their career pathways below.

  • 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

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

    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.

  • 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.

    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

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

  • Cabrillo Job board

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


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


    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.