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A guide to help you find resources to create a resume, prepare for an interview, research internships, utilize social media, and explore job sites on the web.
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NECC Career Services

Check out NECC's Career Services for information about Career Workshops, Career Counseling, Job Placement Assistance and Student Interships.

"Career Services helps students and alumni identify and pursue satisfying career through a variety of programs and services. We also offer programs to assist those employers who are seeking talented students or alumni."

To schedule an appointment, please call 978-556-3722 or email: careerplanning@necc.mass.edu

Search Internships Online

Internships are not only a great way to gain more experience for your resume, but more job seekers are finding out it's a perfect opportunity to showcase their skills and expertise.

  • Internmatch
    Search for Internships by company, city or category.
  • USAJOBS -Student Jobs
    The Federal governments site for students and recent graduates. Search internships or find jobs for recent graduates.
  • Idealist.org
    Search Internships by area of focus, skills, interest or location.
  • Monster College
    Entry-level jobs, internships, career advice and more for college students and recent grads.

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Use Social Media for Your Job Search

Linked In, Facebook, & Twitter are just a few social media sites that offer more opportunities for professional networking in addition to connecting with family and friends. Social networking should not be overwhelming. Take the time to think about which tools your future employer may use the most and master those social media sites to build your own professional brand.

Create Resumes Online

  • Susan Ireland Resumes
    From the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume, this site offers help with resume writing and online workshops.
  • Federal Job's Network
    A career center for individuals seeking federal jobs also offers help with resume building and examples.
  • Riley Guide
    Founded by a university librarian, Margaret F. Dikel (formerly Margaret Riley),this site provides help with cover letters and resume preparation.
  • The Purdue OWL: Resumes and Vitas
    Purdue's Online Writing Lab has information about the writing differences between resumes and curriculum vitae.

Learn About the Company

Use the following business databases to research your company, find specific associations and learn about current industry trends.To access NECC Llbrary databases you will need an NECC Library card number and password. If you don't have one, please request one online or contact the library.

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