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Everything you do at HCCC is related to your career. Isn’t that why you came to college? This page highlights a few resources and ways Career Services can help you on your career journey.
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There are three basic stages of career development: exploration, readiness, and management. Progression through these stages varies person to person. You can move through them in any order or at the same time. We are confident you will experience the stages multiple times in your journey. Being in college is part of your career journey. Review below to understand more about the three stages and how Career Services can work with you to support you and your career development.
One of the best places to start is assessing yourself. Assessment may be a formal evaluation or just a conversation with your Career Coach. The ultimate goal is to gain a better understanding of yourself. This is especially helpful if you have no idea what you want to do!
Another way to explore career options it to gain hands-on experience. Experience empowers students to make realistic decisions and expand their networks, which is the best way to create future job opportunities for yourself. Experience can be added to your resume, expose you to career paths, and create relationships for references in the future.
Much of exploration is simply doing research. If you already have a career objective in mind, do you know the minimum education requirements to get a job? Do you know which major is the best fit for you? The following are examples of topics to research to inform your choices.
Employers will either come to campus or host a virtual information session to promote the company and the jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities students are eligible to apply to. This is a chance for you to ask questions and learn more before applying to ensure it’s a fit for your professional goals. Your presence is also a way to promote yourself and stand out as a strong candidate before you apply.
Employers will host in-person or virtual interview events for current vacancies. These companies are a part of the Career Services Team’s professional network and are interested in hiring Hudson County Community College students directly. Leverage our network to get your foot in the door and experience on your resume.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers identified eight competencies associated with “career readiness” outlined below.
The following are just a snapshot of other skills to develop and refine throughout the course of your life. While it can focus on personal enrichment and growth, it undoubtedly intersects with your career development.
We know that this process is long and difficult. We are not just a resource for you but part of your support system. Whether you need to vent your frustrations or ask for general guidance, we are here for you.