RCC offers many services for individuals seeking employment and for employers who need a quality workforce. These services include interests, abilities, and values assessments, career counseling, resume writing, training and preparation for new job opportunities.
Before students enroll in college or become too involved in their chosen degrees, they should ask themselves the following questions:
1. Why do I want a degree in this field?
2. What do I plan to do with this degree when I graduate?
3. Do I, or will I, enjoy most of the courses I am required to take?
4. Am I aware of my capabilities and interests?
If students have difficulty answering these questions, they may want to schedule an appointment with one of the staff in the Career Center to participate in the assessment services offered through the Career Center. If students are satisfied with their chosen majors, the Career Center can still serve them in a variety of ways. Many students use the Career Center daily to acquire valuable, up-to-date information on:
1. Colleges and universities throughout the country.
2. Occupations, job descriptions, employment outlook, and salary possibilities.
3. Resume writing.
4. Job interview skills.
5. Financial aid sources.
6. College transfer opportunities.
There are no charges for any of the services offered by the Career Center.
The Career Center is adjacent to the lobby of the Hugh A. Lee Building.
Director of Career Center: Dr. Carlotta Knotts
Phone: 910 410-1702
Hours: Monday – Thursday – 8 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
First Health of the Carolinas (www.firsthealth.org/About%20FirstHealth/Careers)
NC Works (www.ncworks.gov/)
This site allows you to search job postings by county and a wide variety of job opportunities.
RCC Job Bank (www.richmondcc.edu/employment)
Search RCC job bank for full-time and part-time positions at the college.
Richmond County Daily Journal (http://nc.myownjobmatch.com/)
Apparel Executives, which will connect job seekers with career opportunities in the apparel and fashion industries. (http://apparelexecutives.com)
Career Bliss (www.careerbliss.com)
Career Bliss empowers you to choose happy with company reviews and ratings, salary info and jobs.
Career Builder (www.careerbuilder.com)
The most visited job-related site on the Internet, this site provides classified ads from US newspapers and numerous employers. Additional services include employer profiles, news headline, career resources and help with you resume.
Divercity Board (www.divercityboard.com)
This site specializes in job opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities.
Federal Civil Service (https://www.usajobs.gov/)
Higher Education (www.higheredjobs.com
This site features postsecondary employment opportunities.
Indeed crawls over employer’s web pages, local newspapers, company, and agency openings.
This site provides listings of over 50,000 jobs worldwide. It offers a variety of job-search tools, including employers’ profiles, job listings and job-search articles.
NC Office of State Human Resources (www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/)
This site lists all civil service jobs in North Carolina.
Pilot Newspaper (http://thepilot.thejobnetwork.com/)
Southern Pines, NC
Snagajob is a niche employment website used primarily by hourly workers and employers of hourly workforces.
INROADS is a non-profit organization helping business and industry develop talented minority young people for professional careers. INROADS places college students in two or four-year internships with participating organizations and trains them for corporate and community leadership.
Regional Internship Council (www.ric-swpa.org)
The Regional Internship Center is the region’s only centralized internship clearinghouse where college students and recent graduates can connect with employers across all industries.
US Interns.Com (www.usinterns.com)
This website showcases internships, co-ops, and summer jobs. It features high-tech positions, along with other areas of interest.
Environmental Career Opportunities (www.ecojobs.com)
This site is a source for job vacancies in the environmental field serving job seekers and employers. It includes a link to environmental-related internships.
Career Planning Resource: In-depth guide for college students
You’ve got 10 minutes to make an impression: Use it wisely. Practical tips about how to dress, what to say, what not to say in a job interview from Carolyn Bigda, reporter for Money Magazine.
How to Dress for a Business Interview (video tutorial)
Dress for Success (video tutorial)
Advice from an HR Exec and a Fashion Rep on dressing for success.
Social Media Guidelines for Nurses
Social media use is ubiquitous, but inappropriate posts by nurses have resulted in licensure and legal repercussions. NCSBN has developed guidelines for nurses and nursing students for using social media responsibly. Key points of these guidelines are summarized, along with dramatization of potential scenarios of inappropriate social media use.
Visit https://www.ncsbn.org for more information.
How to Make an Easy Resume in Microsoft Word 2010
This video shows how to make a simple, fast resume in Microsoft Word 2010. This would also work in 2007 or 2013.
It’s important to have a well-structured, professional resume when applying for a job. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s default templates are far from professional, and most users don’t know how to create a clean resume from scratch.
The resume created in this video is flexible, easy to use, and easy for employers to scan.
How to Write a Good Resume
Download the Ebook of this Tutorial at: http://techblue.org
This tutorial will teach you how to write an effective resume for a job you may be applying for. Whether you are writing a resume for your first job or not. These resume tips and tricks will make your resume look much more professional.
10 Tips for a Better Cover Letter
Tips to help job seekers write a better, attention grabbing cover letter.
Résumé Writing Video Tutorial
Résumé Writing Video Tutorial created by Lawrence University Career Services
Résumé Pro: How to Write an Effective Résumé
Career Development Center Workshops Intern Daniel Hallak gives examples and advice for writing a successful résumé. January 21, 2009.