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Job Search and Career Planning for YOU!

Just starting out, trying to decide on your career? Looking for a career change? No matter where you are in the job search process we can help you learn the tools and skills to choose your career, search for jobs, write a stand-out resume and develop impressive interview skills.

Career Planning

Deciding on a career can be daunting. The key is to pair your passion and personality traits with your strengths. Then look at the outlook for specific careers over the next decade to see what fields and careers fit your chosen path best.

  • Start your exploration here!  Discover your interests, personality type and skills to see which career path you might follow.
  • FOCUS®2 Career Planning - Explore the career pathways that might best suit you.  Log into myCtState for access to FOCUS2.
  • Browse through our other Career Planning resources links.
  • Make an appointment to talk to us to be sure you are on the right track.

Job Search

CTHires is a website by the American Job Center and the Connecticut Department of Labor with services such as job search, applying for jobs, resume upload and building, career resources, training providers, labor market and occupations information.

Download tip sheets to help you get started:

Registration is required for everything except basic job searching.  Sign up for your free account at


For more job search sites and other job search resources visit our Resources page or make an appointment to work with us to build your job searching skills.

Workshops and One-on-One Consultations

Appointments are available year-round for career planning, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, job search skills and other career-related topics.  Appointments are required, so please be sure to call or email in advance to make an appointment.  If you are coming in for help with your resume be sure to bring a copy of your current resume with you.  If you do not have a current resume be sure to ask for our resume templates when making your appointment.

During the fall and spring semesters, we offer several workshops on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and more. Watch the CJPCO calendar for the dates and times of our latest schedule .

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
    Need help writing or polishing your resume? Do you know how to tailor your resume for online job postings? Do you know how to write an effective cover letter? Attend one of our workshops or stop by and make an appointment with one of our staff to ensure that you stand out in the crowd.

    Download tips sheets to get started on your resume and cover letters.
  • Interview Skills
    Will you be going on your first interview or has it been a while since you have interviewed? Attend one of our workshops or make an appointment to find out how to present yourself, the most common questions asked, recommended ways to answer questions, what you should ask a company and how to follow up after an interview.
  • Mock Interviews
    This event, offered once in the fall and once in the spring, offers you the opportunity to practice your interview skills with real employers.  Learn to interview with confidence!!  Be ready for job interviews, job and career fairs, college transfer interviews and internships.  Watch the calendar for the schedule. Pre-registration is required.

Need-Blind Admission

Need-blind admission is a college admission policy in which the admitting institution does not consider an applicant's financial situation when deciding admission. There are many factors looked at when they consider students for admission but their ability to pay is not one of them.

Some colleges and universities that offer need-blind admission also will help cover a large amount, if not all, of the tuition with various financial aid programs and scholarships. But not all need-blind admission schools have funding available to cover full tuition. You will need to carefully review what the current policies are for each college you are interested in.

Admission policies also vary on whether or not students transferring from another college quality for need-blind admission. Some schools will only offer that to incoming freshmen while others offer it for everyone. Even more limited may be need-blind admission for international students.

The list of schools offering need-blind admission is constantly changing as well as the other policies associated with the admission process. When you are starting your application process be sure to check carefully any schools you are interested in to see if they:

  • Is the college or university still a need-blind admission school?
  • Do they include students who are transferring from another college?
  • What and how much financial aid they will offer?

If you are interested in finding out more about need-blind admission contact the Career Services office for an appointment.

Need-Blind Admission Resources

 Contact & Location

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L524, 5th Floor Walkway


M 8:30am - 5:00pm
T 8:30am - 5:00pm
W 8:30am - 5:00pm
TH 8:30am - 5:00pm
F 8:30am - 5:00pm
Evening Hours by appointment only