Community Readiness & Planning

Below you will find a set of resources intended to help students prepare for the transition into the workplace - everything from resume development to labor market assessments.

Job readiness and podcasts

San Diego City College has posted a number of "how to" videos and podcasts that help prepare students for job readiness

Career Spots

Local community colleges host a number of videos that help students prepare for a job

Fun Works

Fun Works is a career development website that offers an interest quiz, games, and information on a variety of STEM careers.

Job Hunt

An online job search guide and career resource center. Career Center

Information on various careers, training, job openings, choosing a career, resumes, salary, quizzes, and more

Career Cafe

Career Cafe offers career development activities and assessments designed to help you develop career plans, explore majors, gain work experience, and search for jobs.

Monster Career Advice

A wealth of information from thought leaders and industry experts on job hunting strategies, resumes & letters, interviewing, salary and benefits, career development, and a virtual advice forum.

CONNECT2Careers (C2C)

Provides young adults ages 16–24 the opportunity to develop soft skills, earn a paycheck, gain valuable work experience and obtain exposure to various career pathways.

How To Write A Resume

This website lets students create their resumes. It’s free, very “scaffolded,” and provides multiple ways to download and print a hard copy.

Resume Samples

Resume samples for 16,000 job occupations

Functional Resumes

Resume examples, templates, samples and a resume builder

This website provides information on how to write a resume and cover letter which is specialized for a student's particular career.

Resume Handbook

This booklet is designed to help you with every step in developing a professional looking resume. Steps for getting started in developing your resume along with key words and sample resumes are provided.

Susan Ireland's Resume Site

100+ Great Resume Examples - Get good ideas for your student's resumes by taking a look at sample resumes by other job seekers.

My Perfect Resume

My Perfect Resume takes the hassle out of resume writing. Easy prompts help students create the perfect job-worthy resume effortlessly!

Here are 10 tips to get started

Using LinkedIn to find a job or internship: LinkedIn is the place for students and recent grads to find jobs and internships

Build you Personal Brand on LinkedIn

In today's working world, your students'professional online brand is key. LinkedIn can help them build one.

CA Employment Development Department

The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) is the official source for California Labor Market Information. The LMID promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices. They collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data.

San Diego Worforce Partnership

A Vital Source of Information on the Region’s Labor Market: SDWP’s Research Department analyzes workforce trends, in-demand jobs, and high-growth industries in San Diego.The Research Department annually produces Industry Reports that focus on key workforce issues throughout San Diego County, such as employers’ workforce needs, wages and salaries, occupational projections and various employment statistics. This labor market information informs job seekers, career counselors, trainers and educators about what employers are looking for in the current and future labor force.

Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence conducts realtime regional and local labor market research and data validated by industry partners. Our environmental scans and customized reports are used by business and industry to access current, relevant labor market information about wages, career ladders, and the offerings currently provided by community colleges.

My Workforce Connection

The California Community Colleges play an important role in boosting our state’s economy by serving more than 2.3 million students a year. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic skills in Math and English, and occupational certificates and degree programs in fifteen industry sectors – partnering with regional employers to ensure students leave with the essential key job skills they need to meet industry needs.This site provides information about new programs and funding opportunities, access to resources and labor market research, and details to stay up to date on regional events, initiatives, and meetings.