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Student Success Stories

NexGenT is proud to provide students and alumni with the tools and sense of empowerment they need to land their dream IT job. The students showcased below are some of NexGenT’s favorite job success stories. Have you been successful in your career related goals?From...

TK’s 5-Step Guide To Six Figures

1. Obtain a Strong Fundamental Knowledge of Networking. This is Your Foundation. (60-90 Days)  This is the step 1 and it is super important as it will be the foundation in which you build all the other layers on top of this in order to become a full stack engineer...

Getting Started

Meet Our Team & Schedule an Appointment

About NexGenT Career Service Our NexGenT Career Service team works with you to develop your job attainment skills. We do this by first analyzing your individual strengths and weaknesses to build a custom career development plan. Your job success is so important that...

Career Planning

A strategic plan provides both vision and direction for achieving a lofty goal.  Career planning provides focus to the over-arching goal, while a career action plan provides guidelines for the process to reach the goal. A well-defined targeted job search will allow...

Exploring Your Career

A successful job search strategy has many moving pieces and most importantly, there is no “one size fits all” model. The earlier you take charge of your career search and develop a plan, the easier it will be when you begin applying for jobs. Exploring a new career...

Developing Your Plan

1. Prioritizing Your Preferences Consider thinking about what is important to you, what skills you have, your values, and what industry and company culture you’ll enjoy working in. This involves a lot of self-reflection and analysis. You will also have to revisit this...

Resumes

Resume Writing & Templates

'Image Source(The Ladders.com) How can you make your resume stand out and not end up in the 'no' pile? Read below for tips on creating a stellar resume!Where To Begin Make a list of EVERYTHING that you’ve done. All experience counts! Do not rely on an online resume...

Resume Formatting Checklist

Resume Length: The length may vary but a general rule is keep your resume between 1-2 pages, preferably 1 page if possible.Margins : 1-inch margins are best, but you can use .5 inches if you need room.Text: Keep your text and bullet points aligned-left to keep your...

Resume Bullet Writing

A good resume should flow like a dynamic short story or advertisement.  The reader will be left with a feeling, as well as facts, which will form a positive impression of the writer. You can help create this impression by using appropriate resume language.  As you are...

Optimizing Your Resume

Using an Applicant Tracking  Software to Optimize your Resume Jobbscan.co is a tool that gives you an instant analysis of how well your resume is tailored to a job. It also gives you insight to how your resume can be optimized to beat an Applicant Tracking System...

Action Verbs and Key Terms

Remember to start each resume bullet point with a verb!Here is a list of strong, action-oriented verbs and terms to help you increase the impact of your resume, cover letter, personal statement, or other professional writing.Action Verbs Accomplished Achieved Adapted...

Cover Letter

Cover Letter Writing & Templates

  Cover letters allow recruiters to differentiate between two candidates with similar qualifications. Writing a terrific cover letter can set you apart. It is also a great reflection of your written communication skills.Where To Begin Use the job description to...

Job Search

Job Search Tracker

You applied to a bunch of jobs and get called for an interview. Awesome! However when you look at the invitation for the interview, you can’t remember anything about the job. What was the position? Why did you apply for this job? What was the salary range? When you go...

Choosing an Approach

Internships: A great way to explore career fields, learn new skills, build connections, and gain hands-on experience. Completing one or more internship is always a good strategy. Direct Outreach: Reaching out to people you do not know is not easy, but the hard work...

Before Applying

There are many ways to conduct a job search. The more you diversify your approach, the higher chance you will have of success. Have a focus but cast a wide net. Do Your Research Make sure you've developed your plan, including doing a self-assessment of what YOU want....

After You Apply

Follow Up If you don’t hear back within a few weeks, do not be alarmed. It does not mean that you are out of the race yet. It is appropriate to send an e-mail or give a phone call a week after you apply. *One email to inquire about the status of your candidacy is not...

Networking

Networking Fundamentals

By definition, Networking is the exchange of information and ideas among people with a common profession or special interest, usually in an informal social setting. Many jobs are found through networking. MSNBC recently posted an interesting research article that...

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile

Below are guidelines to fine-tune your LinkedIn profile from top to bottom:URL: Your LinkedIn Profile URL link should be as simple as possible to look clean on a resume and make you easier to find. For example, your URL may look something like ...

LinkedIn Profile Checklist

This checklist is a guide of what top to bottom you should have completed for an effective LinkedIn profile to attract new opportunities, optimize your personal brand and expand your networkBANNER PHOTO: A cover photo attracts the attention of the viewer, keeping them...

Networking & Informational Interviews

If you're ready for your next move in your career but don't know where to start, this video will help you to put your first foot forward. These tips on informational interviews will help you to boost your networking skills and can be applied to any industry.

Interviewing

Big Interview

NexGenT is pleased to offer you a free training system that features a new and innovative way to help you prepare more effectively for a job interview. Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and...

Interview Tips

Employers use different types of interview methods, such as in-person, phone and video. Check out the tips below to help you prepare for your next interview. Interviewing Tips   Understand the position that you are interviewing for. Study the job description and...

Interview Steps to Follow

Before the Interview What to Expect Keep in mind throughout the interview that employers want to know four things: Why do you want the opportunity? Can you do the job? Will you do the job? Will you fit the company culture? Do Your Research You want to be well prepared...

Behavioral Interviews

Behavioral interviews are used by employers to help get an understanding of who you are and how you perform. The theory is that the way you describe your past behaviors will predict your future performance.It is almost impossible to predict every question that will be...

Technical Interview Practice

Video interviews are becoming more and more popular as a way of screening candidates quickly. After you apply to a job, do not be surprised if you get an email asking you to submit answers to a prerecorded list of interview questions. Depending on the company and...

Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview

When an interviewer has finished asking you their round of questions they will ask if you have any questions for them. If you don’t have any it could come across that you are unprepared.  By asking thoughtful questions at the end of an interview it helps put you...

Evaluating Your Job Offer

Things to Consider

A common mistake of many job seekers is to define an offer by the amount of salary the employer extends. It is important to understand that "job offer" refers to a comprehensive package that can include everything from the particulars of the work to be performed to...

Common Company Benefits

  Common Fringe Benefits These are not guaranteed but companies offer some or most of these to employees: Health Insurance Prescription Coverage Dental Insurance Life and Accidental Death Insurance Vision Insurance Disability Insurance Educational Assistance...