Find a Job
Find an On-Campus Job
If you are looking for on-campus employment, positions will be posted in CareerPoint, our online database for campus jobs. Once you login, filter the job type by either Campus Job/Work Study or Campus Job/Non-Work Study. Work Study is a form of financial aid, for which you must qualify. When you find a position you are interested in, please follow the application instructions and make an appointment with the Student Employment Specialist in the Career Center by calling 760.795.6772. Prior to meeting with the Student Employment Specialist, please print and complete the Student Employment Intake Sheet.
Federal Work Study students may apply only for on-campus positions and should bring a copy of their Award Notification to their appointment with the Student Employment Specialist. For additional information on federal work study, please visit the Financial Aid website or contact Financial Aid directly at 760.795.6711. Once you have accepted the award, it is your responsibility to begin an active on-campus job search, maintaining communication with the Career Center. If you aren't persistently working with the Career Center to find your on-campus job, you run the risk of losing your award money.
All MiraCosta College student workers should become familiar with the Student Worker Manual (PDF). This manual was developed to aid you, the student, in understanding the policies and procedures associated with working at MiraCosta College. Should you have additional questions regarding information in this manual, please contact the Career Center, Bldg. 3700, Oceanside Campus.
Find an Off-Campus Job
We offer job search support through our free workshops on researching and identifying employment opportunities, preparing professional resumes and cover letters, and interviewing techniques. We also offer access to a number of web-based employment sites, and a variety of electronic resources in our career lab. No appointment is necessary to use the lab; however, if you'd like to attend a workshop or make an appointment with a staff member, call 760.795.6772.
- Job Search Boot Camp (PPT): Slides 23-27 cover The Interview.
- Interview Tips & Questions (PDF): Includes Tips for Interviewing, Sample Interview Questions, Scenarios, and Questions to Ask During the Interview.
- CA Career Cafe: Get HIred: Practice Interviewing. Ten minute lesson that includes a video, sample interviews, a slide show presentation from Forbes on interviewing myths, and an activity related to the STAR technique of responding to behavior-based interview questions. There are also lessons on telephone and video interviewing techniques.
Employment Search Engines
- Indeed.com – Search jobs by part- or full-time status, title, industry, or city
- JustJobs – Search jobs by title and city and get job search advice
- Monster – Entry level jobs for college graduates and career blogs and advice
- SimplyHired – Search jobs by category, title, or city
- SnagAJob.com – Hourly (part-time) employment; search by ZIP code
Industry-Specific and Specialty Sites
- Care.com – Child care, tutoring & senior care jobs
- EdJoin.org – Education jobs
- FitnessJobs.com – Fitness Industry jobs
- High Tech Industry (DICE) – Technical employment jobs
- OutForWork.org – Employment opportunities and information for the LGBTQIA community
- SD County Office of Education Job Listings – Teaching and other jobs working for San Diego County Schools (payroll, health services tech, etc.)
- SalesTrax.com – Sales/Marketing jobs, company research, and industry news
- Southern CA Higher Education Recruitment Assoc. – College & university jobs in southern CA
- Women Employed – Employment opportunities and information for women in the workforce
State Jobs and Federal Jobs
- California/Government Job Listings – State jobs and required exams
- Federal Government Job Listings – Official US federal government employment site
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