Welcome to our Career Page!
Practice vital career developmental skills now as a Gavilan College student, see tips below!
Start by taking this customized Gavilan College Career Coach assessment which links you to specific majors, careers, certificates and degrees offered at Gavilan College.
Next, meet with a Academic Counselor to discuss your results and discuss your academic, career and personal goals.
Tips to prepare for Career Fairs:
- Watch this Building Your Resume Workshop to help you create or update a resume and bring copies with you.
- Dress to impress! First impressions are only once so let's make it a great one.
- Prepare conversations with employers.
- Prepare an “elevator pitch” or personal pitch that is clear & concise. Feel free to view the videos below for tips.
- Is the [open role] you currently have listed more focused on [some function or aspect of the company] or [some other function or aspect of the company]?
- I noticed the job description for [open role] listed [some vague item] in the responsibilities—what do you mean by that?
- In a typical day, what does [open role] do?
- What’s the biggest challenge the new [open role] can help solve?
- Who’s the manager/direct report for this role?
- What’s this team’s biggest goal in the next six months?
- I don’t have a traditional background in [field or function] but I have worked on [something relevant]. Would that be a good fit for [open role]?
- Ask for ways to keep in touch after meeting them.
- Will you reach them? How can they reach you?
- Follow up with employers. Keeping your word shows initiative, interest and follow through; all great qualities of a professional.
Harvard University Resources
- Resume and Cover Letter- provides tips, resume samples, templates, action verbs
- CVs and Cover Letter
- Resume and Cover Letter for Master Students -
Have fun & enjoy networking!
Opportunities This Semester
Workforce Recruitment Program Flyer Registration deadline: October 13, 2022
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is for talented college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities to find internships and jobs in the Federal Government. Applying is an
excellent way to:
- Find an internship or long-term position at federal agencies
- Explore government career options
- Gain interviewing experience
Current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities and recent graduates who received a postsecondary degree on or after April 1, 2020 from a U.S. accredited college or university are eligible to apply for WRP. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are eligible for the federal Schedule A Hiring Authority.
Create an Account with College Central Network
Students!! Post resumes and search job openings. Gavilan College Career Education uses College Central Network as its job search system. The site is available 24/7 to students, alumni and employers at www.collegecentral.com/gavilan.
Join us on April 13th for the Career Fair in the Gilroy Campus.