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Career Services

Career Services at Southwest

Southwest Students,

Career Services is still available to provide assistance with career assessments, job search, interview skills, as well as resume and cover letter writing during this time that Southwest Virginia Community College is holding classes in alternate delivery formats.

If you’d like schedule an appointment for assistance, you can contact Career Services from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday by:

Email: Jessica.dotson@sw.edu

Phone: 276-964-7262

Zoom: https://vccs.zoom.us/my/swccjessicadotson

You may email your resume or cover letter to Career Services for review at any time. If you’d like to submit a resume or cover letter for review, you may email them to Jessica.dotson@sw.edu using your student email (note: if your request is time sensitive, please include that within your email and Career Services will accommodate if at all possible).

COVID-19 has affected everyone in a multitude of ways, including employment. Below we have linked some resources for those who have unexpectedly had their hours cut or lost jobs and require assistance. Please note that most physical locations are not open to visit during this time but agencies are available through phone and email – if you are unsure please call their number first to confirm.

Unemployment Information or Application for Benefits:

http://www.vec.virginia.gov/

http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/online-services/apply-for-unemployment-benefits

Find Your Local Department of Social Services Contact Information

https://www.dss.virginia.gov/localagency/index.cgi

Health Department/Health Services/Mental Health Services

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/

https://www.cmcsb.com/

Child Care:

https://vachildcare.com/

Resources For Job Postings:

https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

https://virginiacareerworks.com/job-seekers/

https://jobboard.militarytimes.com/

http://jobs.virginia.gov/

https://www.collegecentral.com/sw/

https://www.swvam.org/mfgcareers

https://www.facebook.com/southwestvirginiajobs/

https://www.facebook.com/SWVAWorks/

https://www.indeed.com/

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/

https://www.monster.com/

Other Local Resources That Offer Various Community Assistance:

https://vcwsouthwest.com/

https://clinchvalleycaa.org/

https://www.peopleinc.net/index.html

Transportation

http://www.fourcountytransit.org/

Assistance For Seniors:

http://www.aasc.org/


student summerCareer Services is an on-campus resource available to provide assistance with career assessments and job search, interview skills, as well as resume and cover letter writing.

We provide up-to-date information on post-secondary education, occupational outlook, work requirements, and salary information to help you determine your best career goals.

For more information contact Jessica Dotson in Tazewell Hall, T-104 or call  (276)964-7262.

(POSTPONED)Southwest Virginia Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase| Tuesday April 14, 9-12 pm | King Community Center | More information

SWCC College Central Network Services – Search jobs, post resumes and more! Open to students, alumni and employers.
SWCC Career Finder Services – Learn about your potential careers with our programs, including salary and job openings in our region.
VA Wizard Career Site – Resources for career tools and assistance in researching your career options.

Career Assessment & Planning

 Review the websites listed for helpful information about your area of need or interest. 

Virginia Career View provides up-to-date information on post-secondary education, occupational outlook, work requirements, salaries, military training, apprenticeship information and licensure.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and projected job outlook in a wide range of occupations.

Virginia’s Education Wizard helps students navigate the process of selecting careers, finding majors, estimating the cost of college, finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships, and planning for transfer from a community college to a four-year institution. The VE Wizard can help you identify occupations that match the skill sets you have and the skills you plan to attain.

Helpful Links: http://www.nursingjobs.us/ ; https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action ; http://jobchoicesonline.com/ ; http://jobs.virginia.gov/ ; https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/; jobboard.militarytimes.com; Nursing Careers