Job Seekers

Employment 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 resume and cover letter, and interviewing techniques. The Career Center offers annual job fairs, access to employment listings, information on employers, WinWay® resume software, career exploration programs, mock interviews with video option and a computer lab to assist you in your job search.

 

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

WinWay® Resume can help you write a professional-looking resume. 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 resume and cover letter. You can visit the Career Center on a walk-in basis or schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Mock Interviews

Get rid of interview jitters by participating in a mock interview with Career Center staff.  Develop confidence by practicing your answers and improving your delivery.  Make an appointment at the Career Center prior to your interview.

Student Employment on Campus (Federal Work-Study)

Employment on campus is available to students through the Federal Work-Study program.

Social Media for Job Seekers

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. 

Facebook– Join job groups that feature local hiring
LinkedIn– Search jobs and network with people in your field
Twitter– Follow companies you would like to work for
Online Portfolio– Showcase your work and projects
Meet-up Groups– Excellent local networking resource

According to Jobvite 2014 Social Recruiting Survey,

73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media.

Networks they have hired through:

LinkedIn-79%
Facebook-26%
Twitter-14%
Candidate Blog-7%

Ways to learn more:

  1. Attend a social media for job seekers workshop.
  2. Pick up a social media networking packet from the Career Center.
  3. LinkedIn Profile, ePortfolio and Project Website development coaching available through the Career Center!

Career Exploration

Not sure what you want to major in or what you can do with the major you've selected?....Then, you need Career Cruising!

You can get on-line assistance in evaluating your interests and researching possible careers; link those interests and abilities to academic goals and discover possible careers that you are passionate about.

Register at:

www.careercruising.com
Username: kishwaukee
Password: kougars

Need more in-depth career exploration assistance? Schedule an appointment with the Career Center to receive career coaching or with Counseling & Student Development for career assessment and counseling. 

Glassdoor for Students

This version of Glassdoor is geared specifically to students!

It allows you to search all positions by area, entry-level positions only, or internships only. It also provides excellent background information about companies, potential salaries, and reviews from current and past employees to give you an idea of what it might be like working for an organization or business.