Services - Southwestern Illinois College

Job Seeker Services

Career Services is here to help you with finding what career path you want to take, locating the perfect position, constructing your resume, and landing the job interview! We can help from start to finish! These services are completely FREE and open to all current and former students as well as staff and the community. 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.

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 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.

NEW! Social Media Scrubbing

Employers in this era are now viewing your social media before making their hiring decisions. Is your social media prepared for this? If not, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Just stop in and let us set you up with our FREE Social Media Scrubbing. We simply link you with fancy software that will scrub your social media clean of any and all posts on your accounts that may be flagged inappropriate by an interested employer. It gives you the ability to easily delete or manage the posts, so you are ready for the job hunting to begin!

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