Career Services

Career Services at Southwest

Southwest Students,

Career Services is 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 some classes in alternate delivery formats.

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


Phone: 276-964-7262

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 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).

You may also complete our Job Seeker Profile for more assistance in attaining employment.

career fair

Interstate Career Fair, February 10, 2021 10am to 4 pm

Career Services is partnering with several other regional colleges in our Interstate Career Council in hosting a virtual Interstate Career Fair on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 from 10am-4pm. The link to the event is

The event is free for ALL job seekers (students, alumni, and those in the community).

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:

Find Your Local Department of Social Services Contact Information

Health Department/Health Services/Mental Health Services

Child Care:

Resources For Job Postings:

Other Local Resources That Offer Various Community Assistance:


Assistance For Seniors:

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.

Big Interview – Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school. This service is free when using your Southwest student email.
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.

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