Welcome to the Gator Career and Guidance Center where it is our goal to educate, support, and guide individuals in the process of career planning. The staff/counselors are here to assist you acquire the information and necessary skills to transition from the classrooms to the workplace.
GCGC has something to offer everyone, whether you are uncertain about a major, a career choice , writing resumes, or interviewing, you can utilize the center when needing to make these major decisions. A variety of tools are available to help students assess their interests, skills, work values, and personality types, and match these attributes with specific careers. We are here to help.
Feel free to contact LaTanya Miles, Career Advisor, or Veva Zamora, Career Services, by email or come by to explore any of our services or any questions you may have.
Career counselors and advisors can meet with you one-on-one to discuss your plans and help you find a focus. They can also introduce you to a wealth of resources at the career services office.
The Gator Career and Guidance Center will help you learn about various occupations. A counselor will point you toward resources you can use to gather information. We have an in house career and professional development library.
Job Interview Preparation
As with every skill you've ever learned, you have to learn the technique and then practice, practice, practice. A mock interview will not only help you perfect your technique, but it will also allow you to get valuable feedback and coaching on your performance. A mock interview helps you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve your communication skills and reduce your stress before an actual job interview. Also, you may be interested in a list of 50 Most Common Interview Questions
. Come by the Counseling and Testing department to speak to a counselor about preparing for an upcoming interview.
Mock Interview Cancellation Policy: You must personally contact LaTanya Miles by email or telephone (2) business days BEFORE the scheduled interview to cancel your interview. Failure to comply with the interview cancellation policy will result in immediate loss of privileges and resume referrals.
Career services offices maintain job listings. They also post part-time job openings for current students and often alert students to internship opportunities. Career services offices host job fairs during which employers visit the campus to recruit those about to graduate.
In the Gator Career and Guidance Center you will find a library of Professional Development Resource Books.
Resume and Cover Letter Advice and Critiques
Are you wondering whether you’ve prepared your resume correctly, or have you put off preparing one at all? A meeting with a career counselor or adviser can help you learn the basics, from what information to include to what typeface to use. If you don’t have a resume or need assistance putting one together, use the Resume Worksheet to assist you in developing the content of your resume and bring or submit to LaTanya Miles for assistance in creating your resume.
Are you uncertain about what career and/or major to pursue or have you already chosen a major but aren’t sure where it can take you? Career counselors are trained to administer a variety of standardized tests that can help you pinpoint careers that suit your interests, values, and personality type. Visit the Counseling & Testing office to find out more information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information available from the US Dept. of Labor.
Is a one-of-a-kind solution to help you plan for the right career! Based on your specific needs, Kuder Journey provides reliable tools to assess your interests, suggest education and career options, prepare you for the job search, and connect you to today’s jobs. Come into the Gator Guidance and Career Center to take this assessment or you may check out the Steps to Kuder Journey if you would like to access this from home.
Career Decision Making System
Success and satisfaction in your career requires learning about yourself and the world of work. The CDM will help you to know yourself, your abilities, your work values, potential jobs to explore as well as help you know the world of work.
Gator Career and Guidance Center is proud to announce the addition of Career Coach, a valuable online search tool, to its web site. Career Coach gives the students the power to explore hundreds of potential careers while providing them the tools necessary to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans. This new tool provides career information and career options necessary for student success at GRCC.
Search for a job or a program with keywords related to your career interest. Career Coach provides students and potential students with information about:
• Regional employment descriptions
• Career opportunities with occupational forecasts
• Income potential
• Education and training available at GRCC for those specific careers.
• Real-time job postings
Additionally, you can create an account with your own login and password. Once you have an account you may bookmark your searched information for further exploration when you return to Career Coach. Career Coach also contains a Resume Builder that helps you create your own resume. At present there is no way to save your resume on the Career Coach system, but you may export it into MS Word after you have finished. Once you export your resume you can continue to edit the document in MS Word.