Career Services | GCTC

Career Services

Gateway Community & Technical College offers a variety of services related to choosing a career and finding a job while you are in school or after you graduate.

Students

Gateway uses Handshake to help you find the latest jobs from employers hiring in our area. You can get personalized job recommendations, attend virtual recruiting events, and apply to jobs meant for students like you.

Create your free account with your KCTCS email address, fill out your profile, and apply to the right jobs for you - it is that easy! 

Students, set up your Handshake account and apply to jobs here.

Employers

Gateway uses Handshake - a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake will offer your team many great new features like:

  • Managing all your campuses with Handshake at no cost.
  • A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes.

Employers, post your jobs on Handshake here.

Learn more about Handshake

 

For more information, please email gw-careerservices@kctcs.edu or call 859-442-1609.

Gateway uses Handshake - a modern platform for college recruiting. Handshake offers your team many great new features like:

  • Managing all your campuses with Handshake at no cost.
  • A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 5 minutes. Employers, post your jobs on Handshake here.

Need to contact career services? Email gw-careerservices@kctcs.edu or call 859-442-1609.

To schedule an appointment with a Career Service representative, please email 
Gw-careerservices@kctcs.edu or call 859-442-1609.

Schedule an appointment by emailing
gw-careerservices@kctcs.edu or call 859-442-1609.

  1. Your resume is a living document. It should be changed to represent the different skills employers are looking for in the job description and the different verbs they use in their descriptions. If the job description looks for leadership and technical skills in a certain area, make sure you do what you can to demonstrate you have that.
  2. Make sure your grammar and spelling are correct. If you make a mistake in this area, it can be the difference between getting an interview and keeping searching.
  3. Sell yourself! If you all you did was flip burgers, you aren’t selling yourself well enough. I worked with a team to provide fast and accurate customer first service in a food service environment. This shows teamwork, communication and attention to detail. These skills are essential for any employment and chances are you really did learn them working at a restaurant.
  4. Keep it simple! Black and white, Times New Roman and straight forward formatting are essential to having a professional looking resume.
  5. If you aren’t certain, ask for help! Find someone you trust or reach out to Will Kirschner for career assistance at 859-442-1160. We often don’t see common mistakes we make, so it can be essential to get a second set of eyes on things.
  1. You got the interview! The first thing that you should do is make sure you are prepared for some of the more common questions. What do you know about this company? What would make you a good candidate for this position? Have an answer in your head to these questions so you can be better prepared for the difficult questions.
  2. Be prepared. Know how to get where you are interviewing and know what you need to be bring. Always aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before an interview, that way if something happens you have a built-in buffer to help get you to the appointment on time.
  3. Dress one level above what you will be expected for the job. If you will be wearing a uniform, a dress shirt and dress pants would be best. If you have to wear a dress shirt, a dress coat or more formal dresswear would work best here.
  4. Show that you would be an asset to the workplace culture. Warmly greet administrative assistants and remember that the interview starts the second you walk in the door and not just when the questions start.
  5. Scared of interviews? Always get tripped up by certain questions? Don’t forget that career services at Gateway can provided you with a mock interview followed up by more tips and tricks to ace the real thing.

Make an appointment here.

Need more information or virtual assistance?

Access our Counseling Department Blackboard Collaborate if you would like more information about counseling, career, or student resources.

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Also, students, faculty, and staff can access the counseling department staff virtually by using Blackboard Collaborate.

Access counseling department staff here. 

for faculty

This section is for faculty who would like a counseling staff member to attend their class and present on different topics. Also, we have helpful videos that can be accessed at any time. Faculty can utilize these videos to present to their classes without requesting a staff member to be present.

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