Jobs, Careers, Military, Resumé's, LinkedIn

Jobs & Careers

Many students who graduate from high school directly enter the workforce instead of going to college.  Many careers exist that do not necessarily require a college degree: air traffic controllers, airline pilots, automotive, carpenter, construction, cosmetology, electricians, firefighters, HVAC, landscapers, linespeople (power lines), painters, pipefitters, plumbers, police officers, roofers, and more!

Apprenticeship programs & trade schools: * California Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
* California DIR/Department of Industrial Relations
trade school search engine

Interested in HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration)? The San José Pipe Trades Training Center offers free monthly information sessions, 4:00-5:30pm in San José! Register for the next one! All applications will be saved for an exam held in 2024. The PTTC only holds entrance exams one time per year.  Applications can be submitted online via their website through the following link: Apply to our Apprenticeship | Pipe Trades Training Center (

Work Permits

Work permits are issued in the CCC/College & Career Center by CCC Advisor, Brad Ward!
* first, obtain an application for a work permit
* then, take the application for the work permit to your prospective employer
* have your prospective employer complete their portion, including their signature and date
* have your parent/guardian complete their portion, including signature and date
* bring the completed work permit back to the CCC, where Brad will issue you your actual work permit

More information about California work permits can be found here


Students, it's  a great idea to have a profile on LinkedIn, especially the older you are, towards senior and junior years.  LinkedIn allows you to create a personal, professional profile that can be used to help you network and raise your profile for jobs, internships, and research opportunities, during high school, college, and beyond!
Students can create their own LinkedIn account here.  


Interested in a career in the military?  Here's the place to begin your search!

United States Army

     * United States Army Military Academy/West Point

          - Summer Leadership Experience (apply by March 15)

United States Air Force

     * United States Air Force Academy/Colorado Springs

United States Coast Guard

United States Marines

     * Leatherneck Magazine

United States Merchant Marines (info sessions each day at 12:00 noon!)

Unites States Navy

     * United States Naval Academy/Annapolis


US military "Futures" magazine


ASVAB test: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a heavily researched and well-respected aptitude test developed by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths and potential for success in military training. Here are some sample questions!


US National Guard

Job opportunities for students!  

If you have a job opportunity for Saratoga HS students, please email a brief description to College and Career Advisor Brad Ward at [email protected]; we will copy and paste directly from your email. Thank you!

Posted 3/6/23
Los Gatos JCC:
Open positions for year-round and summer employment.  Open positions include:
  • Summer Day Camp Counselor, 16+
  • Camp Program Specialist, 16+ (various from sports, swimming, art, cooking, and more)
  • Lifeguards, 15+
  • Swim Instructors, 15+

Posted 4/4/23
  • Kodely will be running their Spring & Summer design thinking and tech literacy camps for students in PreK-8th grade at their partner schools in Saratoga!  If you're looking to work gain internship experience and throughout the summer at a high-growth ed-tech startup and develop your portfolio of experience in design thinking and tech literacy (open for all backgrounds and no technical experience required) and leadership, take advantage of the opportunity to join the Kodely Team as a Junior Leader!  Kodely will provide customized training for this niche skill and easy-to-follow facilitation guides for all our workshops. Learning to teach others intro level design thinking and tech literacy helps improve your proficiency with these topics and we provide you with training as well. 
  • You will get to work in person at our partner school and district locations!  Kodely's spring sessions start in March and their summer programs start at the end of June and go until early August and are half day programs! 
  • Kodely pays competitively!  If you're interested, apply here.  If it's a good fit, Kodely will reach out to set up an intro call.

Posted 2/9/23:

Super Soccer Stars, a youth sports program, is currently looking for Part-Time assistants and Lead Coaches Spring and Summer (Paid training available starting immediately). Excellent opportunity for anyone who has a passion for or is looking to gain more experience in teaching, coaching, sports management, early childhood education, kinesiology, and other areas. Also a fantastic opportunity for those seeking to build critical skills that are highly transferable to add to their resume such as leadership, creativity, problem-solving, flexibility, collaboration, organization, planning, and communication. For more info and to apply, click here!

Posted 1/20/23
Tutor needed for an 8th grader and 6th grader that go to Redwood Middle School!  Both boys need help with homework and also in understanding concepts in math and writing. Parents are interested in hiring someone for a minimum of 2 hours per day.  Please contact Brad Ward in the CCC for parents' contact info!

Posted 11/8/2022:
* Lunardi's Supermarket
in Los Gatos is looking for a Courtesy Clerk.  Contact person is Steve and his phone number is (408) 358-1731.

* Mathnasium 
is a Math Learning Center for students in Grades 1– 12 to boost their math skills
year-round. Mathnasium of Campbell-Los Gatos is currently seeking Instructors/Tutors to join our
growing team. If you enjoy math, are passionate about teaching, and enjoy working in a fun
environment, this might be the opportunity for you!  We offer part-time jobs with flexible scheduling and ongoing training opportunities. We are conveniently located in the Vasona Station Shopping Center, near the intersection of Hwy 85 and Winchester Blvd. (across the street from Netflix HQ).
Required Qualifications:
 Strong math skills through middle school (Pre-Algebra)
 Available at least 2 days per week
 Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills
 Ability to clearly articulate and interact with students
 Energetic and confident personality
Preferred Qualifications:
 Ability to teach advanced middle school students in classes including Algebra 1 & Geometry
 Previous teaching experience or other experience working with students. We are open year-
round (including in summer), so this is an opportunity for regular but flexible part-time work

Center Hours: Monday to Friday (3 pm to 7 pm), Saturday (10 am to 1 pm)

Interested? Please email us at [email protected] with a brief resume and cover
letter. In your cover letter, please include details about your math competency, experience
teaching or working with students, and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!


Ladder Internships is a selective start-up internship program for high school students, founded and run by Harvard graduate students. In the program, students work 1-1 with supervisors from top start-ups to work on real-world projects in a real start-up environment. Our companies and supervisors come from Y Combinator, Harvard iLabs, Wharton, Google, Microsoft, McKinsey & Company.

No prior working experience is required. The application deadline for the spring cohort is February 1 and this is the application link: