Job Seekers

Employment for Student and Community Job Seekers

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. 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.

Remote Career Services

Career Services is here to help students, alumni, and the community with job searching during this remote environment. 

Resume Assistance

WinWay® Resume can help you write a professional-looking resume. The software is easy to use and Career Services will help you navigate it like a pro. Staff will also critique your resume and cover letter.

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.

External Internships and Job Opportunities

Internship and employment opportunities are posted on College Central Network and through our Social Media: Twitter (@CCNKishCollege).

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

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! According to a SHRM HR survey, 84% of organizations are using social media in their recruitment. 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

Assistance is available via email or a scheduled zoom appointment. Contact Amanda Kost at aohare@kish.edu

Live Virtual Events

Upcoming Workshops

Event

Date

Time

Resume Assistance October 6 3:00 pm
Resume Assistance October 13 3:00 pm
Professional Etiquette October 16 11:00 am
Resumes October 20 3:00 pm
Efficient Job Searching Tactics  October 21 10:00 am

To register for these events, email aohare@kish.edu

Network with employers who are hiring for Part-Time, Temporary, and Seasonal positions via Zoom!  Participants are required to register at:
https://kishjobfair.eventbrite.com. 

Be ready for the job fair by participating in the Interviewing Prep workshop on September 16.

Recorded Zoom Webinars

Additional Resources

Additional web sources to help in job searching:

Contact Information

For additional information or questions, contact:

Amanda Kost
815-825-9472
aohare@kish.edu