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How To Create a CalCareer Account

Follow these steps to create your CalCareer account and get on your way to finding a great California state job!


1) Start at Jobs.ca.gov. This site is also known as the CalCareer site and it's the main hub for your State of California job search.



2) In the top right corner, you'll see a button for Create Account/Log In. Click here.



3) Click on Create Account.



4) To create an account, you'll have to fill out your contact information. Contact information is important, because the information here is how you will be contacted about exams and job opportunities. While the State is moving more towards email and digital notifications, snail mail is still often used, so make sure your mailing address is up to date.



5) Here is an example of what it'll look like when your contact information is entered. It is pretty easy to change later on if you move. After you've entered all your information correctly (check to make sure there are green check marks in the bottom left corn…

The Best Plants For Your Office

This is a different type of article than you’ll usually find on the California Job Blog. This one is about plants! Working for the State of California, you’ll likely find yourself spending your weekdays in a cubicle. Most government employees aren't lucky enough to get a private office until they reach the managerial level.

If you find employment with the State of California, there is a good chance you’ll also find your cubicle is in a building that doesn’t have windows that open. In this type of modern working environment, separated from nature and fresh air, you might find yourself getting a little gloomy. You might also find yourself feeling sleepier than you normally would outside of the office.

In the 1980’s and 90’s, The World Health Organization reported on a phenomenon called Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). The study focused on indoor air quality in modern office buildings and the health of the people working inside them. Their report showed that there was a strong correlati…