Services for Student and Community Job Seekers
The Career Center (CC) at Kishwaukee College offers a wide variety of services to assist you with your job search--from beginning to end. Our professional staff provides resources and consultation on the ins and outs of initiating a job search, writing a resumé and cover letter, and interviewing techniques. The Career Center offers annual job fairs, access to employment listings, information on employers, WinWay® resumé software, career exploration programs, mock interviews and a computer lab to assist you in your job search.
Resumé and Cover Letter Assistance
WinWay® Resumé can help you write a professional-looking resumé. The software is easy to use and a staff member will help you navigate it like a pro. Career Center staff will also critique your resumé and cover letter. You can visit the Career Center on a walk-in basis or schedule a one-on-one appointment.
An avenue for job seekers is collegecentral.com/KishwaukeeCollege, an Internet-based job listing system. This password-protected job bank is offered in partnership with several northern Illinois community colleges. The website lists part-time and full-time positions. As part of your job search, you can enter a resumé into its database. Employers then search the database looking for particular backgrounds or skills; if your resumé matches their search, they receive your contact information.
Simply go to collegecentral.com/KishwaukeeCollege to register. You will need an e-mail address to establish your password.
Marketing Yourself On-line
Learn to leverage the internet and social media to assist you in your job search!
Do not wait until you graduate to start utilizing these important job search tools.
According to a 2012 survey by JobVite.com, the use of social media for recruiting has been expanding and the trend is expected to continue.
- Only 14% NEVER review a candidate's social media profile while 48% ALWAYS check the profile
- 92% of employers planned to leverage social media networks for recruiting
- 89% of employers have hired through LinkedIn (see Workshops below to get help using LinkedIn)
Other tools to explore:
Exploring Internships Workshop
Internship Preparation Workshop
Thank you to all the participants of the February 2014 workshop!
Next workshop will be Fall 2014.
Career Resources Through the Kishwaukee College Library
Click on the link below for some great information, check-out an e-book, or add the board to your pinterest account!
Volunteering is a great way to build your resume. A PDF file is available for download to explore volunteer experiences in the local area. You can also find volunteer opportunities on the Kishwaukee College website by clicking on the "Current Students" tab and looking under the "Campus Life" box.
Community Affiliation - Illinois workNet Center
Go to www.kishwaukeecollege/edu/go/worknet for more information and a schedule of events or call 815-901-0177.
Contact the Career Center
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Room C2123
815-825-2086, ext. 4080