Graduating from a job training program or other education program is a tremendous accomplishment. It means that you worked hard, applied yourself, and learned all the materials you need to succeed in your selected career. If you went through a job preparedness program, you’re even better off.
But, there’s still one big thing left to do. You need to get your foot in the door and land your first job to jump-start your career.
Even if you’re a very strong applicant with all the necessary skills and knowledge, it’s still possible to struggle to land a job. That’s where job placement services come in.
What are Job Placement Services?
Job placement services are exactly what they sound like. They’re services aimed at helping students and graduates secure suitable jobs in the careers they trained in.
Job seekers often just need a little bit of help finding the right job openings and landing those jobs. Job placement services provide that help. These services can come in the form of career counseling or planning, assistance with job applications, information about the job market, or even passing along job opportunities or making referrals to employers.
The job search is never easy but job placement services can make it much easier.
How do Job Placement Services Help?
You just finished an excellent job training program at a school like the Center for Employment Training. Now, it’s time to step out into the world and find a job in your new career. You have all the relevant training but you need an employer to hire you so you can put that training to good use.
What do you do first?
If you’re like many other students, you’ll start by looking for job openings related to your training online or in local newspapers. You’ll apply to some that sound like a good fit and cross your fingers that one or more will get back to you, ready to move forward in the hiring process. You’ll ace the interview and get the job. From there, your dream career will start to take shape.
Unfortunately, it often isn’t quite that simple. Lots of graduates flounder after graduation. They find themselves unable to find and get hired for a suitable job in their field. Job placement services can make the process much easier.
Graduates who have access to job placement services stand a much better chance of landing a great job quickly.
For example, a job applicant who gets a referral from their school is considerably more likely to get hired than a job applicant who applies without a referral. Something as seemingly small as an employer referral could give you the edge you need to beat out the competition and land the job.
Continual Support, Even Post-Graduation
Most job placement services don’t end when you graduate. Part of these services is keeping up with students to check in and see if they’ve found employment yet.
If the graduate is not employed when staff members check in, they will receive additional employment services to help them change that as soon as possible.
Choose a School that’s Committed to Helping You Succeed
Not every school offers these incredibly helpful job placement services. If you want to increase your chances of employment after graduation, it’s important to choose a school that’s truly committed to helping you succeed.
Look no further than the Center for Employment Training. In addition to our wide range of excellent job training programs, we are proud to offer job preparedness and job placement services. With these services, we will help you jump-start your career and support you even beyond graduation.