Career Services

Workforce Solutions for Students and Employers.

We're here to help!

The Career Services office is located in the Student Support building on the Kilgore campus.  If you are unsure about what career path you would like to follow, we provide a free online career assessment  with follow-up career counseling to assist you with your decision. Kilgore College Career Services is dedicated to helping both current and former students prepare for their job search. These free services include resume and cover letter writing assistance as well as interview preparation.  Two annual spring job fairs are hosted by Career Services to further assist KC students in their employment search.  For more information, please call (903) 983-8678, e-mail us at careerservices@kilgore.edu, or visit our office in SS-111.

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Career Services Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Career Services

Career Exploration

Focus2

If you’re still wondering what you want to spend your life doing, let us help. Using Focus 2 software, we can help you make career choices based on your skills and interests. It is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students which enables you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your skills and talents.

Career Coach

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.

Glassdoor

Glassdoor

 Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more.

Virtual Career Library

Virtual Career Library accesses more than 6,000 digital pages of career guidance information. Inside you will find hundreds of career advice videos, digital career books and directories, virtual job data cards, job bank resources and occupational videos to help you achieve career and life Zuccess.

O*Net Resource Center

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET Online, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Learn more about the O*NET project partners.

My Next Move

What do you want to do for a living? Visit My Next Move and describe what your dream career is and browse careers by industry. There are more than 900 career options for you to look at. This site will suggest careers that match your interest and training.

Texas Reality Check

  • Learn how to build a budget.
  • Find professions that will match your desired salary.
  • See how much you’ll have to pay in taxes, what your monthly income would be and so much more.

National Association of Colleges and Employers

Let the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) help you find a job.

Here is some of what you can find:

  • Resume & interview advice
  • Tips on how to market yourself to employers
  • Guidance for on-the-job success
  • A salary calculator - search by occupation, location, experience, and more
  • Your rights and responsibilities as a job seeker
  • Information on why you should use career services

Texas Cares

Texas Cares is a collaboration of helpful links and videos for career exploration. It is a product of the Texas Workforce Commission/Labor Market and Career Information (TWC/LMCI) and is modelled after the desktop application of the same name.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!

Job Search Tools and Resources

Let Optimal Resume help you create a polished, professional resume & cover letter.

Optical Resume Student Instructions (pdf)

Optimal Resume has everything you need to begin your job search:

  • Create a resume and cover letter with this easy-to-use software.
  • Upload a resume you previously created.
  • Search through the jobs and employers on the website.
  • Create Practice Interviews
  • You can even put together a Portfolio that contains documents that show the employer why they should hire you.
  • Create your own website.

Webinar links to help make the best use of Optimal Resume:

Optimal Resume Overview: This brief five-minute video provides a great overview to the Optimal suite of tools and demonstrates just how Optimal helps job seekers make the optimal first impression!

Optimal Resume Builder: Recording of Optimal Resume webinar held on June 6, 2012. Learn about the free career tools available, including our Resume Builder, Letter Builder, online Portfolio Builder, Skills Assessment, Interview Prep, and Video Resume (60 minute video)

Updating a Resume: In this session, we'll discuss how to take an existing resume in another program (such as Microsoft Word) and import the content into Optimal. Even if you're in the draft stages of resume writing, you can incorporate existing content into the Optimal Resume Builder (30-minute video).

Searching & Applying for Jobs Online Part 1: Discusses valuable skills for job seekers. In this session, we'll discuss the benefits of using the Internet and cover common online tasks such as visiting websites, using a search engine, and creating an email account. If you've ever been overwhelmed by online activities, this session will help you become a more confident Internet user (35 minute video).

Searching & Applying for Jobs Online Part 2: Part 2. In this video, we'll discuss how to locate and apply to online job postings. Learn about our favorite online resources and tips (35 minute video).

Creating a Video Resume: The Video Resume Module makes it easy for users to introduce themselves and highlight their professional capabilities to prospective employers. Learn the two ways that you can create a video resume (15 minute video).

Job Boards:

Temporary Jobs:

Events

Health Occupations Job Fair: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Spring Job Fair: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Employer Resources
  • Online Job/Internship Postings: Download Instructions (pdf)
  • Physical Job/Internship & Pinterest board: Send us a flier or job/internship details to get it posted.
  • On-Campus: Contact us to reserve a place in the Devall Student Center.
  • Share job/internship opportunities with our instructors.
  • Obtain regional salary and labor data: Career Coach.

For information about Career Services:

Career Services
Phone:
(903) 983-8678
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 111
Fax:
(903) 988-7543
Patty Bell
Director
Career Services and Service Learning
Phone:
(903) 988-3713
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 112
Fax:
(903) 988-7543
Candace Heezen
Support Specialist
Career Services and Service Learning
Phone:
(903) 983-8678
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 111
Fax:
(903) 988-7543