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Career Services

 

Resources

Career Resources

 

Career and Major Exploration
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bay Area Community College Consortium Bay Area Career Guide is a free online resource to discover, understand and pursue hundreds of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities at one of San Francisco Bay Area’s 26 community colleges.
  • 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.
  • Braintrack: Universities, Colleges, & Careers BrainTrack's Career Guide helps visitors evaluate career options and find schools through its extensive resources. The guide offers data on hundreds of careers that typically require higher education for entry or advancement and features links to thousands of schools.
  • 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.

 

Resume & Cover letter
    • Resume Companion for LMC: Create your own account (free to students with an Insite email account), choose from many resume designs, and get pre-written job descriptions created by resume professionals. You can save multiple versions and export to email, PDF or Word. Also provides cover letter templates.
    • Career Coach - Resume Builder

      The resume builder helps you create an effective and professional resume by providing an easy to follow, fill-in-the-blanks format and pre-written bullet points based on past jobs. It will format your resume for you and allow you to export it to Word.

    • Resume Writing Packet

      This document provides information on resume content and writing guidelines. It includes a list of action verbs, sample bullet points for a few common jobs, and cover letter guidelines.  Use in conjunction with the resume template below.

    • Resume Templates (Word)

      If you don't want to use the Resume Builder, you can use one of the templates below. For personalized help, make an appointment below to get your resume reviewed in the Career Services.

      Functional Resume Resume 1 Resume 2 Resume 3
    • Cover Letter Guidelines: Easy way to learn how to write a cover letter. Includes two formats: one standard and one to use when your skills closely match the job description.
    • Coverletters.com This site provides a wide variety of samples from entry level to executive careers.

 

The Job Search Process
  • College Central Network Services Current LMC students and alumni may create an account and search campus and off-site job openings.
  • Bright.com helps you to connect your job search to your family, friends and alumni network. Bright’s unique job search engine shows you what jobs are available at companies where your friends work. Bright has over 2,900 Jobs in Pittsburg and over 50,000 Jobs in the Bay Area.
  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Info on Careers in...
  • 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.