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Gaucho Jobs JOB SEARCH

Your job search is a process, a journey that can take shape any number of ways. It may take some of you very little time to land an opportunity while others it may take much longer. Regardless of the amount of time it takes to land a job, the steps are often very similar; preparing your employment documents, utilizing online search tools, maximizing your network, preparing for the interview, etc.

One key piece to not forget is balance. Stay focused, yet balanced as you work through your job search. Find time to do the things that you enjoy while using targeted energy for open positions and networking. Be flexible and remember that it only takes one employer to see your value. 

Gaucho Jobs is the official online employment system for Saddleback College students. 

View jobs by 'MAJOR' (no log-in required until you want details)

View PROJECT postings in Gaucho Jobs here

View all jobs posted in the last 5 days (no log-in required until you want details)

View all jobs in Gaucho Jobs (no log-in required until you want details)

Gaucho Jobs Student Log-in

Working on campus

Research Jobs & Careers using Myplan

Research Companies, Salaries, Interview Questions using Glassdoor - FREE Student Account for 1yr

LinkedIn Job Search Guide (.pdf)

Orange County Non-Profit Job Listings from OneOC

Search for Orange County City Job Openings

FIND LOCAL EMPLOYERS using California Labor Market info

Find Salary Range for Any Job using Salary.com

Informational Interviews

Creating a Elevator Pitch (thanks UCSB Career Center)

 LinkedIn Jobs   

 


2019 Salary Guides from Robert Half 

 

 


RESUME WRITING

Nearly everybody you ask has an opinion about resumes. Some of this advice is great, others not so much. Your challenge is to find a way to quickly convey your value - knowledge, skills, accomplishments to the reader/employer in a targeted way that speaks directly to the needs of the open position. 

You may only have 5-10 seconds to impress the reader - 1st impressions count. 

*If you want a critique of your current resume, upload it to your Gaucho Jobs student account. All initial resumes uploaded into the system will receive a quick critique. 

Your Resume is your 1st Interview

The Orange County Resume Survey 

Resume Workshop (.pptx)

Resume Action Verbs .pdf

Sample Functional Resume

Sample Chronological Resume

Sample Combination Resume

Sample Human Services Resume

Sample Nursing Resume

Glassdoor Resume Guide

 (Sample Federal Resume) 
 (Match your Resume to the Job Description) 
(Find standard job descriptions for job titles)


COVER LETTER

Sample Cover Letter

Cover Letter Guide


INTERVIEWING

'STAR' Technique for Behavior-based interview questions

Forbes: Ten Interview Questions to trick you!

Use Glassdoor to search for real stories on how companies conduct interviews - FREE Student Acct. 1yr

-Glassdoor Interview Guide

30 Prep Tips for Job Interview Success 

What to wear for interviews?

Nurse Behavior Interview Guide

Ready Prep Interview  


KNOW THE LAW

State by State Labor Laws

Fact Sheet #71 - Department of Labor and Unpaid Internships

Legal vs. Illegal Interview Questions


SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

Social media has become a standard in the job search and recruitment process for job seekers across industries. Often, your social media content can make or break your chances of landing your ideal position. Over the last few years, recruiters across industries have strongly suggested that all students create a professional LinkedIn profile.

If you're new to LinkedIn, do your research and watch some videos on how to put together a strong profile. Here's a quick guide for beginners. 

Are employers using social media to recruit? Absolutely - read the results here

Article: Social Media and your Job Search

Individual appointments are available, contact me today to schedule. 

-Eric