Career Success Resources

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Career Corner Interviews

NexGenT Career Services proudly presents Career Corner, a monthly video series designed to bring the best career advice to you directly from the people to whom it matters the most, our employer partners.

Career Service Milestones

Milestone: First Career Coach Meeting

The purpose of your first career coach meeting is for your career coach to get to know you, understand your career goals, and ensure that you understand how Career Services will support you during your training program, and are clear on Career Milestone expectations....

Milestone: Linkedin Profile

For this milestone, you are tasked with supercharging your LinkedIn profile! Below are the steps and criteria that you must meet to complete the assignment.Step 1: Review the LinkedIn Profile Checklist on the sidebar of this page. Step 2: Create a new profile or...

Milestone: IT Focused Resume

For this milestone, you are tasked with creating a future resume for a job that you would like to apply to based on the career research that you have done. Below are the steps to completing the assignment.Step 1: Revise your current resume and incorporate your NexGenT...

Milestone: IT Focused Cover Letter

For this milestone, you are tasked with creating a cover letter based on a position you would like to apply for at Kaizen Industries, an organization we've created to simulate the job application process. You can research Kaizen Industries services and career...

Milestone: Practice Interview

This milestone is to get you familiar with video interviews which 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...

Job Success

Share Your New Success Here!

Did you recently have job or certification success? Use the buttons below to share your new success with our team!

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

Zoom Backgrounds

Use these beautiful and professional downloadable backgrounds for class or interviews to create a neat and clutter free appearance. Click on the picture of the background you would like and then proceed to download the image. To add it to your Zoom, follow the below...

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...

Cyber Security Career Research Resources

Please use the below links and resources to research getting started with a career in cyber security:   Cybersecurity career pathways Cybersecurity Career Pathways Tool Cybersecurity interactive supply/demand heat map Cybersecurity certifications - the basics...

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

Cyber Resume Templates

Pick your favorite resume template below. To start using it and editing it to make it your own, follow the below directions: Click on the link provided next to the template you want to use. On the Google Doc that appears from the link you clicked, click 'File' in the...

FSNE Resume Templates

Pick your favorite resume template below. To start using it and editing it to make it your own, follow the below directions: Click on the link provided next to the template you want to use. On the Google Doc that appears from the link you clicked, click 'File' in the...

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 Tips and Resources

  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

Asking for References – Best Practices

Some job postings request candidates to list references or even submit letters of recommendation/support along with their applications. Whether listing people as references or requesting letters of recommendations, we recommend you:  Choose Wisely: Ask any potential...

Organize Your Job Search with Huntr

You can use Huntr to easily save job announcements you want to apply for, to track your application progress, to set follow-up reminders, and to make the entire process of job searching feel less like a job.  Every student receives an invite to Huntr just before the...

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 is always a good strategy. Direct Outreach: Reaching out to people you do not know is not easy, but the hard work will pay off....

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 a list of what YOU want. Experience? Location? Culture? Salary? Benefits? Work on...

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

Mastering Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are great opportunities to gather first-hand information regarding an industry, position, or organization. Often through such conversations, people find out about career paths they didn’t even know existed and by building relationships with...

Keeping Your Network Warm

First and foremost, it is important to be genuine. The key is to connect and build real relationships and use the opportunity to learn. No-one wants to waste time with inauthentic people and no-one wants to feel used, so it is essential you take the time (and effort)...

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 network  1. Let's start with your photos! Is your background photo related to...

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

Common Interview Questions

Whilst no one can predict all the questions they will be asked at an interview, by preparing thoroughly, you will hopefully be able to convince the employer that you are the person they are seeking. Preparation will not only put you in a great position to answer their...

Salary Expectations

During interviews, employers or recruiters may ask you about your salary expectations. Whilst it is important to know your worth and not undersell yourself, it is equally important to be well informed of the typical salaries for the position and location and have...

Zoom Backgrounds

Use these beautiful and professional downloadable backgrounds for class or interviews to create a neat and clutter free appearance. Click on the picture of the background you would like and then proceed to download the image. To add it to your Zoom, follow the below...

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 determine whether you have the competencies (behaviors) they are seeking, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, organization, attention to detail. The rationale is...

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. Click here for a list of sample...

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

Salary Expectations

During interviews, employers or recruiters may ask you about your salary expectations. Whilst it is important to know your worth and not undersell yourself, it is equally important to be well informed of the typical salaries for the position and location and have...

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...

Career Corner Interviews

Career Corner Interviews

NexGenT Career Services proudly presents Career Corner, a monthly video series designed to bring the best career advice to you directly from the people to whom it matters the most, our employer partners. Each month we sit down with Recruiters, Hiring Managers, and...

Alumni

Weekly Accountability Check-in Form

Here is the link to the weekly accountability check-in form: https://nexgent.typeform.com/to/OCkRg2OB If you are a graduate who has not yet had your first job success, post-program completion, we have an accountability structure to help you stay on track and to help...

Alumni Expectations

As you become an alumnus, here is what you can expect from NexGenT Career Service and what we expect from you:   Stay engaged: You will be added to the NexGenT Alumni Community Group in the online student community. This group will be your place to stay...

Alumni FAQ

Submit all documents here: https://nexgent.typeform.com/to/phN9K3Ys   Once you do so, a career coach will look them over, provide suggestions for improvement and schedule a 1:1 with you if necessary.Please use this form weekly on Fridays to report your job search...

Cyber Security Resources

Cybersecurity Certifications – the basics.

Navigating through cybersecurity certifications can be confusing. There are several certifying organizations and dozens of certifications. Which certifications you choose to pursue will depend on your desired career path and...

Level Up Your Cybersecurity Skills with these Resources

There are all kinds of great ways in which you can practice your cybersecurity skills, gain experience, and make connections that will build your network. Below are some suggestions to get you started. *Don't forget to add these experiences to your LinkedIn profile to...