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What are some of the features of CalJOBS?

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For job seekers, CalJOBS features online resume writing assistance, resume posting, email alerts for job openings, career resources and company research. For employers, CalJOBS features online job postings, access to candidates' resumes, and human resource support.

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CalJOBS features resume building software that asks users questions about previous work experience and career goals. The Resume Builder organizes users' responses into a focused resume that highlights skills and experiences. CalJOBS posts completed resumes for potential employers to browse.

CalJOBS allows users to search job openings based on keywords. Users create keyword searches for posted positions and save the search criteria. Users then select to receive email alerts when new positions are posted.

CalJOBS offers a variety career services. Its Career Explorer tool utilizes skills entered in users' resumes and creates a list of occupations that match those skills. The tool features career outlook for each job, how highly the job seekers' skills match the positions, and the number of positions currently available. The tool offers comprehensive information for each career including salaries, job growth and a description of daily job duties.

Career services also allows users to explore companies and educational opportunities for different careers. Users enter field of interest, wage requirements and educational background and the tool displays median wage, estimated job growth outlook, education requirements and current job openings. CalJOBS also features a tool that displays local colleges and vocational schools that offer training for specific careers.

CalJOBS features services for employers as well. Employers post job openings on the website and instantly have access to thousands of candidates. In addition to posting positions, employers browse or search resumes based on skills and experience. Registered employers manage applications through the interviewing and hiring process and have access to state and federal employment laws and human resources information.

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