Job Seeker Services - Southwestern Illinois College

We Can Help From Start To Finish!

Career Services is here to help you with finding your career path, locating the perfect position, constructing your resume, and landing the job interview!

Services are FREE!

These services are completely FREE and open to all current and former students as well as staff and the community.

Appointments or Walk In!

You do not need an appointment for these services and can simply walk in. However, to ensure we can assist you in a timely manner calling ahead is appreciated.

See below for the roadmap of services to your career success!

Career Interest Assessments

If you are undecided and have not declared a program of study because you are not sure what field to go into, or not really sure what is required for a certain career, then we can provide you with in depth career assessments that can help you pin point what areas you may be interested in or qualified for.

Even if you are certain what field you want to pursue, this is a fun service to take advantage of to learn about yourself and gain knowledge about your strengths and weaknesses that you can use when answering those tough interview questions like: “what is your biggest weakness?”

Job Search

College Central Network, is a free job placement system that consists of an online database of full-time and part-time job openings for individuals who are seeking employment. Interested job candidates may contact employers directly if the position fits their needs. There is the ability to post your resume in the online database as well, which can then be reviewed by employers. Please see infographic below for more details.

Additionally, we have all the latest job postings in the area on our job boards located in front of our department in the IS Building, as well as across from Public Safety in the MC Building.

If nothing on those boards interest you, please stop by as we have countless more opportunities posted in our office that our staff would be more than happy to assist you with. You never know, your dream job could be waiting!

Resume and Cover Letter Writing

The Career Services computer lab is open to all students, staff, and the community for preparation and filing of resumes and cover letters; with a laser printer available for hard copies.

We have certified resume writers here ready and able to help you create the perfect resume for your perfect career.

If you are unable to meet in person, but still need assistance with these, we can meet with you virtually and share screens so we can still assist you in writing your resume or cover letter.

Interview Preparation

Career Services offers practice interviews, that cover interview techniques to help you with those interview day nerves and jitters.

We also have the capacity to conduct these virtually if you need to prepare for all those technical problems that could arise or are unable to meet in person.

Virtual Reality

Come test drive your next career!

If you are not sure which field you are interested in, or careers you may be skilled at, come try out our new Oculus headsets that have several vocational and technical trades uploaded for you to try out before you enroll into the program or apply for the job!

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