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Career Services

Assisting CVCC students and alumni

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We assist CVCC students and alumni with all aspects of the career development process, including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Preparing résumés and cover letters
  • Getting ready for interviews
  • Information on local jobs

Call 434.832.7665 or email StrasserJ@centralvirginia.edu for assistance. 
 
Current CVCC students may also make an appointment directly for assistance with Career Development topics via Navigate

College Central Network

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The College Central Network is CVCC’s official job resource and résumé system.  Students, alumni, and employers can easily
create a free account.

  • Apply to job opportunities posted exclusively for our school and search other opportunities via Jobs Central®
    and Intern Central® national job boards.
  • Create or upload your résumé and career portfolio and make it available to employers.
  • View our career events calendar, career/job search advice documents, podcasts, and videos.
  • Employers can search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

Not sure what you want to pursue?

   
  
Wondering about the local job market in your field? Curious about the education and skills needed to pursue a particular career?  Check out the links below to explore your options and gather information.

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College Central Network
The College Central Network is CVCC’s official online job resource and résumé system.  Students, alumni, and employers can easily create a free account.

  • Apply to job opportunities posted exclusively for CVCC and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central® national job boards.
  • Create or upload your résumé and career portfolio and make it available to employers.
  • View our career events calendar, career/job search advice documents, podcasts, and videos.
  • Employers can search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

Career Coach

Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

Take a free career assessment, browse careers and salaries, and find majors at Central Virginia Community College that lead to the career path you want to pursue.

Veterans can also find civilian careers related to their military occupation. There is also an easy résumé builder to help you create a professional résumé.

Rapid Hiring

Need a job right away? Many businesses are looking for workers. Check them out on the Rapid Hiring page.

Selecting a Career

UpperCampus

Download this free app and learn about careers, industries, and individual companies as you plan for your future. Enter Activation code bh4bc48 to join our CVCC group!
Get My Future

Geared toward young adults, this site can help you make plans for college and career and covers the basics on how to make that happen.
My Next Move

If you don’t know what career you’d like to pursue, this site will take your answers to questions about your interests and match them to potential career fields.

Skills Matcher

Rate your existing skills on a sliding scale and see how they relate to potential careers.  Combine this result with your interest and personality results and see what you find out.

Virginia Education Wizard

This is the recommended place to begin identifying majors and careers based on your interests, skills, and values.

Career Test

This link directs you to a quick Career Test in which you identify types of work you would like to do and work you would not like to do based on your personality. 

Exploring Career Fields

My Next Move

Input key words do or browse careers by industry.  View job outlook, typical job duties, as well as typical salary. 

My Skills My Future

Indicate a job you have had in the past or a career that interests you and it will suggest possible matches for you. It also links to job openings in those fields.

O*Net

Explore careers based on keyword, industry, or job title. This comprehensive site is a great way to research details of tasks, knowledge and skills needed to pursue each career.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Becomeopedia-Learn How to Become: Find your Dream Career

Review the type of education and experience you need for your dream career.  

Virginia Career and Workforce - Labor Market Information

View comprehensive information about expected job growth industries and detailed occupational data by regional areas in Virginia.  Check out the Top 5 in-demand occupations on the first page. Select “Career Search,” to see detailed information about specific careers.

Finding a Job

Opportunity Lynchburg

Search for Lynchburg area jobs in all sectors in one convenient place.

Virginia Career Works

Find jobs available in Central Virginia across all industries. Updated daily.

Virginia Workforce Connection

Search for jobs that have been posted statewide which are pulled from a variety of other sites. You can also post your résumé here and be alerted to job matches.

Career OneStop

Search for jobs by occupation and location nationwide.  View additional resources on the job search process.

Understanding Your Personality

16 Personalities

Take this free Personality Test using the NERIS Type Explorer and get a better understanding of who you are and why you do things the way you do in all aspects of your life.

123 Tests - Personality Tests

Take free personality tests to help you with career choice and success in the workplace.

Keirsey Personality Instrument

This personality inventory can give insight into the type of role you like to play in the workplace. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II basic report is free to view.

 

Career Resources

     
                         
The Career Services Office has a new home!
Merritt Hall, room 5112
 
Help is available by phone, email, Zoom video conferencing, and in-person.
  • One-on-One Virtual Appointments - Meet individually for personalized career and job search assistance
  • Career Development Workshops - Periodic workshops on career topics offered on campus and remotely
  • Career and Job Fairs - Local employers come to campus (or meet virtually) twice a year to recruit student and alumni employees
  • Career Corner Resource Area - Computer and printer available for student use for career needs when campus is open