Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Job Search Assistance

As you approach graduation, Career Services can introduce you to tools and resources that will help you identify and market your skills to employers, discover employment opportunities, learn about recruitment activities, and more. This page provides an overview of our services and how they might help you prepare for your job search and begin your career.

Overview

Career Services invites employers from a broad range of industries to our campuses so they may discuss career paths and find potential candidates. Recruitment activities include job fairs, recruitment tables, and special presentations. We encourage you to check our calendar frequently as new activities are scheduled throughout the academic year.

On-Campus Recruitment
Each spring, Career Services organizes two job fairs, one of which focuses on our clinical health science programs. These fairs—which are typically held in April—provide a great opportunity for you to network with employers from a wide range of industries, discover career paths, and apply for jobs. In addition to formal job fairs, employers set up recruitment tables at various times throughout the academic year to discuss career paths, job opportunities, and recruit staff.

Employer Speaker Series
Representatives from local companies visit BCC to discuss career paths at their respective companies. Discussions often include tips on successful interview etiquette, résumé “do’s and don’ts”, and more. Regardless of your major, these talks provide a unique opportunity to hear directly from human resource professionals and ask those tough questions!

Job Search Tools and Resources

We offer a great selection of tools and resources that can help you market yourself to employers, find job postings, explore occupations and industries, and much more. These include the following:

Jobs Bulletin
Our Jobs Bulletin is an electronic resource that provides job seekers with a host of job search resources, including job postings from local employers, a listing of jobs from the Department of Workforce Development, links to a broad range of comprehensive career planning and job search resources (including over 100 industry-specific job search websites and professional organizations), an interactive blog where you can ask and seek answers to common questions and concerns; and much more.

Optimal Résumé
Optimal Résumé, one of our most popular resources, offers an amazing suite of online career tools to help job seekers create professional quality résumés and cover letters, manage an online portfolio, practice interview skills with an interactive virtual interview tool, and even develop a personal website! Optimal Résumé is available to all BCC students and graduates for up to six months after graduation.

Open and Classroom-Based Workshops
We offer open and classroom-based workshops on a variety of topics, including our various tools discussed above (e.g., Optimal Résumé, Career Dimensions, SIGI-Plus ), résumé writing, interviewing, how to identify and market your skills to employers and other essential strategies such as networking and navigating job fairs. Please check our calendar for a listing of topics and dates.

To learn more about job placement assistance at BCC, or to schedule an appointment, please call ext. 2959.