by Jamie

Job Searching

Most people search for jobs based on the last job they had or what they think they are qualified to do.  Through Career Vision we encourage you to utilize proactive job searching which takes into account your location and passions.  Read all job descriptions at employers you may be interested and see if you can learn some of the skills needed if the jobs seem interesting!  Don't assume you don't qualify if you have never done it before.

Not sure what you are interested in?  Check out these questions to learn more about your passion area.

Looking at jobs at the largest employers in California is a great way to start your job search.  For largest employers in your area, check out the local resource section.
Below are some additional resources for job searching you may not have used before.

INTEREST SPECIFIC ONLINE JOB SEARCH SITES
  • idealist.org NON PROFITS
  • edjoin.org CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EDUCATION
  • hercjobs.org CALIFORNIA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
  • cccregistry.org CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
  • dice.com TECHNOLOGY BASED COMPANIES
  • hcareers.com HOSPITALITY
  • workinsports.com SPORTS

FLEXIABLE/ WORK FROM HOME / TELECOMMUTE SITES (always do your research)
  • http://www.flexjobs.com
  • www.Teacherspayteachers.com
  • https://www.fiverr.com/
  • https://www.thumbtack.com/
  • https://www.instacart.com
  • If you enjoy learning about other cultures, check with your local universities and high schools to see if you can host an exchange student, monthly stipends can be up to $1500 per student.
  • Most all cities off classes through parks and recreation. You don’t have to be a professional or credentialed, just skilled in what you are teaching to the population you are serving. You can look at the parks and recreation site below for ideas of classes that are taught and approach various cities with your ideas and proposals. Remember to get proposals in months in advance as they print the catalogues early for preregistration.