Putting Education to Work! LA ORT’s Motto for over 30 Years
It can get frustrating knowing that you have learnt all the skills it takes to be good in a particular career, and you even have a credential to show for it, but your efforts to land a job appear to go nowhere. It is not surprising you feel helpless in this situation and just wish you had someone to lend you a helping hand. Usually, you would ask your parents, friends, or neighbors for their advice but you doubt that they have enough knowledge to help you on this. So who can help?
Many colleges provide seminars or courses on tips and info on employment, as a matter of policy. But, if you are looking for more individual guidance to give you an edge over the other applicants and graduates in the field then you should be selective in the type of college you pick for your career training. After all, learning the subject and practicing the skills in a lab at a college will only take you so far. You need to stand out from the crowd. To get there, you need to be trained in finding the right employer, how to get the right entry level job, and how to advance in your career.
LA ORT understands your challenges, and has adopted an approach to make life after graduation rewarding rather than stressful! While you are learning the technical skills that you need for work and to get promoted, we also work with you to put your best foot forward to improve your work habits, attitude, and communication skills. We even discuss adjustment to a new culture for our foreign students. This includes English skills and sensitivity to cultural differences with people in the States. These life skills not only help you at work, they help you lead a balanced life. The more balanced your life is, the more you are likely to stick to your career choice and that’s what we want! We want you to be happy and successful in your new adventure!
Then, we will sit down with you and help you really figure out your roadmap to success. We will help you find your specialty and then help you create a resume that not only shows what you can do, it shows what you want to do the most. And because knowing how to present yourself for future work or promotions is a necessity, we will teach you the fundamentals that last a lifetime. You will create and edit your resume in a way that is eye-catching while following a professional format and language. And you will learn how to write cover letters. Many people have spent decades in the workforce and still cannot wrap their heads around a good cover letter. You will master writing a cover letter and the post-interview thank you letter, which is also very important but often overlooked. And, of course, we will go over the interview. We will show you the most common questions that are asked and how to answer them. You will even get to do practice interviews and be coached on how to improve.
After you are ready for work, we work with you on your job search. You will learn where to find job leads online, in publications and with trade organizations. And you will learn where and how to post your resume so employers can see you. You will learn the benefits of websites like LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster.com, Careerbuilder among other job boards. And you will enjoy the benefits of learning how to network. Being good at networking helps you find and keep relationships with people in your career field. And best of all, you will benefit from LA ORT’s strong relationships that have developed over 30 years with companies and business owners! We will actively work with those connections to find opportunities for you. LA ORT has achieved an impressive record of 86% employment success rate for its 2015 graduates because of its unique approach in Career Placement.
For LA ORT students and graduates, all the above comes at no additional cost. Contact one of our colleges in Los Angeles near you today and you’ll find all kinds of student services and financial aid at the ORT colleges in Los Angeles. From design and pharmacy to business, ORT offers many programs opening the doors to your dream job.