Career Facilitator

Welcome to Southwestern's Virtual Career Center!

Come see us in Southwestern's Stensland Hall next to the Bookstore!

Our experienced career coaches help you explore careers, see what credits you've earned so far can apply towards, help you write resumes, do mock interviews, and find jobs and apply for them. Our staff have access to school, community and state resources that help you get your career on track.

 

Check out our career blog: Live it to Love it!

See what happened at the April, 2016 Hiring Forum

 

Our tools here can help you make key decisions whether you’re deciding on a degree, looking for an internship, or preparing for job search. Spend some time exploring, learning about yourself and all the great resources at your fingertips!

 

Know yourself:  Click Start to get started.

Find your way. Click Discover to chart your course to a degree.

Get some help. Click Navigate to learn about Southwestern’s resources.

Do the work. Click Prepare for resume, cover letter, and other tools.

Go for the job. Click Apply for links to job postings and local placement services.

After you've explored on your own, reach out for some great practical help: practice your interviewing skills, check out InterviewStream and then come see us in Stensland Hall, inside Student Services, and we will get you access to online mock interviewing. We can also help you access the Oregon Career Information System or sign up to take the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC).

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For more information about us visit the About page.

Career Blog:

Live It To Love It - Transforming the Working Experience

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  • 06/16/2016 in Live It Blog

    Ten Tips for Turning an Interview Into a Job Offer

    In today’s competitive job market, only the best candidates are invited to interview for a job. The average number of people who apply for any given job is 118 . Statistically, twenty-percent of those applicants get an interview, but repeatable anecdotal evidence puts the number of interviews over applicants at a much smaller number, usually only 3-4 people, because organizations don’t have time availability to interview more. Needless to say, then, making the most out of every interview...
  • 05/25/2016 in Live It Blog

    Do You Know Your Networking Style?

    It makes a difference in your work life. By Teri Grier Southwestern Oregon Community College When students first begin college, they may think that obtaining their degree will be enough to have the kind of career they want. While earning a degree is a huge accomplishment, other factors play a huge role into getting not only the first job, but all jobs after. Who you know can be a big part of it. How you utilize who you know is an even bigger part of it. In a National Public Radio interview...
  • 05/06/2016 in Live It Blog

    Powerful Tools for Overcoming Nervousness or Fear of Speaking or Performing in Public

    Great tool for managing nervousness before, during and after interviews too! By: Teri Grier Southwestern Oregon Community College Harvard Professor, Psychologist and Author, Amy Cuddy advocates that “Striking a Pose” is a way to shape your emotions rather than your emotions shaping you. Her recently released book “ Presence ” expands on the concepts she introduced in her popular 2012 TED Talk, “ Your Body Shapes Who You Are” . She begins by telling her TED Talk audience to “Fake it until you...
  • 04/26/2016 in Live It Blog

    Why is Social Media a Must for Your Job Search?

    By Teri Grier Southwestern Oregon Community College We have to recognize that social media plays an important role in building our workforce. That includes both the employer and the job seeker. Today, Millennials account for 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , and they will account for 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials have grown up texting, tweeting, pinning, posting, following and friending and Gen X and even the Boomers are...
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