How to Register for CalJOBS and Post a Resume
Welcome to CalJOBS, California’s free online
resource for job seekers. If you recently filed an unemployment insurance
claim and received the Notice of Requirement to Register for Work in the mail, you must
complete the registration process for CalJOBS. In addition, you will also need to add a résumé
within 21 days from the date of the notice to receive benefit payments.
Creating a résumé in CalJOBS is a requirement to receive your benefits, so the sooner you
register and create your résumé, the faster you’ll get paid.
If you have used CalJOBS before, all you need to do is update your résumé and any personal
information that may have changed. But that’s not the only reason you’ll want
to register. CalJOBS has many features that can help you
get back to work quicker. You’ll have access to thousands of job listings,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CalJOBS can even help you create and post
multiple versions of your résumé that can be tailored towards specific jobs or
career paths. You can view Labor Market Information, such
as salaries and employment trends for specific areas, and set up email and text message alerts
that will automatically notify you whenever jobs are posted that match your qualifications
and interests. In addition, CalJOBS is always free to use.
In this video, you’ll learn how to complete the registration process for CalJOBS and post
your résumé. Once you’ve registered for CalJOBS and added
your résumé, you can use the system to find a wide variety of job postings.
Did you know that most people who post their résumé online tend to have more employer
job contacts and get a job faster than those who don’t?
To help keep your job search efforts on track, the CalJOBS Virtual Recruiter will send you
email notifications when jobs that match your skills, experience, and career goals are posted
in the system. Looking for a new career, to further your
education, or update your skills? Use the Career Services feature to explore
occupations that match your skills, interests, and goals and to access California’s Eligible
Training Provider List to find EDD-approved training and apprenticeship programs.
For added convenience, the CalJOBS mobile app is available at the App Store and
Google Play. Now that you know the benefits and features
of CalJOBS, let’s get started. There are two steps to complete the process:
Register in CalJOBS; and, create or upload a résumé.
To get started, visit www.caljobs.ca.gov. Next, enter your username and password. To make things easier, the EDD pre-registers
first-time users in CalJOBS when you file a UI claim. If you’re a first time user, your username
will be your full last name, the first initial of your first name, and the last four digits
of your Social Security number (SSN). For example, Joe Smith would be Smithj1234. Your password will be the day you were born,
the month you were born, and the last four digits of your SSN.
For example, if you were born on July 4, 1976 and the last four digits of your SSN are 1234,
than your password would be 04071234. You will be prompted to change your temporary
password when you log in for the first time. To continue, read the privacy agreement and
select, I Agree. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be asked to
create a unique password and provide your personal information, complete SSN, and
email address. If you don’t already have an email account,
you will need to create one. There are many free options available. After you enter all of the required information,
you’ll be asked some additional questions to assist you in your job search.
Once you answer these questions, select Finish to complete Step 1. You are now registered to use CalJOBS. CalJOBS will send you an email notification
to confirm your registration. But, you’re not done yet.
Now that you’ve successfully registered for CalJOBS, you will need to create or upload
your résumé. Select the Résumé Builder link from the
main menu followed by the Create New Résumé button
at the bottom of the screen. You will, add a title for your résumé and
choose the method to create your résumé. If you don’t have a résumé or know how
to create one, use the “Comprehensive” option. The system will walk you through the
process step-by-step. Select Next. Select whether or not you’d like to make your
resume available online for employers to view. If you are currently receiving Unemployment
Insurance benefits, select Yes in order to continue receiving your benefits. Select Ok. The CalJOBS wizard will walk you through
the process step-by-step. You’ll be asked to provide information such as
your education and work experience. If at any time during the process you need help,
select the “Information” icon. Once you’ve provided all of the required information,
you’ll be asked to review your résumé. You can make changes by selecting the link for
the section you wish to change. You may also print a copy for your records. If you’re satisfied with your résumé, select the
Save Résumé and Return button at the bottom of the page. Congratulations! You’re done and well on your
way to finding your next job. We hope you found this video helpful and remember to please register and create your
résumé as soon as possible to avoid payment delays. If you need further assistance with CalJOBS, contact the
CalJOBS Help Desk at 1-800-758-0398, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, except on state holidays. Representatives can only assist with CalJOBS
technical issues and cannot answer questions about your UI claim.