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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. more

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Let us help you create a polished, professional resume & cover letter. more

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.

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

Optimal Resume Overview

This brief 5 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

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.

Get Help With Your Job Search and Exploring Careers
Click on the Virtual Career Library logo to access over 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.



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.

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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.

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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.

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. more

naceNational Association of Colleges & Employers:

Let 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
  • And so much more

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. more

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Visit the official KC Career Services Pinterest page for employment opportunities and information about upcoming job fairs and to find out more about resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.!


Post jobs/internships on our on-line job board.

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Quick Job Posting Instructions (pdf)

Post jobs/internships on our physical job board.

If you send us a flier, we’ll post it on our physical job board. If you just want to send us the information, we’ll create a flier and post it on the job board. Contact us at: or (903) 983-8678

Set up a recruiting station in our Student Center.

For information on how to set up a recruiting station, contact us at: or (903) 983-8678

Share job/internship opportunities with our instructors.

For information on how to share job information with our instructors, contact us at: or (903) 983-8678

Obtain regional salary and labor data along with an additional job board populated by

Salary/labor data and job board located at:

Job Fairs - We host two job fairs in the spring. Contact us for dates and times.

For information on our job fairs, contact us at: or (903) 983-8678


Jobs Search Links:

Longview Economic Development Corporation Job Listings
Career Builder
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Career Jet
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Nurse Recruiter
Texas Nursing Jobs
Industrial Careers Pathway

Temporary Jobs

Career Services Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

For a free career assessment, contact our office:

Location: SS111
Phone: 903-983-8678

Mission Statement:

The Career Services Staff at Kilgore College would like to help you take the next step in your career. Our office is dedicated to helping both students and alumni prepare for their job search. We work closely with businesses, encouraging them to consider our students and alumni during their hiring process. We provide resume writing assistance, interview tips and job search skills. We look forward to assisting you, so please contact us for more information.

» Contact Information

Patty Bell
Director of Career Services & Service Learning
Location: Student Services Building (SS) 112

Phone: (903) 988-3713
Fax: (903) 988-7543

Candace Heezen
Support Specialist
Location: Student Services Building (SS) 111
Phone: (903) 983-8678

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