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COVID-19 and Fall Courses Update

Shelter In Place: Most Classes/Services Online through Fall Semester

Contact Information

Coordinator: Desha Staley-Raatior
Phone: 831.479.6413

Fri, 8:30am-2pm

Location: SAC West by Bookstore
Upper Aptos Campus
6500 Soquel Ave
Aptos, CA 95003
  • Resumes, Interviews, Job Search, and Career Development

Job Search Resources

Job & Internship Fair

The Cabrillo Job & Internship Fair for SPRING 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR. It is an opportunity for students and alumni to meet with over 60 local employers about part-time positions, internships, and full-time career opportunities.

We welcome attendees from every stage of the job search process and want this to be a learning experience for you! Students are encouraged to dress for success, bring resumes, and be prepared to fill out applications on the day of the event.. If you are not sure what it means to "dress for success," or need help preparing a resume, please attend one of the many Career Workshops offered throughout the semester or schedule an appointment with Desha Staley-Raatior, Student Employment Coordinator no later than April 25.

The Job & Internship Fair is free for all attendees and is open to the public. Parking at Cabrillo is limited and attendees will need to pay a daily fare if they don’t already have a semester parking permit.

To view a list of partipicating employers from last year click here.

If you’re an employer interested in participating in the spring 2020 Job & Internship Fair, please email Desha Staley-Raatior.




The Student Employment Center offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. Student groups and faculty are also invited to bring us into classrooms and club meetings to present on these topics:

  • Resume Lab: Learn how to create an effective resume and showcase your skills.

  • Interview Skills: Learn job search etiquette and participate in mock interviews.

  • How to Prep for the Job Fair: Topics include how to dress for success, what to bring, success strategies to use during the fair, and how to market yourself in just a few sentences.

Contact the Student Employment Coordinator Desha Staley-Raatior via email to schedule a workshop.



Having a well-written resume and cover letter that reflects your skills, education, and experience is the most vital part of your job search process. Here are some resources and samples for developing a resume and or cover letter:

Looking for more help? The Student Employment Center offers individual appointments for resume development or review. To schedule an appointment, please email Desha Staley-Raatior or call 831.479.6413.


Interview Skills

Interviewing for a job takes preparation, practice, and enthusiasm. The behind the scenes work will determine the type of reviews you will receive.

Interview preparation can help you feel more comfortable in the actual interview, help you with challenging questions, and might help you land the job.

Guidelines for the Interview Process

Preparing for the interview:

  • Know about the different types of interviews

  • Research the employer’s history, services, products, and company culture

  • Review the job description

  • Prepare for different types of interview questions and write down your answers

  • Practice aloud with someone

  • Prepare questions to ask the employer

At the interview:

  • Come to the interview at least 10 minutes early

  • Dress professionally and show up well-groomed

  • Turn off your cell phone!

  • Greet employer with a firm handshake and maintain good eye contact

  • Respond to interview questions directly and apply answers to qualifications

  • Do not discuss salary or criticize former employers

  • Ask insightful questions

Concluding the interview and the follow up:

  • Thank them for the opportunity and ask about next steps of the process

  • Send a follow up email within a day to thank the people that interviewed you

  • Follow up if you don’t hear from them within two weeks

For more detailed information review our Interview Guide.

If you have specific questions or want to practice interviewing, email the Student Employment Coordinator Desha Staley-Raatior.


Job Search Sites

Here are sites with job search engines where you can apply for a range of different jobs:


Here are some other sites that will help you with career development:


Career Assessments

Not sure what kind of career best suits you? Visit our Cabrillo Assessment page.


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