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Career Resources for Students

At LCCC, we're dedicated to helping you make the right decisions to reach your future goals. Our Student Success Coaches can help you think about your values, interests, skills and personality to align you with the best career track for you.

Getting Started

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Career and Major Exploration

Finding a major that fits your interests and skills can be challenging. We have an online self-assessment tool and career exploration resource called Career Coach to help you.

We recommend everyone take the Career Coach Assessment whether you’re undecided or focused on a degree program. Career Coach can help you learn about careers that might align with your interests, solidify that the program you are in matches with your future career goals or show you options you haven’t considered.

Next Steps toward your Career

During and after college, you need to present your new skills to future employers. Here are some tips for resume and cover letter writing, networking, professional social media practices, interviewing and salary negotiation.

check markResume and Cover Letter Writing

Your resume and cover letter are unique personal marketing tools that emphasize to an employer why you would be a good fit for a position based on your skills and accomplishments.

A resume is one of the first things an employer will look at, so having your resume at its best can increase your chances of moving forward in the hiring process.

A cover letter allows you to share who you are as a person, highlighting your qualifications and showcasing your interest/motivation.

check markInterviewing

When you reach the interview stage in the hiring process, it’s time to both market your skills and experience and to evaluate if the organization is a good opportunity for you. 

check markProfessional Social Media Practices

The majority of employers are screening candidates' presence online. Your online reputation can impact your job search process.

check markSalary Negotiation

You and an employer will need to communicate mutual needs and come to an agreement about the terms of your employment and/or compensation package.

Finding a Job

Online job postings can be a great resource, but don't forget to talk with faculty, friends and family when searching for a job. A personal connection can often help.

Local Job Search Resources

National Job Search Resources

  • USA Jobs: Includes many tips and explanations on the unique processes of applying for government jobs. By creating an account, you can save searches for jobs and resources. There are also sections by population: Individuals with Disabilities, Veterans, Students and Recent Graduates, Senior Executives.
    • Idealist: Contains resources and information relating to non-profit organizations. You can search for organizations, jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and individuals across the United States and internationally.
    • Simply Hired: This site is a webcrawler, similar to Simply Hired also allows for searching by industry category. You can also save job searches, sign up for job alerts and get e-mail updates based on preferences. Tip: Turn on your LinkedIn profile to gather information from your personal network as you are searching for jobs.
    • Indeed: Job search database 
    • Monster: Job search database