5 Steps To A State Job

5 Steps To A State Job

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1. Search for Jobs on the CalCareers Website

Before you can apply for a job opening, you need to create a CalCareers account. Your account lets you manage all your job applications and view your exam results in one place. You only need one CalCareers account to apply for all jobs.

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1. Search for Jobs on the CalCareers Website

There are two ways to search for a job. 1. If you are new to working for the state, click the “Get a State Job” icon, where you can browse career fields and see the jobs available. Or you can search by keyword, job title, or state department. 

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1. Search for Jobs on the CalCareers Website

2. If you currently work for the state, click the “State Employees” icon, to begin your search.

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1. Search for Jobs on the CalCareers Website

Veterans, persons with disabilities, and retired state employees, should click on the appropriate icon to learn about special programs for those groups before choosing one of the two search options above. View all job openings

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2. Pass an Exam

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. This system ensures that individuals hired into and promoted within civil service are selected on the basis of their job-related qualifications.

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2. Pass an Exam

To determine whether you qualify for a specific job type, you must complete an examination for that job type (classification) to establish eligibility. If you pass an exam for a specific job type, you can apply for any job vacancy advertised under that classification.

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 3. Apply

You only need to fill out one job application, and you can use the same form to apply for multiple positions. Or you can create two or three applications, tailoring them to different jobs. You can also upload other attachments, if needed, such as resumes and writing samples.

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4. Prepare for the Interview

If you are contacted for a hiring interview, prepare by reviewing the duties and responsibilities on the job opportunity notice.

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5. Pass Your Probation Period

If you receive and accept a job offer with the State of California, all newly appointed state employees complete a 6-month or 12-month probationary period, depending on the classification. When you successfully complete your probation, you gain permanent civil status.

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