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After College

Finding a Job

You made it through college and now you're ready to put your skills and knowledge to work. Or maybe you're getting close to graduating and are starting to think about finding a job.

You don't have to go it alone. Even if you've already graduated, you can still use your college’s resources to help in your search.

Career and Employment Resources

Each community and technical college has a career center to help students, alumni and, in some cases, the general public with employment-related services. 

Services vary and may include:

  • Job postings off-campus and on-campus
  • Job search workshops
  • Veterans resources
  • Career-interest exploration
  • Interviewing skills and mock interview sessions
  • Resume critique
  • Resume writing workshops
  • Internships, service learning, cooperative education opportunities
  • Online resources and tools, such as job search and labor market  databases
  • Career and employment fairs

A few of the community and technical college career centers are also WorkSource Connection sites, which means you have access to even more services.

Friendly Advice for Job-Seekers

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  • Don't hide behind your computer screen. Get out there and meet people.
  • You never know who knows someone who can help you. It could be a friend or even a stranger you meet in the grocery line.
  • Tell your friends, neighbors, relatives, former teachers — anyone in your network — you're looking for a job. Be specific and don't just say, "I'll take anything."
  • Set up a LinkedIn account. Sign up for groups in your career interest area. Contribute to online conversations.
  • Tell your online contacts (social media friends, email list) you are looking for a job. Be specific.
  • Clean up your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Review and change privacy settings as needed.

Some people face extra challenges in their job search. You might need some extra help navigating the job search process. The CareerOneStop website offers advice if you find yourself in one of these categories:

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Last Modified: 9/24/22, 6:56 PM

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