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Learn More About Myself

Learning about yourself is an important step in the career development process. The more you know about your values, interests, personality and skills, the better you’ll be able to find employment you enjoy.

  • Career Coach: Discover majors, education and in-demand careers based on your interests.
  • Nccareers.org Interest Profiler: Translate your interests into occupations that are a good fit for you.
  • O*Net Online Interest Profiler
  • Make an appointment with a Career Counselor. It’s completely free and you can schedule it through your Starfish account!
  • Sign up for one of our free career assessment workshops.

Write a Resume or Cover Letter

Resumes and cover letters are important pieces of the job search process. Paying attention to these documents will serve you well as you seek employment.

  • Download our Resume & Cover Letter Handbook
  • Not sure how to start your document? Log in to your TechLink account and look at sample resume and cover letter templates. Or, schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor through Starfish and we will help you get started.
  • Make an appointment to have your resume or cover letter reviewed. It’s completely free and you can schedule it through your Starfish account!

Find a Work-Based Learning Internship

Work-Based Learning is an opportunity to earn academic credit and gain work experience and skills by productively working in an environment related to your program of study.

  • Work-Based Learning Internships occur within each of the academic semesters (Fall/Spring/Summer) and require preparation during the prior semester.
  • Log into Techlink to learn more about Work-Based Learning, determine if you are eligible for the program and complete an application.

Build My Network

  • LinkedIn is the world’s largest online networking tool. Create a profile and start making connections today! You can also search for and apply to jobs.
  • Organizations/associations at the local, state, regional and national level often offer discounts for student membership and conference attendance. This can be a great way to learn more about what you want to do and an opportunity to meet and talk to people in the field.
  • Consider going to events within your local community. Search places like Eventbrite that have events which align with your interests. You will probably learn something new and meet new people, too!
  • Networking is important because it’s often how many people get jobs. You may be thinking that the people you already know well, your friends and family, will be the people who help you get to your next job. While that my be true, it is more often “weak ties” who help us get where we are going. Weak ties are people who know us but do not know us as well as our family and close friends.
  • Sometimes the thought of networking can be scary. Let’s think about it this way: networking is you getting to know more people than you know now. You’ll get to know people you don’t know (yet!) through having conversations with them about things you already know, and things you are probably studying right now.
  • It’s a learning opportunity. Learning is fun! Think of talking to new people as the chance to learn something you didn’t already know. Sometimes this will give you new ideas and maybe even a chance at new opportunities.
  • Keep track of the people you meet! Consider using an Excel spreadsheet or something where you can store names, contact information, company/organization, position title, and notes that will help you follow-up with these new connections.

Find a Job

  • Attend the Job Fair!
  • Look for a job in College Central Network—Forsyth Tech’s job search database.
    (Log in using your TechLink ID and password)
  • Check out North Carolina STAR JOBS where you can identify promising occupations based on a star rating system.
  • Go directly to the websites of companies and organizations where you would like to work. See if they have a sections where available jobs are posted.
  • CareerOneStop has a wealth of information on career exploration, training and jobs.
  • NCWorks has a job board for available opportunities in North Carolina.
  • Go directly to the websites of companies and organizations where you would like to work. See if they have a sections where available jobs are posted.