The Mendocino College Career Hub is an on-campus service designed to prepare students at any stage with the skills needed to be successful in the world of employment through career education and guidance.
Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
Mock Interview Coaching
Employment Connections On- & Off-Campus
Career-Related Workshops & Events
The Mendocino College Career Hub is located in MacMillan Hall, room 1250. Our office is open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, for appointments and walk-ins. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 707-468-3044.
SELF-ASSESSMENT AND CAREER EXPLORATION
Taking a career assessment is a great starting point if you are feeling undecided about what career path you are interested in pursuing. A career assessment can help you determine potential careers that might bring job satisfaction. A variety of assessments are available to give you a better idea about specific aspects of yourself as related to career planning, such as interests, personality, values, and skills.
Take a career assessment using one of the assessment tools below and find out what majors and career paths might be a good fit for you. We recommend you schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career counselor after completing an assessment to debrief and synthesize your results.
CCC Career Coach- Use this website to take an interest-based career assessment to learn about yourself, discover majors and in-demand careers, and learn more about academic programs offered through the California Community College system.
California Career Zone-Take an interests or values assessment to learn more about potential career paths that align with you. This website allows you to browse through California’s 15 leading industry sectors/career pathways and discover your possibilities:
Career OneStop- Take an interests, skills, or values assessment to learn what kind of career might be a good fit. While you’re there, take a moment to explore their collection of videos on hundreds of different careers:
16 Personalities-Take a personality assessment based on the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) to assess yourself, how you work with others, and what work environments are a good fit:
RESUME AND COVER LETTER CRAFTING
First & Last Name
City, STATE ♦ Phone # ♦ Professional Email ♦ LinkedIn URL
New job seekers: [Soft skill] student seeking a [specific job] position. Coming with [2-3 hard/soft skills or successes].
Job seekers w/ multiple years of experience: [Soft skill(s) current job title] with [X number of years of experience] in [area you are applying to]. Proficient in [2-3 required hard skills or accomplishments]. [1- 2 final points to finish off]
Degree Obtained: Minor or Major, Month & Year of Completion
Name of Institution - City, STATE
- Special Accomplishments or Achievements (GPA, Honors, Club Positions)
- Relevant Coursework
Job Title #1, Dates of Employment
Company – City, STATE
- Avoid “I” or “me” statements
- List most recent job/experience you have had and work backwards from there.
- Tailor bullet points to the “Responsibilities and Qualifications” of the specific job ad.
- Think “Achievement Statements.” Action Verb + Project/Task + Result = Achievement Statement
- Example: Researched (action verb) and taught others QuickBooks Pro (project/task), successfully setting up the first computer-based bookkeeping system for a small business (result).
Job Title #2, Dates of Employment
Company – City, STATE
- Consistency with punctuation (always a period or never a period).
- Volunteer experience can be used in place of relevant job experience if need be.
- Limit resume to one page unless you have a significant amount of relevant, tailored job skills to show.
- Remember that this is not just an overview document, it is meant to target a specific job.
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- The “Other” section may include special trainings, memberships, extracurriculars, volunteer work, languages etc. (Note that volunteer work can instead be listed in work history and languages can go under skills.)
- Make sure to have yourself and another proofread before final submission.
- Resumes change depending on the job you apply for. Don’t submit the same one for every position!
Searching for a job can often feel like a full-time job. The Career Hub is here to help! We have compiled a list of local, regional, and national job search sites to help you on your search. Feel free to connect with us if you need additional assistance or are new to the job search.
Handshake is Mendocino College's campus-wide platform that connects students and alumni with jobs, internships and career opportunities. Use Handshake to find workshops, events, and other career development programs. Schedule career appointments and connect to Career Hub staff to receive the career preparation and support.
On Handshake, you can connect with employers, register for events, and more! Log in to your Handshake using your Mendocino College student ID and password.
The Career Hub is excited to establish and cultivate relationships with employers looking to hire Mendocino College students in various internship, seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions. We feature a number of exciting opportunities throughout the school year for employers to become actively engaged in the hiring process such as career fairs, on-campus speaking engagements, and on-site tour visits through your organization.
Mendocino College utilizes a free job board system called HANDSHAKE for you to post your employment opportunities to.
New to Handshake? Create a Handshake account
- Need help getting started? Check out this step-by-step tutorial.
- Need help posting a job? Check out this step-by-step tutorial.
Already have a Handshake account? Login to your account and add Mendocino College.
NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE?
Contact the Career Hub.
Mendocino College is proud to partner with several local companies and organizations. Here are a few of Mendocino College's current and previous community partnerships.
- Savings Bank of Mendocino County
- Factory Pipe
- NCO Head Start Child Development Program
- Mendocino County Office of Education
- Adventist Health
- City of Ukiah
- County of Lake
- Mendocino County
- Lake County Tribal Health Consortium Child Development Center
- Mendocino Forest Products LLC
- Mendocino Coast Clinics
- Scotts Valley Tribal TANF
- GRID Alternatives
- ...and more!