Career and Employment Resources at Wake Tech
Career and Employment Resources at Wake Tech serves to improve the employment prospects of Wake Tech Community College students and alumni. They help get your career off the ground and show you how to start climbing the career ladder by providing the following career management assistance:
- Career exploration labs (Career Lens)
- Open resume writing labs featuring WinWay
- One-on-one resume review
- Job search assistance
- Mock interviewing
- Online career resources, job openings, job fairs, and networking opportunities posted on College Central Network
- Professional Transitions ACA 220 course
Career and Employment Resources at Wake Tech
Whether you're a student, a future student or an alum, you can access resources and services to help you establish a career pathway and find employment opportunities.
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.
Trying to find information on your chosen career? Not sure yet what career you want to pursue? Don't worry, we have resources to help you out.
Practice Tests and Career Resources
Online Resources for Career Exploration
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (opens in new window) This link opens in a new window
Career database that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. Includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.
LearningExpress Library/PrepSTEP (opens in new window) This link opens in a new window
Suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions which provide interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more.
Career & Technical Education Database (opens in new window) This link opens in a new window
Vocational information on technical topics such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
A Selection of Books about College at Wake Tech
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019 by
Call Number: HF 5383 .B56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-14
In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute?is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.
Career Rookie by
Call Number: HD 6277 .V47 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
This fresh, fun guide gives even the most lost and overwhelmed a way forward. It explores passion, curiosity, uncertainty, self-sabotage, and more on the quest to shake off post-graduation paralysis. Finding the right career can seem impossible, but Sarah Vermunt is the fun-loving, straight-talking coach we all need to make feel-good work a reality.
The Introvert's Complete Career Guide by
Call Number: HF 5382.693 .F56 2018
Publication Date: 2019-02-01
In this supportive, all-inclusive handbook, Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extraverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. Finkle shares the keys to navigating each stage of professional development - from self-assessment and job searching, to survival in a new position and career advancement.
The Career Manifesto by
Call Number: HF 5381 .S7465 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
The Career Manifesto presents an inspiring and refreshingly simple approach to finding your passion and purpose and then jumpstarting a dream career to achieve those, by asking three essential questions- - What do you want your impact to be? - What are the potential pathways that move you towards your purpose? - How can you hold yourself accountable for your goals?
Career Match by
Call Number: HF 5381 .Z467 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-22
Career Match contains the ten-minute self-assessment that can change your life! After a simple quiz to determine your personality style, turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it was written just for you and discover what ideal work options there are for you.