Free Career Resources
We know that finding the right career is a process. And we want to help you be successful in your job search. That’s why we listed a wide variety of resources below that will help with resume writing, career planning, job search, interview tips, and more.
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Resume & Prep
CareerOneStop’s Resume Guide is a step-by-step plan for what to include on a resume with tips for writing, formatting, and polishing your resume.
Create a professional resume with the only truly free resume builder, Resume.com. Browse templates, then easily build and share your resume.
NorthStar Digital Literacy
Northstar Digital Literacy offers lessons and assessments of the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and education. We offer this free to our current students.
Email and other communication systems are frequently used in many careers. It is important to follow some rules when utilizing these in order to be courteous and professional.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations
Living Wage Calculator
A living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.
With VA Wizard, you can complete personalized assessments, explore careers, estimate and compare college costs, find and apply for financial aid and scholarships, and plan your transfer to four-year colleges.
CareerScope helps students create a path to career success with recommendations that are the foundation for setting education and work goals. We offer this free to our current students.
Applying for a Job?
Filling out a job application is often your first step in applying for a job. Employers use it to learn about your qualifications and compare you to other applicants. Follow these tips to make sure you make the most of your opportunity.
Virginia Career Works Job Postings
VCW’s mission is to advance economic stability and growth by preparing and connecting people who want to work with employers who need to hire through its training providers and network of professional partners.
LinkedIn is a professional networking and career development social platform that allows job seekers to post their resumes and employers to post job openings.
With Indeed, you can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career. With tools for job search, resumes, company reviews, and more.
Top Interview Questions
A list of some of the most common interview questions and how to answer them.
Dressing appropriately is important because the first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing.
How to create an Elevator Pitch
Your elevator pitch is a short, personal selling statement. It should be brief enough to use while riding in an elevator with the person next to you and when meeting employers at career fairs.
Interview TED Talks
Interviews can be intimidating. These talks are full of useful tips, tricks, and advice that can prepare you for your interview and help you land the job you’re after.
College or Training
Mountain Empire Community College
Mountain Empire Community College is a comprehensive two-year college serving residents of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson Counties, and the City of Norton.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, four-year residential liberal arts college located in the beautiful mountains of Wise, Virginia.
Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of financial aid for college in the U.S. Understand aid, apply for aid, and manage your student financial aid on StudentAid.gov.
The College Scorecard is an online tool, created by the United States government, to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States.
Child Care VA
ChildCareVA.com provides a comprehensive repository of resources and information to make choosing safe, quality child care easier for parents.
Local Food Banks
Feeding Southwest Virginia’s mission is to nourish neighbors, engage community partners, and develop solutions to address food insecurity.
Companies that hire Felons
Getting a job after a felony may be difficult but it’s not impossible. Multiple companies in the United States are open to hiring felons.
Mountain Empire Transit is a public transit system serving Lee, Scott and Wise counties and Norton. Anyone can ride Mountain Empire Transit.
Attention all current students!
Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Our Career Coach Jessica is here to help! With a passion for helping students reach their career goals, Jessica is the perfect person to guide you on your career journey.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity by submitting a career coaching meeting request through the web form below. Invest in your future and take the first step towards reaching your career aspirations. Jessica can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, and more!