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Get Job Ready

I’m ready to work, or at least I think so. Can anyone help me?

There’s more involved in “getting a job” than you probably think. And this is definitely a time in which the more you know, the better off you will be. The following organizations will help you learn the ropes BEFORE you look for a job—like writing a resume or cover letter and super important things like follow-ups and sending thank-you letters!

  • Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
    Youth ages 14-24 have access to work readiness workshops, paid work experience, community resources, post-secondary education enrollment, vocational training, supported services, and incentives for program completion.
  • Youth Employment Service (YES)
    The Youth Employment Service (YES) is provided at no cost to the youth of Simi Valley. Youth can make appointments to receive coaching on the job application process, interview skills, professionalism in the workplace, and job referrals. Appointments can be made by calling (805) 583-6766.
  • California Conservation Corps
    The California Conservation Corps (CCC) is a state agency hiring young men and women, 18 to 25, for a year of natural resource work and emergency response that puts youth and the environment together to benefit both. In addition to learning basic work skills, the CCC offers a Core Training Program throughout a member's stay.

  • Resume Samples
    Take a look at this comprehensive library containing hundreds of thousands of quality resume samples across all industries.
  • Up To Work Resume Writing 101!
    Everything anyone needs to know about writing the resume that will get you the job. You will find step-by-step guides, resume samples, how to tailor your resume to a job description, and everything in-between.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
    This résumé workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective résumé. This site also contains quick tips and resources.

  • Cover Letters
    Your cover letter is the place you sell your skills and show your interest the job. This CareerOneStop resource provides examples and best practices to follow when crafting a letter.
  • Letter Examples & Writing Tips
    100+ free cover letter samples listed by type, format, and job.
  • Design Your Cover Letter!
    Writing a smart cover letter can get your foot in the door. This guide will help you to craft the best letter possible.