The web sites listed here should give you important resources for planning your career, evaluating your skills and interests, and knowing what you will need to do to find the right job for you.

EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY: This county employment and career center links job seekers and employers. Click on the Job Seekers tab to find valuable resources on skills you need to find the right job for you, regularly updated job listings, and information on community resources – including the valuable Resource Guide, which lists many agencies and service providers.

CALIFORNIA CAREER PLANNING GUIDE: This guide is designed to help people of all ages plan their futures. It will help you learn more about your own skills and interests, understand the steps you will need to take to succeed in finding a career, and identify education and training opportunities.

METRO ED: The Metropolitan Education District in San Jose offers a wide range of Career Technical Education programs designed for adults. Program areas include automotive and electrical careers, business occupations, building maintenance, hospitality, tourism, recreation, mechanical maintenance, medical, public service, and visual communications. For information, go to the SILICON VALLEY TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER web site.

WORK2FUTURE is a one-stop resource for employment services. The nearest One-Stop Center is located at 7800 Arroyo Circle, Gilroy CA 95020. Phone: (408) 846-1480. The WORK2FUTURE YOUTH PROGRAM offers opportunities for training, workshops, job fairs, resume building, certifications and bus passes for young adults (18 – 21 years of age).

CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING (CET) offers a variety of career training programs. The nearest CET campus is at 701 Vine street, San Jose CA 95110. Phone: (408) 534-5360.

TEENFORCE is an agency that links employers and young adults by offering work readiness training, skills development, and job placement services. Services are available to all youth ages 14 –  24. For more information, visit the Teenforce Home Page, or go directly to the Application Process page.

MY NEXT MOVE: Search for career information, explore more than 900 career opportunities, and take quizzes that help match your interests with career pathways.

MI PRÓXIMO PASO incluye tareas, aptitudes, información sobre salarios y más de 900 carreras diferentes.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK: This is a good resource for helping you identify career paths, opportunities for employment, and training requirements. Click on the EN ESPAÑOL button for the Spanish-language version.

CAREER ONE STOP has a wide range of information on careers, salaries, training, resumes, and much more.

ACT WORLD-OF-WORK MAP is designed to give you a sense of direction as you explore careers.

NEXT STEPS offers valuable information on careers, and it includes a helpful self-evaluation tool.

CALIFORNIA CAREER ZONE: What career would be a good fit for you? Explore job families, get a reality check, and use a career goals worksheet.

CAREER TRAINING AND CAREER PLANNING SERVICES: This publication shows the career training programs available at each of the community colleges in Santa Clara County. It’s a little difficult to read on line, and you will probably want to print it for your easy reference.

USA JOBS: U.S. Government’s official one-stop source for Federal jobs & internships. It provides worldwide job vacancy information, employment information fact sheets, job applications, and forms online.

Free Resume Guide and Samples: This site has a short guide about choosing the right template, and near the bottom of the page, they offer a bunch of template options that are divided into 8 categories, such as Basic or ATS-Optimized.