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Community Career Services
- San Diego Goodwill offers free one-on-one services, workshops, and more for San Diego residents: https://sdgoodwill.org/jobs/community-employment-centers/
- Grossmont College offers free workshops to the public as part of its Job Readiness Training Program: Workshops
- Career Centers of San Diego offers free services as well including workshops, hiring fairs, and mock interviewing. More info can be found at https://workforce.org/career-centers/ and https://workforce.org/covid-19 or call 619-319-9675.
- Career One Stop is also a comprehensive site for career assessment and exploration, job training resources, labor market information: https://www.careeronestop.org. This site also has links to free career centers all over the country. Services vary by location.
- Trans Can Work is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing workplace inclusion through innovative training strategies and workforce development: https://transcanwork.org
- San Diego Continuing Education offers free and low-cost classes and career prep courses for the community: https://sdcce.edu
- College career centers. Alumni and students often have access to career services (free or low cost) at their colleges and universities. Check with your alma mater.
- Career Access Network (for UC Santa Cruz alumni only): Free access to career advisors and career educational videos: https://alumni.ucsc.edu/programs-services/can/index.html.
List of San Diego Job Boards
- AMA San Diego lists job vacancies for marketing professionals in the San Diego, CA area.
- APICS San Diego advertises local job opportunities for supply chain and operations management professionals.
- ASLA San Diego posts new local job openings for landscape architects.
- BOMA San Diego advertises job vacancies locally in the commercial real estate industry.
- CBA of San Diego features job openings for local compensation and benefits professionals.
- Craigslist (San Diego) is a classified advertisements website with local jobs in SD.
- FPA of San Diego lists local jobs for financial planners and those pursuing a career in financial planning.
- MMA of Southern California features job listings for municipal workers across Southern California.
- Reddit San Diego Jobs is a community for jobs in the San Diego, CA metro area.
- San Diego Biotechnology Network features job openings in the biotechnology, diagnostics, green technology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical industries.
- San Diego Business Journal maintains an active listing of local jobs in San Diego.
- San Diego Jobs advertises in-demand job opportunities locally across countless industries.
- SD SHRM features local job openings for the San Diego HR community.
- San Diego Union-Tribune is the largest media company in San Diego with an active classifieds section.
Free Training Programs and Professional Development Classes
- Gale Courses offers hundreds of interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month: https://education.gale.com/l-sddp/ (For library patrons of San Diego County only)
- Free career training from LinkedIn for 10 top in-demand careers like Digital Marketing, Sales, Project Management and much more! (free through December 2021): https://opportunity.linkedin.com/skills-for-in-demand-jobs?trk=lilblog_01-25-21_learn-to-be-a-digital-marketer-free-courses_learning
- Brain Fuse: The Brainfuse platform helps California library patrons to learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create more impactful resumes, improve interviewing techniques, and search for jobs, all for free. One-on-one coaching is available as are mock interviews, resume help, and so much more. There are additional resources for students, and military vets:
- O-Net is a comprehensive site for career assessment and exploration, job training resources, labor market information, and much more: https://www.onetonline.org
- General Career info: thebalancecareers.com and https://www.themuse.com/advice
- Webinars: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1OsWv9ATtvUN7ceXrM6IQ/featured
- Skills List: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/career/media/pdfs/action_verbs_and_transferable_skills.pdf
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