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Career Services

Career Services at Southwest

Career Services is available to provide assistance with career assessments, job search, interview skills, as well as resume and cover letter writing.

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

Email: Jessica.dotson@sw.edu  or by Phone: 276-964-7262

Drive Through Career and Transfer Fair, May 15 from 9 am to 12 pm at Davis Hall. Learn more...

Career Demand & Salary Information

 Explore our Career Finder website for information about your Southwest Program/Career options, employment outlook, and salary information to help you determine your best career goals.
CAREER FINDER

Job openings and salary information is also available specific to each program through our Program Pathways listings.
PROGRAM PATHWAYS

Resources for career tools and assistance in researching your career options.
VIRGINIA WIZARD

Other Helpful Links: Nurse Recruiter; Nursing CareersJobs.Virginia.Gov ; Virginia Workforce Connection; Military Times JobboardOccupational Outlook Handbook

Resume and Job Search Assistance

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).

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.
BIG INTERVIEW

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

COVID Related Job Assistance Links

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/