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Employment Readiness Tools

Employment Readiness Tools#

Employment Readiness Tools & Resources help prepare you when you are ready to enter the job market. Explore our diverse resources below and connect with Career Services for more information and support!

  • Diverse Career Resources
  • African American Career Resources
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Labor Market Data
    • Centers of Excellence provides labor market research for community colleges in California. To view local occupational data, please click the occupations below. For more information on labor market data, please visit Centers of Excellence.
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
    • The San Diego Workforce Partnership is an organization that equips job seekers to increase their economic mobility, help businesses grow, rebuild, and thrive equitably, and prepare children and young adults for the world of work. Their website contains information about career resources for the San Diego community, webinars for workers experiencing work stoppages, layoffs or furloughs, unemployment information, and resources for working parents.
  • Handshake Events

Career Ready Guide#

  • This is a FREE online interactive course designed to help you understand, assess, and develop the "power skills" also known as career readiness competencies, companies seek when hiring today's employees. Each chapter takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Chapters are self-paced and you can choose which chapter you start and in any order.
  • Enroll in the Online Career Ready Guide by creating an account at CareerSpots Login - DigitalChalk. Connect with the Career Center with your name and CSID # by phone (619-388-2777), email at mesacareer@sdccd.edu, or by visiting us on the 3rd floor of the Student Services building (I4-306) for the new 2023 code. When filling in the information to register, use the access code that is given to you.
  • Obtain the Career Readiness Certificate when you complete the entire guide!

Work-Based Learning Readiness Activities#

Participate in Employment Readiness WBL activities to gain the skills you need to be competitive in the career development and search process. Make sure you stand out as the best candidate in the labor market pool and prepare for your career today!

  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Résumé & Cover Letter Review
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Workshops
  • Job / Internship Fair
  • Personal Branding / Portfolium
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