We recently made some improvements to the search to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Instead of being limited to occupations, the search will now find all relevant content and present it to you. You can still use filters to narrow down the listing, you just need to select the type of item you want from the choices at the top, and then the relevant filters will appear.
To make things even faster, we've also added some suggestions as you type. It's not as robust as the full search, but if we find what you are looking for - you can just click the item from the suggestions and go directly to the content.
O*NET 21 Data Update
The O*NET database, which provides much of the occupational information on California CareerZone, has been updated to utilize the latest data available - Version 21.
2015 Updated Wage Information
2015 wage information has recently been released and the system has been upgraded to utilize this latest data.
Job listings now powered by Indeed
We've recently switched the provider we use to provide job listings over to indeed.com. We made the switch in response to user feedback, as our previous provider was having trouble keeping up with our traffic. We hope that you find the new listings to be a significant improvement.
2014 College Information Update
The college information has been updated to utilize the latest data available from IPEDS. This update includes the latest majors offered as well as the most up-to-date cost information available.
Announcing Make Money Choices
“Make Money Choices” is replacing California Reality Check as the activity for students to begin making connections between personal finances and career options.
As with Reality Check users will answer a series of questions about their desired lifestyle to figure out how much they will need to earn, or how much will be leftover if they had a salary in mind. But now the budget is tightly integrated with the rest of the system.
Why not give it a try?
Announcing the California Occupational Guides
On selected occupational profiles, you may now see a link to California Occupational Guides. These guides are provided by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) and contain some additional information as well as regional data for those occupations. Simply click the link to be taken the guide on the EDD website.
Improved Video Player
We've upgraded our video player so that users with an iOS device like an iPad or an iPhone can view videos on the site. Visiting an occupational profile with a video should now provide the same experience for all users.
Over the last few weeks, California CareerZone has been receiving many new users and, as a result, some of you may have experienced the site operating at slower-than-normal speeds. We do apologize for that, but we are happy to say that we have made some improvements to the system which will allow us to smoothly handle this new traffic. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you continue to enjoy using California CareerZone.
Job Seeking Tool Improvements
Today, we made some changes to the Job Tools which we hope you will enjoy. First, we added the ability to download your documents in Microsoft Word format in addition to PDF. You can find the new link in the menu bar when you view any of the tools.
Next, in an effort to make them easier to use, we tweaked the layout and removed the drop down menus from the bottom of each section in the Resume, Cover Letter and Reference List. You can now find all of the same functionality in the "gear" menu to the right of each section heading.
We feel that this change will help make designing each tool look and feel more like the finished product and give you far more options in helping you create the perfect Resume, Cover Letter or Reference List.
Announcing the NEW look of CACareerZone
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new CA CareerZone website. As you navigate the site you will notice many enhancements to the old version, as well as many new additions. Some of the new features include:
- Job Seeker Tools - Resume builder, Cover Letter builder, and Reference List builder
- Cost of College - Where you can compare the cost of college and loans against potential future earnings in a specific occupation
- Portfolio System - Save your exploration and continue whenever you want. Register for an account to take full advantage of what the system has to offer.
We encourage you to explore the system and take advantage of all it has to offer. We hope you are as excited about the new version as we are.