Career Development

Career development is a self-initiated process with support and resources provided by managers and the organization.  At Cal, we use a 5-part model of career development to help you organize your career development planning activities.  We encourage you to explore all the information, resources, and tools provided in each area of our model.  To begin your exploration, we encourage you to take the career development competencies assessment (PDF).

Job Search: Interviewing

CONGRATULATIONS - you've been selected for an interview! Preparation builds confidence, and the more prepared you are for an interview, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Understanding the position, the department's mission, and anticipating and preparing for difficult questions are the keys to maximizing your chances for interview success.

Job Search: Resumes

You often make your first impression on hiring managers and Search Committees through your resume, and you want your resume to be outstanding. A truly outstanding resume is custom-tailored to the position you want, presenting information in order of relevance to the position.