Looking for a Job

There’s a lot that goes into landing your dream job. If you've lost your job or are ready for a new challenge, take advantage of Career Connections’ many classes and workshops. Follow these tips to make your job search as smooth and successful as possible.

  1. Create a stellar resume.
    • Use action verbs to give your resume power and direction. This list features verbs and descriptive words that will get the employer’s attention.
    • Upload your resume in Handshake so employers can find you. 
  2. Prepare for interviewing.
  3. Attend job fairs. 

    Companies send recruiters, human resources staff, supervisors or current employees to the fair for the purpose of:

    • Marketing their company
    • Establishing a pool of applicants
    • Prescreening applicants for interviews
    • Interviewing

    Your goal is to make positive contacts with potential employers. Learn how to work a job fair.

  4. Compare job offers.
    • Career Connections offers these tips for evaluating an offer.

If You've Lost Your Job...

Career Connections can help:

  • Take advantage of Career Connections’ many services, including workshops, walk-ins and one-on-one appointments.
  • Register for our noncredit Computer Literacy course to improve your computer skills.
  • Consider one of WCTC's short-term, accelerated or traditional programs to update your skills.
  • Contact the Workforce Development Center to learn about additional training and employment services and programs.
  • Explore resources. The Internet offers an abundance of career-planning and job-searching sites, but it can be difficult to know where to start. We highly recommend you connect with one of our Career Specialists to focus your job-searching efforts, but in the meantime, check out these resources to get you started.