Job fairs. Attending a job fair is a great opportunity to meet and talk in person with dozens of potential recruiters interested in your profile in a single day. This is the perfect occasion to deliver your elevator speech, give a copy of your resume and answer the recruiter's questions. Also, ask for the recruiter's business card so that you can follow up a couple of days later by asking more questions related to the job of interest. Even though there is little chance that you will be recruited that same day, due to the noisy environment and busy activities all around, we encourage you to come with many resumes and cover letters to deliver to company targets. If a recruiter is interested in you as a potential candidate, they may contact you to schedule a job interview a few days after the fair. The best way to find a job fair in your area is to google job fair, career fair, or company open house.
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is an effective economic force for the Pasadena community and a privileged partner to Caltech. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce does its best to assist the spouses affiliated to Caltech while looking for a job. As a spouse, you are encouraged to send your resume and a cover letter to Mr. Paul Little, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. The Pasadena Chamber has connections with many local companies and may be able to help steer you toward a possible job opening or suggest local companies to approach for work.
General Job Offers. Whether you are looking for a job in a special field like education, science, or social sciences, or are open to something more generic, the websites listed below may be a great place to start. Please note that the list is just a selection of websites and is non-exhaustive.
Education. If you wish to work in a public school in California, you may need to have California credentials, whether you teach a single-subject or multiple subjects.
Be aware that Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has different hiring requirements than Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Indeed, LAUSD hires teachers who have completed a teacher preparation program in another state or another country. LAUSD eventually requires that you have one and may even help with acquisition of a California teaching credential should you qualify for one, meet their eligibility requirements, and become hired by a LAUSD school. For more information about recruitment in LAUSD, please email directly Mr. Jacob Guthrie in the LAUSD teacher recruitment office (we suggest you to write somewhere Caltech in the Subject of your email).
If you work in a private (independent school), California credentials are not required.
Edjoin (jobs in public schools only)
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
California Community Colleges Registry
National Association of Independent Schools California Association of Independent Schools
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is for general information only. Caltech does not endorse or recommend any of the organizations listed.