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Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired!

Did you know that finding the right job, writing a compelling resume, and having a successful job interview are equally important to the technical skills you learn in class when you are ready to launch your career? It’s true. The good news is, all of the training, personal attention and information you need to be a highly successful employment candidate is available to you right here through Career Connection.

MNTC Career Portfolio

What Is a Career Portfolio?

The MNTC Career Portfolio is a job-hunting tool that you develop that gives employers a picture of who you are—your experience, your education, your accomplishments, and your skills. Not only does it show the employer who you are, but it also displays what you have the potential to become. It is designed to do one thing—to support you as you market yourself!

Resumes

The purpose of a resume is to present you as a potential candidate with the necessary qualifications to meet the job specifications.  It is your advertising or marketing tool designed to sell the employer on your strongest qualifications for a particular position or type of employment.  It should be well written, error free and present your accomplishments favorably.

Job Applications

Completing job applications is usually the first step in every job search.  The importance of correctly completing an application should not be underestimated.  This document provides a tremendous opportunity to sell yourself and to make a good first impression.  To help you take your application to the next level check out the following information and resources:

Interviews

Have You Rehearsed for Your Job Interview!  

Most students put a lot of effort into getting the interview, but many fall apart during the actual interview. Why? Poor planning, lack of preparation and no practice.

Instead of chancing it, or relying on luck, practice for your next job interview by using one or all 3 of the methods listed below.

Job Search Letters

In your campaign to secure employment, a letter is often the first contact between you and a prospective employer, therefore it is imperative to plan the content, use an appropriate format, and proofread carefully.

Dress for Success

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That's why it's always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.

Attend Upcoming Job Fairs

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Job Fairs located at our Franklin Road campus in the IT Building.

You will have the opportunity to meet with our skillful and highly motivated, soon to be graduates who possess a wealth of different skills and backgrounds.

Only a limited number of vendors will be invited so as to allow more time with each candidate.  Register below to reserve a FREE table.  Space is limited.

Steps to Success Workshop Series

Steps to Success workshops cover employability preparation ranging from meeting an employer's expectations to acing the job interview. Each semester, Career Connection hosts workshops on various job search topics including:

Smart Work Ethics Training

This training teaches effective steps to personal responsibility in the workplace, It will help you to develop a more in-depth understanding of how you view work, view yourself in the world of work, and how you view others in relationships to work.  In addition this program will help you to understand what employers expect and challenge you to exceed those expectations.

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning provides students with opportunities to study complex subject matter as well as vital workplace skills in a hands-on, "real life" environment. Students have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom to tasks performed in the workplace or community.