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Transfer & Career Services

Your path to transfer and career success!

Resources

Career Resources

Career Development Process

Resumes and Cover Letters

 

Reflect - Career Assessments and Activities

Not sure what you want to do? Try out some of these activities to get ideas!
Note: the website and activities are suggestions for self-reflection and not intended to provide answers to career questions or career paths. It is highly recommended to meet with a career counselor to discuss the results from any activities in this section.

 

Values/Work Environment

Skills

Personality

  • Woofound Personality Assessment - Click on "Sign up" button to create a free account. Then proceed to the activity which takes about 15-20 minutes, showing pictures of actions and activities and asks you "like me or not". You simply select which the picture represents. At the end of the assessment it will give an overview of personality traits and details, as well as career matches and career profile overviews. Want to keep a summary of your results? Use this Woofound Summary Sheet.
  • 16 Personalities - Click on the "Take the Test" button to do this assessment which takes about 10-20 minutes. This activity is similar to the Myers Briggs Type Personality Indicator (MBTI) provides you with information on your personality preferences such as how you make decisions, where you get your energy from, how you prefer to process information, and how you like to organize things around you in the world. This information is useful when exploring different career and work environments and activities. Want to keep a summary of your results? Use this 16 Personalities Summary handout. Want to know about the 4-letter code in your results? Use the MBTI Overview handout for descriptions of each of the letters and and the MBTI 16 Personality Descriptions handout for a short overview of each of the 16 personality type descriptions.

Interests

  • Holland Code Interests Activity This downloadable handout can help you quickly assess what your Holland Interest Code is, which has conections to many options of majors and careers.
    • Use the first page of the handout to identify your three Holland Interest Codes.
    • Then use the Holland Packet to read over each of those interest area pages which lists characteristics of the interest area, LMC-related majors, 4-year school related majors, and career options.
    • Finally use the second page of the activity sheet to write down those characteristics, majors, and careers you want to remember and further explore
  • O'Net Holland Code Interest Profiler (click “next” button at bottom right of box to continue to activity) - Activity takes about 15 minutes. At the end you will see your 3 letter Holland Interest Code. You can use this code to match to career fields that involve those same interests.
  • Interest Career Test - Activity takes about 20 minutes of answering questions about how much you like or dislike participating in different work activities. At the end it will show you categories of types of work that are high, medium, or low interest for you. You can then use those categories to search for career descriptions, including salary and projected job growth.

 

Explore - Major and Career Information

Major Information

  • Contra Costa Careers Pathways Research career opportunities available to graduates of the career and technical education (CTE) programs offered at Los Medanos College as well as our sister colleges, DVC and Contra Costa College.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? This College Majors Database presents detailed profiles on the nearly 1,200 different degrees and majors offered by U.S. colleges. This one-of-a-kind database allows you to search, browse and explore virtually every major or degree offered in America.

Industry Information

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
  • O*NET: Occupational Information Network The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and provides easy access to that information.
  • Holland Interest Code Job Titles: Already know your Holland Code? This site will list jobs that involve your top interests. Not sure what your Holland Code is? Start here.
  • Career Coach This site provides LOCALIZED information and the most current data on wages, employment, job postings, and educational opportunities and training in the Contra Costa and San Francisco Bay Area.
  • California Career Zone Explore your interests, skills and workplace values. Research "job families" and occupations. Find colleges based on majors and discover how much your education will cost. If you create a free account, you can save your results and also create resumes and more.
  • California Career Cafe A virtual Career Services for California Community College Students. Get help choosing a pathway, getting experience, getting advice and finding a job.

Information on Specific Careers Fields

    • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)An authoritative resource on how to prepare for and pursue a career in medicine. This site also features a unique online community where students can have their questions answered by medical school experts on a range of topics from the MCAT, to financial aid, to preparing for medical school interviews.
    • The Art Career Project Think there are no "real" jobs for artistic types? Think again. This website provides information on career options for artists.
    • Ed.gov An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families. Their mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.
    • Teaching Certification www.teaching-certification.com - Find information on becoming a teacher and the different certifications required and available by state. Also provides a list of schools that offer teaching credentials.
    • Careersinpsychology.org A resource for students that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. The site has career and licensure info, jobs, experts (some of the top psychologists in the world), and internships.
    • Public Service Careers Interested in public safety, healthcare, education, emergency management, or law? This website provides a great overview of these fields and more!

 

Pursue - Job/Internship Searching Strategies and Resources
  • College Central Network Services Targeted on-campus and off-campus job listings for LMC students!!. Current LMC students and alumni may create an account and search campus and off-site job openings. Students and employers must create an account, which is then approved by Employment Services.
  • LinkedIn Online networking site that can help you be more effective in your daily work and open doors to opportunities using the professional relationships you already have. LinkedIn is an online network of more than 16 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. Need help building your profile? Use this LinkedIn Profile Checklist and feel free to set up an appointment with a Career Counselor to review your profile.
  • Salaryexpert Find out what kind of salary you can expect in your area for specific jobs.
  • California Career Resource Network - Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don't know which occupation to choose? Wondering if your chosen occupation will pay you enough to live on in California? Check out this site.
  • Glassdoor.com - Provides an inside look at salaries, reviews and interview questions posted by employees at more than 300,000 organizations. Content includes actual interview questions and reviews for specific employers from previous interview candidates; specific salary, bonus, and commission details; and reviews of the company culture and working conditions.
  • General

    http://www.indeed.com – general listings

    https://www.internbound.com/ - intern jobs

  • Non-profit/Government/Arts Jobs

    http://www.idealist.org

    http://www.usajobs.gov

    https://www.calopps.org/

    http://artjobs.artsearch.us/job-type/internship-opportunities-usa/

    http://www.bavc.org/

    https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

    http://www.americasjobcenter.ca.gov/

  • Business/Communications Jobs

    http://www.bayareastar.org/find-a-job-and-internship

    http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/

    http://pubpronetwork.org/jobs-bank/

    https://www.jobsinsports.com/

  • Environmental Jobs

    http://www.ecojobs.com/index.php

    https://greenjobs.com/

  • Science/Engineering

    http://biospace.org

    http://www.ncarb.org/Becoming-an-Architect.aspx

    http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm

  • Healthcare

    https://www.aapa.org/what-is-a-pa/

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/your-nursing-career

    http://cphan.org/category/job-listings/

 

 

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