Where Do I Start?
Welcome to the California Career Resource Network, the following resources can help give you a head start on choosing life career goals that work for you!
Begin with a Self-Assessment
The California CareerZone has three assessment activities that will help you consider your interests and see how those interests relate to a variety of occupations. You can use the California CareerZone Workbook 2.6 MB PDF file to keep track of your discoveries along the way.
Learn more about the occupations that already interest you by jumping right into exploring Industry Sectors on the California CareerZone, with information on over 900 occupations including: Job Definition, Interests, Tasks, Skills, Knowledge, Education, School Classes, Wages, Outlook, Similar Jobs, and Job Openings.
Discover how much will it cost to live as an independent adult
California Reality Check will help you explore how much money you need to make to maintain the lifestyle of your choosing.
Create A Career Action Plan
The California Career Planning Guide, second edition contains all the steps and information you will need to develop a Career Action Plan. You can also visit online resources that work with each section of the guide.
Take a road trip
Since 2002 college students have been criss-crossing the USA interviewing people of interest to discover how they got to where they are. Visit Roadtrip Nation to check out the more than 700 interviews posted on their web site.
Explore how to prepare for careers
The WhoDoUWant2B web site uses videos of community college students to inform students about career technical education as an option for both high school and community college course work.
CaliforniaColleges.edu has information about all three California public college systems, Community Colleges, California State University and University of California. Learn about requirements for admission, program options, and more.
If you want to learn about schools outside of California College Navigator has information about schools all across the United States.