College is stressful enough without worrying about post-college problems like finding a job. Luckily, your school’s career services center is designed specifically to help students find employment.
Here are six ways your college career services can help you:
1. Identifying Your Strengths and Interests
College is the time and place to figure out what you are good at and what you want to do. Your school’s career center is a great resource and your counselor will be able to administer skills and personality tests to determine what field would be a good fit for you. Of course, you don’t have to follow this path if you decide it’s not for you, but it will be a good starting point.
2. Knowing What Jobs are Available
You probably already have a basic idea of what kinds of jobs are out there, but there are tons of industries and specialities that you might not be aware of yet. Your college career center has direct contact with countless employers in the area and can give you more information about what kinds of jobs or internships are available for students and soon-to-be graduates.
3. Keeping Track of Job Fairs
Any college career center will keep a pulse on the local job market and be able to inform you whenever a job fair is coming up. Job fairs provide a great opportunity to network with local business owners, recruiters and other job seekers. Even if you aren’t looking for a job right now, attending a job fair can be helpful in future searches.
4. Providing Job Interview Advice
Your college career center is a great place to get advice on how to nail your next job interview. They can give you tips on how to dress, how to make a good first impression and even provide you with sample questions. This will make your next interview less nerve-wracking and increase your chances for success.
5. Helping Create Your Resume
Getting your resume together can be confusing if you have never applied for a job before. What information do you include? Should you list all your previous jobs? Is it OK to exaggerate your skills? Your college career center is a great resource and will be very helpful in getting your resume together.
6. Getting an On-Campus Job
Getting an on-campus job is a great way to build your resume and increase your chances of getting a job out of college. On-campus jobs are also great for students because they allow flexibility around your class schedule. Your college career center will be able to inform you of any job openings and put you in touch with on-campus employers.
Visit Your College Career Services
Your school’s career services center is a great resource that shouldn’t be ignored. They can help you choose a career path, build your resume and identify job opportunities. UCF students can visit UCF Career Services for all kinds of help.
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