|Frequently Asked Questions
for Job Seekers:
- Do I have to register
to search for jobs?
- Does it cost money
to search for jobs?
- How do I post my resume?
- How do I upload my
existing resume file?
- What is a searchable
- What is a private
- What should I put
in the Cover Letter field of the resume?
- What are job agents?
- When should I expect
my first job notifications?
- How do I stop getting
job notifications now that I have found a job?
- Why should I use
the Apply To This Job button when I
can just email the employer directly?
- How do I select
multiple job categories for my resume?
- Can I have more than
one resume for different types of jobs?
- How can I tell if
my resume has been posted?
- I made a mistake
on my resume. How can I delete and start over?
- I am looking for
an xyz position in ABC
city. Can you help me find a job?
- How do I make the
most out of OCjobs.com and my job search?
I have to register to search for jobs?
Simply click on Job Search at the top of
any page on OCjobs.com. You can perform a simple search
of all jobs, or specify the types of jobs you desire.
You can even enter specific keywords into your search.
You can view these job postings, but you will need to
register in order to apply for jobs.
it cost money to search for jobs?
It is absolutely free to search for jobs, post your resume,
and apply for jobs. There is no cost at any time to job
seekers on OCjobs.com.
do I post my resume?
you need to register as a Job Seeker on OCjobs.com by
clicking the Job Seeker button, then clicking click
here to sign up. Once you have entered your registration
information, click on Resume, then Create
to begin the resume entry.
do I upload my existing resume file?
In order to attach
a resume, please log into your account, then click on
Resume, then Create. You will
see an Upload Resume section, where you
should browse your hard drive for your resume. It is
best to have the resume saved in either a Microsoft
Word (.doc) file or an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file so
that it is readable by most employers.
Please note that, although you are attaching a resume,
you still need to fill out the required sections of
the Create Resume screen. These are Job Title, Job Categories,
Job Type, Cover Letter, and Resume. For the Resume section,
you can simply type in "Please see attached resume"
or you can cut and paste your resume from your existing
file to this section of the Create Resume screen.
By attaching your resume as described above, your resume
will be automatically sent to employers when you click
on Apply For This Job on any job description
is a searchable resume?
employers pay to search resumes, either in addition to
or instead of posting a job. By making your resume searchable,
you allow these employers to view your resume and contact
you if they feel there may be a fit with their company.
Making your resume searchable expands your opportunities
for reaching employers. If you would prefer to search
out employers rather than have them search for you, you
can make your resume non-searchable. You
will still be able to apply for jobs, and those specific
employers will be able to view your resume.
is a private resume?
you would like employers to be able to search your resume
and/or be able to apply to jobs, but do not want your
name and personal data to be included, you can select
to have a private resume. This displays
all of your work history and other resume data, but not
your name and personal data.
should I put in the Cover Letter field of the resume?
cover letter field is required. This allows you to point
out highlights of your past accomplishments, describe
what type of job or company you are seeking, explain why
there is a lapse in your work history, etc. Or you can
simply thank the employer for reviewing your resume and
considering you for their open position.
are Job Agents?
Job Agents enable
you to make the most of your job search by bringing
newly posted jobs to you. When you sign up for Job Agents
(or Job Notifications), you will receive daily emails
if there are new jobs posted that match your criteria.
You can specify job types, job categories, or certain
keywords. Keywords can be location (e.g. Anaheim) or
specific careers (e.g. Cost Accounting) that narrow
your search. If your criteria are too narrow, however,
you will not be notified as often.
should I expect my first job notifications?
will receive emails as often as daily when there are new
jobs posted that match your criteria. However, if your
Job Agent criteria are very specific, you may not be notified
do I stop getting job notifications now that I have found
need to log in to your Job Seeker account and click on
Job Agents. Click on the button that says
Off and then click Update Notifications
at the bottom of the screen. You can go back any time
to turn the notifications on again.
should I use the Apply To This Job button
when I can just email the employer directly?
using OCjobs.com to apply to posted jobs, your resume
is saved in the Employer's OCjobs account rather
than getting lost in the hundreds of emails that these
recruiters often receive. The employer is automatically
sent an email notifying them that you have applied to
the job, and giving them a link directly to your resume.
They can review your resume at that time, or go back later
and read it in depth.
do I select multiple job categories for my resume?
you using Windows or Macintosh? If you are using Macintosh,
then you should hold down the Apple key while selecting
the Job Categories. If you are using Windows, you should
hold down the Control key while selecting Multiple categories.
I have more than one resume for different types of jobs?
Job Seeker profile is associated with a single resume.
Therefore, if you have another resume that is significantly
different (with a slant toward a different industry, for
example), you will need to create another Job Seeker profile.
OCjobs.com allows more than one registration per name;
however, you will need to create a unique Username.
can I tell if my resume has been posted?
will not be able to search for and see your resume posted
on OCjobs.com, since that function is only open to qualified
Employers who pay for the resume search function. However,
you can tell if your resume is posted by logging into
your account and clicking on Resume. If
the box on the screen is green and says Active,
that means your resume is posted. If it also says Searchable
in the text below the green box, then that means that
Employers who pay for the resume search can view your
made a mistake on my resume. How can I delete and start
There is really
no way to delete your resume. You can "deactivate"
it, which means it is not included in any function on
OCjobs.com. Employers cannot search it and you cannot
apply for a job using it while it is deactivated. However,
when you deactivate it, the resume still remains as
is on your account so that you can edit it and update
it. If you have made a mistake, first deactivate it.
Then, you should select any text that is incorrect,
delete it, and re-enter your correct information.
If you have uploaded an incorrect resume file, simply
select it from the upload resume field and delete it.
Once you make any of these changes, be sure to press
the Update/Activate Resume field.
NOTE: if you've made some of the changes, but not all
of them (meaning that your resume isn't exactly as you
want it yet), you should still click the Update/Activate
Resume field to save your changes. Then, you can deactivate
your resume again until you are ready to finalize the
resume and activate it for good.
am looking for an xyz position in ABC
city. Can you help me find a job?
To look for a job
in the Garden Grove area (for example), click Job
Search along the top menu bar of any page on OCjobs.com.
You can type Garden Grove in the keywords
field to see what jobs are available in your area.
To look for a job in accounting (for example), click
Job Search along the top menu bar of any
page on OCjobs.com. Select Accounting
as the Job Category to see what accounting jobs are
currently available. If you want a more specific position,
such as Accounts Payable, you can type Accounts
Payable in the keywords field to narrow your
do I make the most out of OCjobs.com and my job search?
To make the most
out of OCjobs.com, you should register as a Job Seeker
and post your resume. There are no space limitations
to the resume fields, so make sure to include all of
your experience and accomplishments, and write a thoughtful
cover letter that lets the employers get to know you
a little bit, and want to get to know you better.
Your resume is only searchable by those employers that
subscribe to our resume searching service. Some employers
only search resumes, others post jobs and search resumes,
but most only post jobs without the resume searching
To maximize your exposure to employers, you should
perform regular job searches or sign up to our "Job
Alerts." When you find a job that matches your
criteria, click on the Apply to this Job
button and your resume will be sent to that employer.
This is the best way to get your resume to the best
employers for your job criteria.
For jobs that are of interest to you, you should also
click on Add Job to Inbox, which is located
at the bottom of all job descriptions. This allows you
to keep track of jobs to which you have applied or are
considering applying. This helps if you want to follow
up on the status of your application.
Come back to OCjobs.com often as new jobs are posted
daily. Good luck in your job search!