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Job Search Resources

North Carolina's central online resource for students, parents, educators, job seekers and career counselors looking for high quality job and career information. 

Career Assessments are available under the "Find My Interests" tab.


The O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help job seekers plan career options and prepare for the fututre, designed for students making the transition between scool-to-work.


NCWorks is a one-stop online resource for job seekers in the state. Search through open positions, create resumes and find training opportunities.



Skill Building Tools

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Ready to ace your interview? For tips on performing well, read through step #9 on the Ultimate Career Guide below and these helpful resources:

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The Ultimate Career Guide

We've laid out the steps to help guide you to success, toward your career goals. 

First, explore your personal interests and career options. Use the resources found on this page 

Take the initiative to delve into your desired career field or industry. Utilize various resources such as the internet, engaging in conversations with professionals, reading relevant books and articles, attending workshops or seminars, and seeking informational interviews. This comprehensive exploration will provide you with valuable insights and knowledge to make informed decisions about your career path.

After collecting information about your skills, interests, and aspirations, seek out professional counselors who specialize in career development. They can help you clarify your goals, identify potential career paths, and develop a strategic plan to achieve them. A career coach can offer personalized advice, support, and resources tailored to your individual needs, helping you make informed decisions and progress in your career journey.

Reflect on your skills, strengths, and interests to identify potential career paths that align with your abilities and aspirations. Consider what you excel at and enjoy doing, and use these insights to focus your search on roles that leverage your unique skill set. Your career advisor can provide guidance in identifying transferable skills and exploring industries and positions that match your strengths.   

A career advisor can assist you in crafting an exceptional resume and compelling cover letter. These essential documents will elevate your job application, giving you a competitive edge in the hiring process.

Utilize a LinkedIn account to explore job opportunities, research potential employers, and learn about companies on the platform. Additionally, leverage LinkedIn as a powerful tool to introduce yourself to professionals in your industry and establish meaningful connections online.


Engaging in work-based learning opportunities such as job shadows, apprenticeships, and internships can be invaluable in helping you discern the best profession for you. These hands-on experiences provide firsthand exposure to different career paths, allowing you to explore various industries, roles, and work environments.

Now's the time to actually search for that job! Make the most of your school's resources, expand your network, and utilize reputable job search websites like Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn Jobs.

Prepare for your upcoming interview by conducting a test run with a career advisor or a supportive individual. Use this opportunity to simulate the interview experience, practicing your responses to common questions and refining your communication skills. Additionally, plan your interview attire in advance to ensure you present yourself professionally and confidently.


Stay resilient and persistent in your job search journey. Look to your career advisor for encouragement during the waiting period. Don't hesitate to request feedback from potential employers after interviews and follow up on job applications.

By remaining proactive, receptive to feedback, and supported by your network, you'll be better equipped to navigate the challenges of the job search process and achieve your career goals.