Job Seekers

Employment for Student and Community Job Seekers

The Career Services at Kishwaukee College offers a wide variety of services to assist you with your job search--from beginning to end. Our professional staff provides resources and consultation on the ins and outs of initiating a job search, writing a resume and cover letter, and interviewing techniques. The Career Services offers annual job fairs/hiring events, access to employment listings, information on employers, WinWay® resume software, workshops, mock interviews with video option and a computer lab to assist you in your job search.

Job Fairs & Hiring Events 

For information on upcoming Job Fairs please visit www.collegecentral.com/kishwaukeecollege or call 815-825-9472

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

WinWay® Resume can help you write a professional-looking resume. The software is easy to use and a staff member will help you navigate it like a pro. Career Services staff will also critique your resume and cover letter. You can visit the Career Services on a walk-in basis or schedule a one-on-one appointment at 815-825-9472.

Mock Interviews

Get rid of interview jitters by participating in a mock interview with Career Services staff.  Develop confidence by practicing your answers and improving your delivery. Make an appointment at the Career Services prior to your interview.

Student Employment on Campus (Federal Work-Study)

Employment on campus is available to students through the Federal Work-Study program. Please contact Human Resources at 815-825-9370 for more information. 

Social Media for Job Seekers

Learn to leverage the internet and social media to assist you in your job search! Do not wait until you graduate to start utilizing these important job search tools. 

Facebook– Join job groups that feature local hiring
LinkedIn– Search jobs and network with people in your field
Twitter– Follow companies you would like to work for or the Kishwaukee College Career Center @CCNKishCollege
Online Portfolio– Showcase your work and projects
Meet-up Groups– Excellent local networking resource

According to Jobvite 2014 Social Recruiting Survey,

73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media.

Networks they have hired through:

LinkedIn-79%
Facebook-26%
Twitter-14%
Candidate Blog-7%

Glassdoor for Students

This version of Glassdoor is geared specifically to students!

It allows you to search all positions by area, entry-level positions only, or internships only. It also provides excellent background information about companies, potential salaries, and reviews from current and past employees to give you an idea of what it might be like working for an organization or business.