Find the Best Career for You
Life is all about choices and deciding on a major and career can be a stressful decision. With so many major and career possibilities, you want to be sure that the path you choose supports your personality type, interests, and values. Career exploration doesn’t end, though, once you decide on a major. The ability to know yourself is always crucial to make sure that your occupational choices are a good fit.
Create a Great Resume
You only have about 15-20 seconds to grab an employer’s attention with your resume. Learn the best ways to format your resume and tailor your skills and experiences for your career field. Not looking for a job yet? That’s ok. It’s never too early to get started. Writing your resume now will help you identify crucial skills and experiences you may be missing.
Ace the Interview
You've landed an interview. Congratulations! The hard work you've put into writing your resume, networking, and gaining experience has paid off. Now to land the job, you'll need to prepare and practice your interviewing skills. Don't have an upcoming interview? That's fine too. You always want to be prepared to talk about your qualifications and experiences.
Learn How to Network
Who you know and what they know about you is important—80% of all positions are found through networking connections. Whether you’re searching for an internship, looking for a job, or changing industries, networking can be a powerful tool to help you achieve career success. Don’t know how to get started networking? Don’t worry. We’ll show you several strategies to make in-person and online connections.
Become a Job Search Pro
Did you know it takes the average job seeker up to 6 months to find a position? The CREW Center has several resources that can help you prepare early for a successful job search. Reviewing job search preparation steps, identifying employment opportunities, and finding non-paid experiences that connect with your goals are all resources available to you. Are you a student seeking on-campus employment? Don’t worry; we can help you too!
Find an Internship or Co-op
An internship or co-op provides an excellent opportunity to gain relevant experience, develop transferable skills, and make networking connections. In some cases, an internship/co-op can even lead to a great job. If you’re a current JCTC student, you can explore available internships and co-ops. Not a current JCTC student? That’s ok. Our additional resources can help you.