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Student Job Search Services - FAQ's
Resume Critiques, interviewing basics, job search and networking skills and employability skill attainment are some of the services available. Learn and practice the essential soft-skills necessary for employment by scheduling an individual appointment, attending our workshops and seminars and using OCC's online Virtual Career Fair, Jobline.
Students interested in learning more about career exploration can meet with an advisor in the Advising, Transfer and Career Services Office. We are located in the Administration Building (#1), on the street level floor. We are open on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed) Monday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm and Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
Advisors will assist students in determining their career advising needs. Advisors can discuss major exploration and help students decide if they are in the right major for their intended career path. Advisors can also teach students to use the resources available to them, such as NJ Transfer, Career Coach and What Can I Do With That Major?
Students who would like more in-depth career advising, such as assessment review, resume critique, or interview preparation can make an appointment at our front desk or by calling 732-255-0300.
Students who need assistance with resume writing or critique can make an appointment by calling 732-255-0300.
Yes! Websites like the ones here can help you to understand how to build and write your resume.
Tips for Building a Resume:
College student resume tips: https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/resume-tips-for-college-students
- There could be one or more interviewers.
- Introduce yourself with a firm handshake, warm smile and make good eye contact.
- Questions are asked that determine your qualifications for the job, how motivated you are to perform the job, and whether you and the company are a good match.
At the end of the interview, you may be asked, “Do you have any questions?” Always have at least one or two questions to ask.
- When the interview is over, end with another firm handshake and good eye contact.
Students who need assistance with interviewing skills or preparation can make an appointment by calling 732-255-0300.
An elevator speech is a short speech (less than 1 minute, typically 15-30 seconds) that tells who you are, your field of interest, and what you are looking to do. It is used in a variety of networking environments.
Sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can be used as networking tools; they enable you to connect to larger numbers of people.
One way employers find out about your personality is to conduct an Internet search of your name.