Student Employment Services

Employment Opportunites for Students and Alumni

SES understands that MTC and the community are experiencing changes that few could have imagined. The SES team is available to assist with your employability preparedness and career readiness. SES staff are available remotely and we look forward to providing you with the resources below.

Virtual Individual Meetings

Students can initiate individual meetings with SES by contacting the main SES phone line at (803) 822-3538 or jobpost@midlandstech.edu. Please provide your contact information and a staff member will promptly respond.

Job Search Assistance

From resume critiques, interview practicing, job search strategies and assistance, internship, and co-op opportunities, we are here to provide the tools and resources for you to be successful. We look forward to assisting you. 

Jobs for Students and Alumni

MTC maintains job boards with listings for positions outside of MTC as a service to our students and alumni.

Search Full-Time Jobs
Search Part-Time Jobs

Employer Services

Post a Job

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.

Disability Resources

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.

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.

Ex-Offenders

How Ex-Offenders Can Find a Job

Criminal Record Holding You Back? Learn How to Overcome These Obstacles

Background Checks for Ex-Offenders

Background Check: Employment

How Convicts Get Jobs Without Lying

How to Fill Out Applications With a Criminal Record

Tips for Completing an Effective Job Application

Resume Help: Employment Gaps

Resume Tips for Ex-Offenders

How to Handle Criminal Convictions in an Interview

Interviewing

Ex-Offender Interview Tips

Other Related Links

National Hire Network

Privacy Rights Clearing House

Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office

SC Department of Employment and Workforce

SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

US Department of Justice

Faith-Based Organizations

Midlands Community Development Corporation

Prison Fellowship Ministry

Salvation Army

The Oliver Gospel Mission

Non-Profit Organizations

Alston Wilkes Society

Ex-Offenders - Giving Employers $2400 Reason to Hire Them

Goodwill Industries International

Building a Business: One Felon at a Time

Job Hoppers

3 Tips to Turn Job Hopping Into a Positive

You May Need to Rethink Job Hopping

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

How to Spin Your Job Hopping

Overcoming a Job Hopping Image in Your Resume

The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Being Fired

You're Fired: How to Handle a Termination

How to Get a Job After You Have Been Fired

How Do I Go About Looking for a New Job After I Have Been Fired/ Terminated/ Downsized?

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?

Bad Credit

4 Tips For Getting a Job with Bad Credit

Bad Credit Can Cost You a Job

How Bad Credit Can Affect Job Prospects

How to Land a Job Despite Bad Credit

Bad Credit Can Kill Your Job Search

Handling a Credit Issue in Your Job Search  

9 Tips for Job Seekers With Bad Credit

Employment Background Checks

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.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

CollegeGrad.com

CareerOneStop

TalentDesk

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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.

Global Websites

Air Force Acquisition Civilian Careers

CareerJet.com International

Go Global

Idealist.org

iHipo International Careers

Indeed International

Jooble.org

OverseasJobs

Seek.com Australia

SimplyHired International Jobs

Trovit International

National Listings

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.

Application.Careers

CareerArc

CareerBuilder.com

CareerJet.com

Glassdoor.com

Indeed.com

JobRapido 

LinkedIn Jobs

LinkUp.com

Monster.com

Neuvoo.com

Recruit.net

Simply Hired  

SnagAJob.Com Inc

TopUSAJobs.com

ZipRecruiter

Federal Government Sites

Air Force Civilian Jobs

Army Civilian Jobs

Center for Disease Control

Defense Information Systems Agency

Department of Agriculture

Department of Homeland Defense

Department of Interior

Department of Justice

Environmental Protection Agency

FBI

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Emergency Management

General Services Administration

Health & Human Services

Internal Revenue Service

Navy Civilian Jobs

Office of Personnel Management

Partnership for Public Service

Social Security Administration

State Department

USAJOBS for Students & Recent Graduates

US Coast Guard Civilian Jobs

US Intelligence Community

USAJOBS (US Government Jobs)

USA.gov

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.

General Sites

ColumbiaHelpWanted.com

Famously Hot Jobs

Salary.com

Together SC

SC Department of Employment and Workforce

SCIWay

SCJobNetwork.com

State/Local Government Sites

Aiken County Sheriff

Charleston County

City of Columbia

City of Rock Hill

Lexington County

Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission

Lexington Police Dept.

Lexington County Sheriff

Richland County

Richland County School District One

SC DHEC

SC Department of Mental Health

SC Department of Motor Vehicles

SC Department of Public Safety

SC Department of Revenue

SC Department of Transportation

SC State Government

SC Highway Patrol

USC Human Resources

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).

General Sites

Adecco

AppleOne Employment Services

Carolina Legal Associates

Chase Professionals

DP Professionals

Find Great People

Gallman Personnel Services

Kelly Services

MAU Workforce Solutions

Office Team Staffing

PPR Career

Randstad North America

Recruiting Solutions

Snelling Staffing Services

Spherion

Staffing Solutions

Healthcare Sites

Staffmark

Favorite Healthcare Staffing

Interim Healthcare

MedFirst Staffing

Accounting Sites

Account Source

Accountemps Financial Staffing

John Shell Associates

Industrial/Manufacturing Sites

Aerotek, Inc

Carolina Recruitment, LLC

EuroQ

Volt

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.

10 Myths About Job Searching

Annual Reports

Better Business Bureau

Career Decision Pyramid

Company Research

Glassdoor.com

How To Market Yourself In Today’s Economy

How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Summary & Profile To Get Jobs

Job Search Advice

Monster.com – Company Profiles

Richland Library

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.

Resumes

Best Skills to Put on Your Resume

Chegg Resumes

CollegeGrad.com

Complete Guide to Writing a Student Resume

Cover Letter & Resume Tips

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

Jobstar.org: Job Search Aid

6 Tips on How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Description

The Most Wanted Skills on a Resume in 2019

Top Resume Writing Tips

Why I Tossed Your Resume

Writing a Resume When You Have No Experience

Cover Letters

Chegg Cover Letters

Cover Letters & Additional Job Search Correspondence

Creating A Killer Cover Letter

Eight Ways to Maximize Your Cover Letter's Power

How to Write a Cover Letter

How to Write a Cover Letter Guide

Etc

Five Steps to Apply for a Federal Job

5 Tips To Choose Your Best Job Reference

Job Tips for 50+ Workers

Sample Networking Letter--Requesting a Meeting

The Networking Letter

Soft Skills and the Workplace

What Are Soft Skills?

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
Soft Skills are Equally as Important as Hard 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

Ten Soft Skills for Job Hunters
The Skill Set Most Employers Want
Resume Soft Skills
Five Soft Skills to Showcase in an Interview

Videos and Lessons:

Mastering Soft Skills in the Workplace

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!

General

6 Ways New Grads Can Stand Out in an Interview

10 Tips on Preparing for a Job Interview

15 Common Interview Questions and Answers (for New Grads)

Best Preparation Tips for Interviews

Career Rookie

Chegg Interview Prep

Common Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

Dressing for Success

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

Job Interview Tips and Advice

Network, Interview, & Negotiate

Three Job-Interview Myths

Tips for Interview Success to Reduce Interview Stress

Behavioral

Acing the Behavioral Job Interview

Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

Behavioral Job Interviewing Strategies for Job Seekers

How to Behave in Behavioral Interviews

Situational Interview Questions

STAR Method for Acing Behavioral Interview Questions

After the Interview / Follow-up

10 Things to Do After a Job Interview

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

Job Interview Follow-Up Thank You Letter / Email

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.

Career Planning

7 Secrets for Successful Military Career Transitions

Career One Stop: Explore Careers

Easing Veterans' Job Plight

Federal Jobs by Major

Feds Hire Vets

Helmets to Hardhats

US Department of Labor – Veterans' Employment and Training Service

Veterans in Healthcare

Veteran Jobs Mission

Job Search

Career One Stop: Resumes + Interviews

eBenefits

G.I. Jobs: Career Tips

G.I. Jobs: Resume

HireVeterans.com 

Military Skills Translator

Military-to-Civilian Occupation Translator

Military to Civilian Resume: How to Use Your Military Experience

Operation Palmetto Employment

Tips for Writing a Federal Resume

VetJobs.com 

Related Veterans' Issues

Careers and Employment

Center for Veterans Issues

Employment Programs - Homeless Veterans

National Resource Directory

Returning Service Members

SC DEW – Veterans’ Information

US Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Veterans Face Hurdles Returning to the Workforce

Veterans with PSTD Use Music Therapy to Heal … And Get Back to Work

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!

Bureau of Labor Statistics

CareerBliss Salaries

CollegeGrad.com: Salary

CareerOneStop Wages tools

GlassDoor Salaries

Good Calculators - US Salary

Indeed Salary Search

LinkedIn Salary

Monster Salary Search

PayScale Salaries

Simply Hired Salaries