Jobs in Oakland, CA
Lazy Dog Restaurants
United Parcel Service
American Income Life
Oakland Jobs: Overview
If you're considering applying for Oakland jobs, three things you might hear about when you move here are sea monsters, gnomes, and secret staircases. The Oak-ness Monster in Lake Merritt, the only natural saltwater lake located in a city, has remained elusive since its first spotting in the 1940s. Oakland's gnomes are a little easier to find. An anonymous resident has painted and hidden thousands of gnomes all over the city since 2012. While you're looking for a gnome, you might stumble across a secret staircase. Hundreds of shortcut staircases were built a century ago to help streetcar and bus passengers commute from their Oakland jobs to their neighborhoods without having to walk along the city's winding roads.
If you're not in the mood for a scavenger hunt, you can spend a day exploring the banks of Lake Merritt, which includes miles of walking paths, greenspace, and a wildlife refuge. Or you could spend one of Oakland's 260 sunny days a year hiking in Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park just outside downtown Oakland. Ready to explore the Oakland area? You can also try expanding your job search to the suburbs of San Leandro, Alameda, and Berkeley.
Popular Jobs in Oakland
Jobs in personal care are popular in Oakland. These types of healthcare jobs are supported by the city's largest employer, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health, which both have thousands of employees in Oakland.
Companies that have made Oakland their home include Southwest Airlines, UPS, and FedEx, providing all kinds of management jobs. The music streaming service Pandora Media is based in Oakland and is the fifth largest employer in the area. This is one of the high-tech companies that provide computer jobs in the Bay Area.
Other jobs to look at in Oakland include:
Update Your Resume
A new job search is a great time to create a new resume. But what makes a resume great? For example, how long should your resume be? How should you choose to divide the different sections of your resume? You can get advice on these subjects plus a whole list of other resume tips in Monster's Career Advice section. You'll also find ideas for improving your cover letters, as well as what to avoid when writing a cover letter.
Interviewing for Oakland Jobs
Your first job search goal is to get interviews, right? But when you do score a face-to-face, you may feel intimidated. Being prepared can help your comfort level. That's why Monster has put together a library of articles about interviewing for a new job. We've included everything from preparing for a video interview to how to thank the people who interviewed you.
How Much Do Oakland Jobs Pay?
The first thing to know about your new salary is that Oakland residents have a median household income of a little over $73,000. You may earn more or less depending on your job title and skills. You can zero in on that number by looking at our Salary Tools. Plug in your job title and the city of Oakland, and you'll get an estimated salary range. While you're there, you can see what skills may make you more valuable to an employer and click on current job postings.
Want to Learn More About Companies in Oakland?
Letting a hiring manager know you've researched the company can score you big points for motivation. A quick way to get some basic info is to use Monster's Company Profiles. Look up a company you're going to interview with to learn about:
- training and educational opportunities they provide to employees
- their products and services
- how the company got started
Time to Find a Job in Oakland?
It's always a good time to find Oakland jobs on Monster! Don't be shy—click the links on this page to see what's out there. Then, give your search a boost by creating your Monster Profile. That will allow recruiters and employers in Oakland to find you. We'll also send you job opportunities and job search tips.