Prepare to Advance Your Career
UCSB Professional and Continuing Continuing Education is deeply invested in your career path and development. We have started assembling here a wide variety of resources to help you make better, more informed career decisions. Come back for even more in the near future.
Find here free tools that will help you to choose your career path, enhance your resume, prepare for your job interview; career advising from professional field experts and more: we provide critical resources to help you create a competitive advantage and enhance your value with employers no matter what your industry. And, even better, most of our tools are available to our students at low or no cost!
Career Tools for PaCE Students
Improve your resume to beat the bots and reach new heights. Upload your resume 24/7 to VMock for an instant score, actionable feedback, and next-level advising. With powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence algorithms, VMock provides holistic resume reviews and line-by-line feedback that can help PaCE students with a standout resume that aligns with the career pathways they are pursuing.
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Whether you are going on your very first interview or you are an experienced interviewee, Big Interview is available 24/7 to provide a self-guided journey through must-know questions and 1000+ industry-specific questions
A Career & Education Planning System. With majors so many possibilities of career paths to pursue, the options can seem endless. For most job seekers, this is a worthy cause for some self-reflection. FOCUS® 2 is available to you as a one-stop planning tool to help you clarify your goals by assessing key aspects of yourself.
Other Career Resources
We highly recommend these essential business skills courses:
Communication, negotiation leadership, and management are some of the essential skills in the workplace, regardless of the industry, according to USNews. Here are some courses to get you started with some critical skills that will plant you solidly in your career path.
State & Federal Employment and Industry outlook
The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. Visit the EDD website for everything from job search tools to labor market information in individual counties.
- Labor Market Information for Job Seekers and Students (EDD)
- Supply and Demand Tool for Regions (EDD)
- Labor Market Information for your county (EDD)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)