CareerSpots Videos - The top three skills that employers most desire are communication skills, strong work ethic and initiative. Watch the above videos to get advice from employers, career counselors and fellow students as they talk about a wide range of topics that focus on the job search process.
JobLinks for Student/Job Seeker - Job opportunities from employers are posted on the rolling boards located around campus, in binders located in the Career Development Center and on the JobLinks database. Check on a regular basis as postings are updated daily/weekly. The database also includes Resume Wizard, an online tool to develop a resume.
Perfect Interview - The more you practice interviewing, the more comfortable and prepared you will be during interviews and the better you will do. Use this innovative online learning tool to help you enhance your interviewing skills and develop an edge over your competition.
Watch these podcasts that will provide additional information and advice to perfect your communication during your job search.
Job Search Resources
Application Form Guidelines (PDF) - The application is a personal record and legally binding document. Neatness, accuracy and thoroughness are essential and could set two applicants apart if they are equally qualified.
Job Correspondence Guidelines (PDF) - A cover letter introduces you and your resume to an employer. It is written to demonstrate how your experience and credentials match the employer’s needs. Sending a thank-you letter following an interview is a sign of professional courtesy and reminds the reader of your qualifications.
Resume Guidelines (PDF) - A resume is used when you are applying for a job or internship. It may be submitted along with your application even if the employer does not require it.
Preparing for Your Interview (PDF) - Thorough research and practice before an interview can help you prove yourself during the interview. To help you achieve success with your interview, suggestions and resources are offered.
Interviewing Guidelines (PDF) - Interviewing is a skill that requires practice to make a good “first impression.” To achieve success in an interview process, research yourself, the company and the position, practice responses to possible questions, and dress appropriately.
Key Skills and Qualities for Job Candidates (PDF) - The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) annually surveys employers to learn about hiring preferences and their wish list for candidates’ skills and qualities.
Kansas City Business Journal Book of Lists - The Kansas City Business Journal Book of Lists provides a listing of hundreds of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking. The names of key decision makers, along with their titles and complete contact information are also included.
How to find a Job Using LinkedIn - As the world's largest professional network, use LinkedIn to research companies, find a job, or strengthen and extend your network to trusted people "connections" for job opportunities.
Federal Work Study Job Listings - Federal Work Study is a need-based federal program that awards financial support to students after completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Federal Work Study funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
On-Campus Recruiting Schedule and Tips (PDF) - Employer recruiters may be on campus recruiting Monday through Wednesday, may refer to this schedule. Learn tips that will help you be successful when visiting an on-campus recruiter. Make your first impression count.
Internship Listings (PDF) - Find out the answers to: What questions should I ask a potential employer?, What career programs at JCCC offer internship courses? How early should I begin planning an internship? Are internships paid? View a sampling of Web resources.
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