Career Exploration, Jobs & Apprenticeship

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Check out Mrs. Collins's Career Center Updates emails for job and volunteering opportunities. (Not receiving the emails? Check out the Family Connectionpage!) ​

STUDENT WORK PERMITS

Fairfax County Public Schools will no longer have an active role in Virginia's Child Labor Permit Process.  Anyone seeking work permits should visit 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

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Need a few service hours?   Check out X2Vol on Family Connection! 

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

Volunteer Fairfax Volunteer Match YMCA Do Something Corporation for National and Community Service

 

Employment Opportunities

 

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