Take Advantage of Free Career Advice
One of the most “adult” things you do is to pay your bills. To pay your bills, you must have a job. Ideally, you want a job that allows you to pay the bills with some extra money left over for savings and fun. However, finding a job is not always easy – especially if you are an immigrant. That’s why it is so important to take advantage of free career advice from sources you can trust such as LA ORT’s fully staffed Career Development Department.
States like California Depend on Immigrants
Did you know that California depends on its immigrant workforce more than any other state in the nation? According to the Sacramento Bee, not only are most California dentists immigrants but also “nearly 40 percent of the state’s full-time, year-round workers are immigrants, the highest rate in the nation.”
Immigrants can be found working in almost every industry in California. As they sing in the musical Hamilton, “Immigrants: we get the job done.” So not only are is it possible to get a job in California as an immigrant, but it is also more likely to get a job you love in California. Now, that you know it is possible, let’s discuss how to make it happen.
Employment Preparation Programs are Geared Towards Your Success
LA ORT is a career college aimed at preparing students for the American workforce with quality skills-based educational programs and training as quickly as possible. Also, LA ORT has a Career Development Department that is available to students enrolled in these programs. The Career Development Department offers employment preparation covering the basics of job searches in the US at no cost to these students.
Free Help with Job Search Necessities
LA ORT students who take advantage of the Career Development Center will find help in the following areas:
Where and how to look for jobs – A major part of the job search is knowing where and how to look for jobs. For instance, as a legal immigrant, you want to look for jobs where there is a high need. We can help you look for the right jobs in the right places.
How to write a solid resume and cover letter – Your resume and cover letter are the first things that potential employers will see. We can teach you how to craft a resume that shows potential employers you are the best fit for the job.
What to say and do in the interview – Next up is the interview. Since the interview can be intimidating, we can help you prepare in advance for the types of questions you will be asked.
How to get the job – Finally, we help students know the important next steps after an interview such as a follow-up thank you and payment negotiation.
Form Relationships and Build Your Network
That’s not all! At LA ORT, we also offer employment assistance to students who are enrolled or have graduated from LA ORT programs. We use our connections with companies and find leads from the Institute’s Industrial Advisory Board, whose members can help you find a job in business and industry in the Southern California area. Nothing makes us happier than helping students land their dream jobs.
LA ORT’s Career Development Department Will Help You Land Your Dream Job
At LA ORT, we actively work to locate employment opportunities that are consistent with our students’ training and education programs. Since students are entrusting us with their future careers, we want to do all that we can to make their dreams come true. For us, that means offering free, quality career advice. Whether you are a legal immigrant or an American citizen, we’d love to get you started on your career path. Visit www.LAORT.edu or contact us today at (800) 998-2678 for more information.