Job Search Assistance and Career Readiness Resources
The SES team is available to assist students and alumni with job search guidance and career readiness resources. Career and professional development are essential for overall success in the workplace. From resume critiques, interview practicing, job search strategies and assistance, and experiential learning, we are here to provide the tools and resources for you to excel.
Employment Opportunities for Students and Alumni
Students and alumni can search for various open positions (internships, co-ops, full-time, part-time, seasonal, etc.), upload their resumes or portfolios, and apply to jobs online. Also available are Podcasts, Videos, Career & Job Search Documents and Articles.
CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND APPLY FOR JOBS
Want to post the newest jobs openings or search through resumes for possible interview candidates? Register to use our Student and Alumni Online Career Management system for 24/7 access to a job-posting platform and resume database. Site usage is FREE for employers.
Read more about hosting internships and cooperative education opportunities in our Employer Guide.
Job Search Strategies (Workshops / Videos)
Test your skills with our job skills playlist, a collection of videos showcasing the many aspects of the job search process. Watch the video.
Employment Resources for Students with Disabilities
Disability Issues for Employers
Internships for Students
There are hundreds of internship openings across the nation and beyond. Most of these opportunities are highly competitive and offer a variety of workplace experiences. Student Employment Services can help you navigate the process of landing an internship.
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Resources and Links
- Remote Work
Remote Job Boards and Networking
The 18 Best Remote Job Boards & Job Sites
Google Job Board and Resources
Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) Professional Networking
Succeeding in a Remote Work Environment
How to Maximize Your Career Development During COVID-19
COVID-19: Job Market Insights & Job Search Strategies From Experts
Preparing for a Virtual Job Interview
How do you continue a job search during a pandemic?
How to Find (and Land!) a Remote Job That’s Right for You
How to Find and Get Hired for a Remote Job
Career Advice: Getting the Best Online Remote Job for College Students
- Barriers: Overcoming Less Than Desirable Backgrounds
Finding employment in a highly competitive job market is not an easy task. It takes initiative, patience, perseverance, and plenty of preparation. Researching careers, businesses and industries, salaries, job outlook, and employer needs are just a few of the essentials. Matching your skills to the job desired is your target.
However, there are many obstacles for some job seekers that can further complicate the job search. With that in mind, this website is designed to aid those individuals with less than desirable backgrounds. Whether it is an ex-offender, someone with bad credit, a perceived job hopper, or the individual that has been fired, these resources should be of assistance. This site is designed to enlighten the readers to “barrier” resources that are available and to encourage them in the job search process. Finding a job with a “checkered” past is not easy, but there is hope.
Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders
Criminal Record Holding You Back? Learn How to Overcome These Obstacles
Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back Into the Workforce
How to Fill Out Applications With a Criminal Record
How to Handle Criminal Convictions in an Interview
Other Related Links
Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office
SC Department of Employment and Workforce
SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Midlands Community Development Corporation
Ex-Offenders - Giving Employers $2400 Reason to Hire Them
Goodwill Industries International
3 Tips to Turn Job Hopping Into a Positive
How Job Hopping Can Hurt Your Career
Job Search Tips: How to Address Job Hopping on the Resume
Resume Dilemma: Employment Gaps and Job Hopping
Answering Interview Questions about Frequent Job Changes
Overcoming a Job Hopping Image in Your Resume
The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping
You're Fired: How to Handle a Termination
How to Get a Job After You Have Been Fired
5 Tips for Getting a Job After You've Been Fired
How to Handle Looking For New Employment After Being Fired
Job Interview Answer: Why Were You Fired?
Job Interview Answer: What Have You Been Doing Since Your Last Job?
4 Tips For Getting a Job with Bad Credit
How Bad Credit Can Affect Job Prospects
How to Land a Job Despite Bad Credit
Handling a Credit Issue in Your Job Search
- Career Planning and Trends
Career planning can be confusing. Where do I start? How do I choose a major? How much education do I need? What is the job outlook? The links below are designed to assist the job seeker in exploring these issues. Whether exploring a variety of majors, the salary ranges, current trends, or the economic outlook, these sites will better prepare the user in planning for a career.
- Job Boards
Job boards give the candidate easy access to unlimited numbers of career opportunities. For your convenience, this site showcases local, state, national, and even global search engines. These include government agencies, private business/industry sites, non-profit organizations, staffing agencies, and so much more. The possibilities are unlimited! Check out these valuable resources.
Air Force Acquisition Civilian Careers
SimplyHired International Jobs
In today's global market, we have access to dynamic and viable career opportunities around the world. Numerous electronic job boards have been added to expand your career or job search. With the sheer number and variety of "boards" accessible today, the search process is made much easier.
Federal Government Sites
Defense Information Systems Agency
Department of Homeland Defense
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Aviation Administration
General Services Administration
Office of Personnel Management
Social Security Administration
USAJOBS for Students & Recent Graduates
South Carolina Listings
The economy is changing and the market place is competitive. Employers desire candidates that are both, highly skilled and possess “soft skills”. Matching the skills to the job is the key. The job search has become much easier with access to the numerous resources available. The South Carolina job boards listed below will be an asset to your search. There are all kinds of opportunities including city, county, and state jobs. Search by type of job or location. The resources are expansive.
SC Department of Employment and Workforce
State/Local Government Sites
Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission
Richland County School District One
SC Department of Mental Health
SC Department of Motor Vehicles
SC Department of Public Safety
SC Department of Transportation
Staffing Agency Websites
Staffing agencies may hire for part-time, full-time, seasonal, or permanent positions, however, they recruit for other companies or organizations. Working with these agencies can be a good way for students to explore a variety of jobs and opportunities while in college, as well as, after graduation. They gain access to all types of business and industry and have the opportunity to work in environments they may have never considered. In addition, working for a staffing agency can help the candidate gain experience and skills while maintaining a flexible work schedule.
For your convenience, numerous staffing sites are listed below. Student Employment Services cannot insure the quality of the third party recruiter, the contracting employer, or the job opportunity. Students and alumni are advised to use wisdom in pursuing these opportunities. Specifically, we advise that you:
1. Ask questions about the fee structure for job referrals. (If applicable.) SES recommends that students never pay a fee to secure a job with a third-party recruiter.
2. Read carefully any contract you are requested to sign. If you are unsure about the contract, seek legal advice.
3. Ask to be referred only to the job advertised. Insist that the agency not release your name to any company/agency without your prior permission.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions about the employment practices of the third party agency or the primary employer, please advise Student Employment Services at once!
Student Employment Services (SES) at Midlands Technical College (MTC) and all employers they represent are expected to abide by the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Accountemps Financial Staffing
- Job Hunting
Regardless of the economic times, there are basic fundamentals to an effective job search. Student Employment Services has provided a variety of resources to help the user enhance the process. The links below include tips on job searching from A-Z. Whether preparing for the first job search or seeking advancement, the student can utilize the links below to research employers, assess moving and relocation fees, target the search to a specific industry or strategically market themselves. These informative sites can be very helpful to any job seeker.
How To Market Yourself In Today’s Economy
How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile To Get Jobs
Monster.com – Company Profiles
- Resumes / Cover Letters / Etc.
What type of resume should I write? How do I post my resume online? Do I really need a cover letter? How do I choose a reference? Getting the job you want takes planning. Whether you are just beginning a career search or pursuing an advanced level position, you will find these sites helpful. They include resume samples, cover letter formats, business letters, and more. Sharpen your skills with these tools.
Best Skills to Put on Your Resume
Complete Guide to Writing a Student Resume
Five Steps for Updating Your Resume
5 Tips To Choose Your Best Job Reference
How to Make a Resume: A Step-by-Step Guide
How to Post Your Resume Online?
How to Write a Resume Objective Statement
6 Tips on How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Description
The Most Wanted Skills on a Resume in 2019
Writing a Resume When You Have No Experience
Creating A Killer Cover Letter
Employers Give Tips on How to Write a Great Cover Letter
How to Write a Cover Letter Guide
Five Steps to Apply for a Federal Job
5 Tips To Choose Your Best Job Reference
Sample Networking Letter--Requesting a Meeting
- Soft Skills and the Workplace
What Are Soft Skills?
Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
Soft Skills are Hard to Assess. And Even Harder to Succeed Without
How Do We Develop Soft Skills?
How to Develop Soft Skills
How to Improve Soft Skills
The Most Important Soft Skills Employers Seek
Why Do Soft Skills Matter?
Why Soft Skills Matter
Develop Your Soft Skills for Workplace Success
10 Skills Everyone Needs to Thrive in Today’s Job Market
The Soft Skills Managers Want
Soft Skills and the Job Search
- The Interview
You have gotten the call. The interview is set. Are you ready? Can you identify the skills needed for the job? Are you a good match? Researching the employer, dressing for success, asking good questions, and relating transferrable skills, are all necessary for success. Polish your skills or develop new ones by checking out the resources below!
6 Ways New Grads Can Stand Out in an Interview
15 Common Interview Questions and Answers (for New Grads)
Best Preparation Tips for Interviews
Common Job Interview Questions and Best Answers
How to Ace the Phone Interview
How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Strength and Weakness” Interview Question
How to Prepare for the Second Interview
Interview Questions and Answers
Interview Tips: 10 tips to improve interview performance
Tips for Interview Success to Reduce Interview Stress
Acing the Behavioral Job Interview
Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers
How to Behave in Behavioral Interviews
Situational Interview Questions
STAR Method for Acing Behavioral Interview Questions
After the Interview / Follow-Up
After the Interview: Four Ways to Follow Up
How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview
How to Write a Thank You Note that Gets You the Job
- Veteran Employment Resources
Veterans are America's foundation. With multiple deployments, retirements, and huge defense cuts, veterans are entering the workforce in record numbers. They bring with them valuable skills, accomplishments, and much-needed experience. Seeking employment in the civilian world can be challenging. Many veterans choose to enter the federal workforce and that can be a daunting task as well. Whether writing a resume, converting military terms to civilian terms, or learning the best places to work, the veteran will want to check out these valuable resources.
7 Secrets for Successful Military Career Transitions
Career One Stop: Explore Careers
US Department of Labor – Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Career One Stop: Resumes + Interviews
Military-to-Civilian Occupation Translator
Military to Civilian Resume: How to Use Your Military Experience
Related Veterans' Issues
Employment Programs - Homeless Veterans
US Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Wage and Salary Information
Wage, salary, and benefits packages can make your head spin. In today’s market, there is so much to consider. The links below will aid the job seeker in discovering salary ranges by occupations. These sites can be viewed by location, category, or job title. Tips on salary negotiation, compensation, money management, and trends are also included. Know what you are worth and know the market!