Career Connections

The Career Development Coordinator is available to assist students in making decisions in reference to postsecondary planning to include:

  • College, 4 or 2-year
  • College Major
  • Career Interest

Students are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with Mr. Smith for assistance with postsecondary planning.  Mr. Smith is located in Room 101A.

Career Development Opportunities

Job Shadowing, Apprenticeships, and Internships gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the education and training required for various careers.  Students gain exposure to the real world and the relevance of coursework in the classroom.  Through this experience students learn about the skills needed to succeed in a careers that they may decide to pursue.  Students leave high school better prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.

Career Fair

Guiflord County Schools sponsors an annual Career Fair in the fall of each school year.  This year's fair will be held in November at the Greensboro Special Events Center. Last year more than 1,500 students and family members attended the GCS Career Exploration Fair. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) departments hold the fair annually for middle and high school students to learn about possible career fields.  Approximately 50 businesses, including NASCAR and CISCO, as well as several radio personalities and news anchors attended the interactive fair. Students have the opportunity to learn more about various careers in the medical, engineering, education, and many other career and technical fields.

On-line Applications

Many companies offer applicants the opportunity to apply on-line.  Please explore the following website for applications:

http://www.job-applications.com 

Work Permints

Most students under 18 years of age are required to apply for a  work permit  before they can begin work.  Applicants must submit information on-line at the North Carolina Department of Labor website  

http://www.nclabor.com/wh/youth_instructions.htm

Student must obtain a job before going on-line to apply for a work permit. If you have questions, please see Mr. Smith.

Career Assessments

When you think about all those majors in college or careers you are preparing for do you ever wonder if you are making the right decision?  What if you spend four years in college only to find out that you don't like "that" career or that you can't find a job in your career field. 

Don't leave those decisions to chance.  Go on line, take a career inventory, and based on your likes and dislikes, find out which careers you may enjoy more.  You can also find out what education or experience you will need for that type of work, look for colleges that offer programs for your career area and what courses you will study.  You can also look at videos from professionals in your career field and find out what services they perform.  You can explore the expected growth for that career and what salary you can expect to earn. 

Why leave it to chance?  Take a career inventory today and explore your options.  Students in Career Tech classes will have the opportunity to complete a Career Inventory in class during October.(CFNC will require opening a free account)

FREE ONLINE CAREER ASSESSMENTS

Future for Kids www.f4k.org

College Foundation of North Carolina   www.cfnc.org

Career Key www.careerkey.org

Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com

LiveCareer   www.liveCareer.com

Tips for Resumes and Interviews

Resume and Interview Tips

.How to write a cover letter
. How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume
· Job Interviews

Job search 

. CareerBuilder
· Monster

· News and Record

Career Services

. Employment Security Commission

Military

If serving in the military is your calling take this opportunity to explore your career options.  Military recruiters are anxious to speak with you about opportunities in their branch of service.  You may also speak to Mr. Smith in Room 101A or Mr. Harrington in counseling about the ASVAB test.

Air Force
    
Army
  
Navy  
1-800-USA-NAVY  
   
Marines  
 
1-866-300-3833
Army National Guard
1-800-go-guard

 Preparation for ASVAB
(Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery)

Following are some online test sites to help you prepare to take the ASVAB sites:
 
www.4tests.com
www.purplemath.com  
www.military.com