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      When You Have Been Laid Off

Sometimes employers must lay off employees. What’s next?

First Things First
When you’ve been laid off, your first steps are:


Steps to the Best Career for You!
How do you find the right career for you? Step–by–step...
STEP 1 - Self-Assessment
What are your interests - what you like and don't like?What are your skills?


STEP 2 - Make Money Choices
How much money do you need to make to maintain your lifestyle? Can you afford the new Mustang or need to get a used car?


STEP 3 - Explore your Career Options
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California Occupational Guides - Now with Local Information - Job description and requirements, job outlook, benefits and wages, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, and links to additional resources.
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STEP 4 - Get Ready for the Job
Now that you know your career goal what do you need to get the job?  Do you need Training or an Apprenticeship?  License?  Résumé Tips?


STEP 5 - Find the Job
See the Job Search Tools on the right.

Job Search Tools
IMPORTANT NOTE: California Unemployment Insurance claimants must go to CalJOBSSM to create a resume that can be seen by employers.

Occupation Profile
Get the Facts - wages, outlook, licensing, and more for an occupation in the State or a county.
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California Occupational Guides - For career exploration includes job description and requirements, local job outlook, local benefits and wages, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, and links to additional resources.


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