Career Services (C2418)


Career Development Services Center (RCAT-R113)

careersvcs@northeaststate.edu

www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices

423-354-5167  

What does the Office of Career Services offer me as a student? Our Career Services team offers you advice on professional development and help with job searches, practice interviews, résumé writing and assistance with determining a major. 

  • Individuals receive career development assistance from counselors and staff who are trained specifically in the area of career and workforce development. Staff members stay abreast of labor market trends and the local employment climate in order to help individuals make informed career decisions.
  • Services are tailored for individuals based on their specific career development and job search needs. We understand that each and every individual comes with a unique set of skills, goals and possibly even barriers. We work diligently to provide services that will be useful to individuals based on their personal circumstances.
  • Individuals can gain resume recommendations and assistance from a Certified Professional Resume Writer.
  • We also invite prospective employers to visit the campus for on campus recruitment and to participate in career fairs, giving you an opportunity to meet those employers.
  • Early in your program you should actively participate in Career Services activities and visit our Career Services offices for help in preparing for your job search.           

Contact Career Services       423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC 

What is the difference between the Office of Career Services and the Career Development Services Center? The main difference between the Office of Career Services and the Career Development Services Center is location. The Office of Career Services is located on the main campus in Blountville, while the Career Development Services Center is located at the Kingsport teaching site. By having two full-service career resource centers, individuals can access career development services at the location that is convenient to them. The Career Development Services Center serves as a branch of the Office of Career Service, providing the same menu of services and career-related assistance to individuals.

Contact Career Services       423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC
or
Contact: Career Development Services Center      423-354-5101
careerdev@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.21stcenturyworkers.com 

What can I expect to happen in a typical job interview? If you’ve practiced ahead of time and use the interviewing tips provided by Career Services you should be well prepared! Typically, an interviewer will ask you about your experience and relevant sills. They may ask why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are the best “fit” for the job. The interviewer will also describe the job details and will likely ask you about your work availability. If you have any questions about the position that haven’t been covered by the interviewer, now is the time to ask them. Salary and benefit questions are usually reserved for later in the hiring process. Remember it’s always important to be on time for the interview and to present yourself honestly and professionally.

Contact Career Services       423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC 

What things should my résumé include? It’s important to keep in mind that your résumé should be tailored to the position you’re applying for. Career Services can assist you in developing a resume. You should list your relevant experience. Usually, this is done in reverse chronological order, starting with your current or most recent job. Again, remember that the jobs or activities you list should indicate knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the position you’re applying for. You should also list your educational details, including any certificates or diplomas you’ve earned. Listing any academic or work-related organizations you belong to or any awards or honors you’ve received may also prove helpful. Try to keep your résumé as concise as possible while making sure to communicate any information that you feel will be helpful for the prospective employer to know. If you’ve built up enough relevant experience and your résumé needs a second page, that’s fine, but a résumé should not exceed two pages in length. Some prospective employers may also ask you to provide references (generally, three to five). If so, you can list your references’ names and current contact information on a separate page. Also, don’t forget to ask your contacts for permission to use them as references. Again, our Career Services team has several resources and examples that you can use in developing an effective résumé. We offer résumé writing workshops and “Résumé 911” drop-in assistance.  

Contact Career Services  423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC 

What should I put on my résumé if I don’t have any work experience? Your career focused education is the best type of work experience you can bring to your future employer. By incorporating a summary of the completed classes related to your major you show that you are developing work related skills. You can also gain valuable work experience by volunteering. Volunteering in your field of study not only gives you work experience but also demonstrates your level of commitment and interest in your chosen career. Our Career Services team can help you find ways of gaining work experience that you can use in building your résumé.  

Contact Career Services      423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC 

I’m a first year student.  When should I begin using Career Services?  Right away! Career Services can help you succeed in every phase of your education and career exploration. Begin as soon as you can and take advantage of our many resources. Research has shown that students who use the Career Services throughout their college experience earn more and find professional work faster. So start early and achieve more! 

Contact Career Services       423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC 

I would like to take the WorkKeys assessment to obtain a National Career Readiness Certificate, and to increase my marketability with local employers. Can I take this assessment through the Career Services Office? The WorkKeys assessment is not administered through the Career Services Office. However, the Career Services team members are happy to explain the process for how individuals can register to take the WorkKeys assessment. In addition, we highly recommend that individuals participate in our resume-writing assistance and job interview preparation if they are seeking employment with area companies. Our counselors can help individuals to effectively market their skill strengths along with their newly obtained National Career Development Certificate to gain edge over other job applicants.  

Contact Career Services      423-354-5167
careersvcs@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CareerServicesNESCC
or
Contact: Career Development Services Center      423-354-5101
careerdev@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.21stcenturyworkers.com