Career Exploration, Jobs & Apprenticeship

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The College & Career Center sends  emails for job and volunteering opportunities. Make sure to check these out, or stop by the Career Center to view the Job Opportunities notebook.

If you are a student who is planning to enter the workforce after college, stop by the Career Center and check out the resources on this page to do research on apprenticeships, jobs, and other career opportunities.

STUDENT WORK PERMITS

Under 16 and need a work permit?  Visit https://www.doli.virginia.gov/labor-law/employment-certificate-application-instructions/

APPRENTICESHIP

For more information on apprenticeships, visit https://www.doli.virginia.gov/

 

CAREER INFORMATION

US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics)  www.bls.gov Career exploration site. The Occupational Outlook Handbook (in English and Spanish) contains information on jobs, what it takes to get into the field, and the future of the job market.

 LOOKING FOR A JOB?

Check out the HELP WANTED signs, or HIRING signs around the area.  From restaurants and retail to outdoor ice skating rinks - jobs are a plenty!  And don't forget to check out the Career Center Updates emails for employers that have reached out to Oakton High School.  

Virginia Education Wizard

https://www.vawizard.org/wizard/ccp Information on Virginia community colleges, guaranteed admission, and what to do to prepare for careers.

JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

1.  Dress Appropriately and Be Well Groomed

2.  Walk Into An Interview With Confidence

3.  Greet Your Interviewer(s) Immediately

4.  Open Your Interview By Thanking Them For the Opportunity

5.  Be Ready To Tell Them About Yourself And Your Qualifications

6.  Be Prepared To Explain Why You Want The Job

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Need a few service hours?   Check out X2Vol on Naviance! 

Also check out:

Volunteer Fairfax

Volunteer Match

YMCA

Do Something

Corporation for National and Community Service

Employment Opportunities

ONet Online

https://www.onetonline.org/ Detailed descriptions on various careers and career clusters, the hot technologies.

Career One Stop

https://www.careeronestop.org/ Resource for career exploration, training, scholarships, and jobs.

 

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