Tutorials for Job Seekers

Create your CALCAREER ACCOUNT

  1. Open the internet browsing window.
    Type https://jobs.ca.gov in address bar.
    Press enter.
    Sign In
  2. Click on "Create a New Account."
    "Create a New Account" page should appear. Create a New Account
  3. Enter appropriate information in required* fields.
    1. Enter User ID (User ID must be between 5 and 25 characters)
    2. Enter Password (Password may not contain your User ID or any significant part of your full name. Password must be at least 8 characters and must contain at least 1 of each of the following: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers.)
    3. Confirm Password
    4. First Name
    5. Middle Name/Initial (this field is optional)
    6. Last Name
    7. Name Suffix (enter if applicable, select from dropdown list)
    8. Email Address (A valid email address is required to retrieve your User ID if you forget it.)
    9. Security Question (Select from drop down list)
    10. Enter the answer to the Security Question you selected.
    11. Reenter the answer to the Security Question you selected.
    12. Click the "Save" button.
      "My Contact Information" page appears, with the message, "Your Account has been created.”
  4. Enter your required contact details before applying for an exam or a job and
    Click the “Save” button.
    “The record has been successfully saved” appears.
  5. Click on "My Account" at the top of page to go to Account.

Update your contact information

  1. Click on “My Account”.
    “Welcome” page appears.
  2. Click the "Update my Contact Information" link on the right side of the page.
    "My Contact Information" page appears.
  3. Change the Email Address to a new email address.
    Click the "Save" button.
    “The record has been successfully saved” appears.

Manage E-notify settings on your account

  1. Click on “My Account”.
    “Welcome” page appears.
  2. Click the "E-Notify tab.”
    "E-Notify" grid appears.
  3. Click on the "Add E-Notify Setting" button.
    "Notification Type" drop-down menu appears.
  4. Select "Job Posting" from the “Notification Type” drop-down menu.
    "Class Title", "Department", and "Location" drop-down menus appear.
  5. Select at least one option from one of the drop down menus.
    Select any classification from the "Class Title" drop-down menu.
    Select any Department from the "Department" drop-down menu.
    Select any County from the Location drop-down menu.
    Click the "Save" button.
    "My Current Notifications" grid reappears with the new notification.
  6. You may “View” or "Delete" your notifications on this page by selecting the “View” or “Delete” button in the far right column next to the notification.

Update your EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) data

  1. Click on “My Account”.
    “Welcome” page appears.
  2. Click the "My EEO Data" link on the right side under “My Application Templates”.
    The "Equal Employment Opportunity" page appears.
  3. Click the age description from one box to another.
    Click the gender description from one box to another.
    Click the race/ethnicity description from one box to another.


    Click the "Save" button.
    "The record has been successfully saved." message appears.

Create an application template

  1. Click on “My Account”.
    “Welcome” page appears.
  2. Click the "All My Templates" link on the right side of the page.
    "My Application Templates" page appears.
  3. Click the “Complete Template” link.
    "My Application Template" page appears.
  4. "Questions” information appears.

    Enter information in appropriate fields.
    Click the "Save Template" button.

    “The template has been saved successfully" message appears.
  5. Click the "Education" tab.
    "Education" information appears.

    Enter appropriate information. Click the "Save Template" button.

    “The template has been saved successfully" message appears.
  6. Click the "Experience" tab.
    "Experience" information appears.

    Enter appropriate information.
    Click the "Save Template" button.
    "The template has been saved successfully" message appears.

Apply for a job using your application template

  1. Click on “My Account”.
    “Welcome” page appears.
  2. Hover the arrow/pointer over "Job Seekers."
    Click "Search for Jobs.”
    "Job Vacancy Search" page appears.
  3. Type ( The Classification you are interested in ) in the "Job Title:" search field."
    Click the "Find Jobs" button."
    "Job Vacancy Search Results" page appears.
  4. Click on a Job Title.
    "Job Posting" page appears.
  5. Click "Apply for this Job" on the right side of the page in the “Use Your CalCareer Account” section.
    "My Application Templates" page appears.
  6. Ensure the Template you want to use to apply for this job is selected.
    Click on the "Use to Apply" button.
    "Complete My Application" page appears.
  7. Ensure all appropriate information is filled into the different tabs (Contact Info, Questions, Education, Experience, Application Package).
    Click the "Submit My Application" button.
    "Application Submission Receipt" page appears.

 
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