Jobs First Center
Jobs First Center provides job seekers access to information about community resources, employment opportunities, and job search assistance. Staff is available to answer questions and to offer additional resources or services such as:
- Access to computers, internet, printer, and copier.
- Assistance with resumes and cover letters.
- Free typing test available to the public every Friday at 2:30 p.m. (Must have photo I.D.)
100 East California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA Room 200
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
How to Find a Job
- State, County, and Federal Websites
- Register with Temp Agencies
- Network on Social Media sites
- Connect with employers through the company website
We have a group of dedicated Job Developers working in the community to find job leads, host hiring recruitments and Job Fairs that provide:
- Networking and hiring opportunities
- Job leads and recruitments year-round
Behavioral interviewing is a technique used by employers in which the questions asked assist the employer in making predictions about a potential employee’s future success based on actual past behaviors. Use examples from previous work experience, volunteer work, internships, trainings, education, and/or hobbies.
|Situation||Describe a situation relevant to the question that was asked. Provide enough detail, so it is clear. For instance, you were a summer intern and the only one in the office when an upset, key client walked in demanding a solution.|
|Task||What needed to be done and why? Describe the challenge you faced in terms everyone can understand. Avoid using jargon. Explain the task.|
|Action||What did you do and how did you do it? Be direct and specific. Do not take more than a minute or two to get to the point.|
|Result||What was the outcome? If you received recognition from your employer for the work, say so. If you can quantify the result, do that (For example, "The client went away so happy, that they increased their business by 10% and asked for me to be part of the team for their next project."|