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Frequently Asked Questions About Your CalCareer Account


1) Do I need to complete a separate application for each examination or vacancy?

Yes. But, with your CalCareer account you can easily submit it electronically for each exam or vacancy you are interested in.

If you are required, or prefer, to submit a paper application, you can also do that from your CalCareer account. Select the Application Template you want to use and click on View/Print My Application. You'll have to export it to a PDF first.

2) What do I do if I don’t have an email address?

An email address is required for a CalCareer account registration. You can still submit a paper application without an email address if a department allows it. But it's going to increasingly hard to apply for California State Jobs without email and computer access.

If you are using your CalCareer account to apply for jobs, it’s important that you check it frequently. Important notices, contact letters and invitations for job interviews will be sent to the email address that you have on file.

A great tool available through your CalCareer account is the ability to register for job and classification notifications. These are a great way to stay on top of your job search and be notified when a position matching your criteria is posted. These notifications will be emailed to you.

3) What if I change my email address or can no longer access the email address I originally provided when registering online to create a profile?

Please go to the login page and log in with your previous email address. Once you're logged in go to Change My Email Address in your account profile.

4) What do I do if I forget my password?

On the login page, you will see a Forgot Password button located at the top of the webpage, click it and you will be prompted to provide your email address. A new temporary password will be sent to the email address you provided within a few minutes.

5) Can I print out my online application (STD 678)?

After you have submitted a state of California job application, you may return to your Employment Profile within your online profile to see a list of all applications (exams and jobs) you have submitted. Here you can print any of the completed applications by clicking on the 'Print' link located to the far right of each listed classification title.

6) I don’t have computer access. How can I apply for vacancies and exams?

Free computer access is available in many public libraries and Employment Development Department (EDD) offices. Also, many departments and agencies make computers available for applicants. Each job posting has a contact person listed. Try getting it touch with them to see if they have resources available for applicants.

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