Looking for a Job
Internships give you hands-on, practical work experience in your area of study. Other
reasons to consider an internship:
- Immerse yourself in your field to make sure it's something you really want to pursue
- Gain job-related skills and experience to add to your resume
- Secure future job references
- Earn college credits
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Handshake is a free online resource that connects employers with talented students and alumni
- Searchable employment database of part and full-time jobs submitted by employers interested
in hiring students and alumni from the 16 Wisconsin Technical Colleges.
- Information on virtual recruiting, job fairs, workshops and other events.
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Job Search Tips
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:
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.
Prepare for Interviewing
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
Your goal is to make positive contacts with potential employers. Learn how to work
a job fair.
Compare Job Offers
Career Connections offers these tips for evaluating an offer.
If You've Lost Your Job
- 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.
More Career Connections Resources
Set up a one-on-one appointment with a Career Specialist at WCTC.
Not sure where to start? Find resources for undecided students.
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