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Occupational Outlook Handbook


Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook to search for careers by highest paying, fastest growing, most new jobs, or field of degree.



Browse groups of similar occupations to explore careers. Choose from industry, field of work, science area, and more. Focus on occupations that use a specific tool or software. Explore occupations that need your skills to a wealth of O*NET data. Enter a code or title from another classification to find the related O*NET-SOC occupation.



Discover how the things you like can connect you to a rewarding career you’ll love. Drawing from Roadtrip Nation’s library of thousands of candid video interviews with professionals from all walks of life, Roadmap to Careers showcases real stories of the struggles and successes you might encounter on your road to a fulfilling career - and equips you with the tools you’ll need to take your first steps to build a livelihood that’s true to who you are. Create an account with membership code SAC 19.

Labor Market Information

The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) promotes California's economic health by providing information to help people understand California's economy and make informed labor market choices. We collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data.

CA Occupational Guides

California Occupational Guides

If you know the occupation you want, enter your keyword or job title and your county of interest. The Guide will include job duties, working conditions, job outlook, wages, benefits, education and other requirements, and training. Start your exploration today!​

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Specific Career Field Research

GWC Library Resources

Resume and Interviewing Resources

  • Purdue OWL: Workplace Writers
  • Harvard University's Office of Career Services Resumes & Cover Letters
  • How to Write a Cover Letter in 2021: Beginner's Guide
  • The Muse article: "Your Ultimate Guide to Answering the Most Common Interview Questions"
  • Pass That Job Interview: Be Prepared! by Julie-Ann Amos
  • Tell Me about Yourself by Katharine Hansen
  • The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin Yate
  • Unbeatable Resumes by Tony Beshara; Phil McGraw (Foreword by)

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Other Employment Resources

Undocumented Student Resources


GWC Student Equity and Achievement Program

GWC Student Equity and Achievement Program opened the Student Ally Center in the Fall of 2019 to serve all student populations through a case management approach by connecting students with on-campus and community resources to address non-academic challenges.

Services in the Student Ally Center include: study space, student computers, Financial Aid office hours, student club meeting spaces, workshop rooms, faculty office hours space, counseling space, and on-campus and community resources including low-cost legal services.

At Golden West College, we understand and acknowledge that students face many challenges outside the classroom. Our team helps students navigate challenges to increase their persistence and completions of academic goals.


Spark your entrepreneurship Dreams

Spark is powered by Immigrants Rising and partner organizations to form a coalition serving immigrant entrepreneurs across California. Spark your entrepreneurship dreams and sign up to explore available trainings, learn the basics about freelancing, how to start your own business, and apply for financial support. Spark is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Korean.


Undocumented Professionals

Undocumented Professionals: Networking, Community, Empowering

Undocuprofessionals is a National Community for and by the Undocumented Community of Educators, Students, Activists, Artists, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals. Their mission is to create a safe platform for undocumented communities to highlight their experiences from students as they transition to professionals. Undocuprofessionals offers an environment of mentorship and community with resources, workshops, podcasts, networking events, and much more.

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Justice Impacted Student Resources

California Community Colleges Rising Scholars Network

California Community Colleges Rising Scholars Network

The Rising Scholars Network has many resources including a Know Your Rights: California's Fair Chance Act document outlining rights of individuals, information on AB2138 that allows many individuals to access job licensing in CA, Clean Slate Remedies, Fair Change Hiring Policy, a comprehensive Fair Chance Act Toolkit that summarized information relevant for justice impacted students, and more!


Justice Impacted Career Resources

Browse to research companies that have committed to hire individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and housing information for individuals re-entering society.

Justice  Impacted Students

The California Department of Consumer Affairs lists the boards and agencies it governs, with links describing the license and certifications each one requires. You can learn more on If you are seeking a licensed profession that is not governed by the DCA, please call Root & Rebound’s reentry legal hotline for more information at 510-279-4662, or visit to get legal information and guidance about how your criminal record impacts your ability to get a specific license or certificate in California.

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