Resumes & Applications
Whenever you apply for a state examination or transfer opportunity, you’ll need to complete a state application. You can usually obtain this form (STD 678) at your personnel office. Read the announcement to determine if a resume or supporting documents are required.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) website has some great resources for Job Seekers in California. You can find some tools on searching for a job, examples of resume types, job fairs and workshops, resources on gathering information for the workforce which may help you determine if certain state departments are projected to have openings in the years to come.
A resume can highlight your accomplishments when applying for a transfer or engaging in interviews. It may give you an edge over someone who did the bare minimum and only completed the state application.
Here are some useful sites that offer resources on searching for a job, changing careers, writing resumes, and cover letters. Some of the sites are blogs and therefore change over time so check these pages often.