Job Search Preparation

The Job Search Process

Good preparation is key to a successful job search and rewarding employment. You need the right tools, a positive and professional attitude, and access to a variety of resources. Career Services offers an extensive array of services and opportunities for students and alumni who are getting ready to enter the workplace, change careers, or need summer or part-time employment while completing their academic program at Middlesex.

Career Services can assist you with...

Job Search Preparation

We are eager to lend our support, guidance, and expertise to you as you prepare to enter the professional or seasonal workforce. We can help you develop an effective resume or cover letter. We also offer mock interviews where you can practice and polish your professional skills. 

Job Leads and Listings

Local employers are in daily contact with us about specific job opportunities within their organizations. These are posted to our on-line jobs list, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. New postings are added daily and include full, part-time,seasonal and internship opportunities. New users are required to complete the Job Information Form before reviewing the listings.You are invited to view these listings often and to consult with career counselors about the specific career areas you are most interested in.

On-Campus Recruitment

Area employers are encouraged to visit MCC and meet with our students individually about career opportunities in their field. Career Services hosts employers in the lobby of the Cowan Center in Lowell and on Main Street in the Campus Center in Bedford. We may also host career specific and general job fairs throughout the academic year. Please see EVENTS for the latest on campus recruiting dates and job fair announcements.

Computer Access

Both of the Career Resource Centers maintain student computers that can be used for Internet searches and links to area newspapers, on-line career periodicals, and other helpful web sites that are related to the academic programs of the College.

Job Search Preparation Websites

America’s Career Infonet

National, state, & local labor market data; Employment trends, wages, & more; More than 3,500 links to career resources. Includes links to career information sites and lists of the "fastest growing jobs."

Job Hunters Bible

Supplement to Dick Bolles' book "What Color Is Your Parachute."

Job Web

NACE sponsored site for college students and alumni for career and job search information.


MonsterTRAK, a division of Monster, features a range of career management and job search preparation resources - salary calculator, networking techniques, resume and letter samples.

The Riley Guide

The Riley Guide gives the job seeker valuable information on how to conduct a job search including how to research & target employers, network, interview, and negotiate salaries. The Riley Guide does not post jobs nor resumes but instead points you to the places that do.

US Department of Labor Statistics

Sources of state and local job outlook information for each of the 50 states.

Last Modified: 4/8/15