Preparation

 2 Year Action Plan: Career Exploration and Planning
Year 1 (Freshman)

 Log Into Jobspeaker And Complete Your Personal Profile
1. Explore the system: you will eventuall use it to look for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities
2. Check the system regularly to learn about and register for career events

Connect With Your Career Services Center Support Team 
1. Complete a CSC Orientation Workshop (use the calendar or visit the Student Resources Page)  
2. Complete an assessment: Speak with a MJC Counselor to take a Strong Interest Inventory or Myers-Briggs Career Assessment or visit California CareerZone Discover Possibilities

Schedule An Appointment To Meet With Your Career Program Specialist
1. Zoom appointments can be scheduled through email correspondence: Nicole Eddlemon (eddlemonn@mjc.edu) or Lakiesha McDonald (mcdonaldl@mjc.edu)

Attend A Professional Development Workshop
1. Goal Setting
2. Soft Skills ~ The Game Changer
3. Effective Time Management ~ Daily Planning Strategies
4. Resume Cover Letter Writing
5. Creating the Professional You
6. Job Search and Interview Techniques and Strategies 

Create A Professional Cover Letter And Resume Before the End Of Your First Semester
1. Email a Career Program Specialist for resume guides, critiques, and templates

Get Involved On Campus Outside of The Classroom Doing Something That Interest You
1. Join A Campus Club or a community organization, perform in a play, volunteer, or participate in campus events and activities
2. Participate in volunteer opportunities 

Have A Productive Summer
1. Pursue work and/or work-based and service learning opportunities in your field of study or field of interest: internship, summer job, volunteer, independent projects, and community service 

YEAR 2 (Sophomore) 

 Update Your Resume After The Summer And Completion Of Your First Year

 Meet With Career Program Specialist To Discuss Work-Based Learning Opportunities

 Begin Developing Your Professional Presence

1. Update Your Jobspeaker Profile
2. Build or Create Your LinkedIn Account
3. Create Networking Opportunities: Glass Door: How to NetworkWiki: How to Network6 Wrong Ways to Network Online and How To Do It Right
4. Create A Career Elevator Speech: Indeed How to Give An Elevator Pitch With Examples

 Attend A Professional Development Workshop

1. Goal Setting
2. Soft Skills ~ The Game Changer
3. Effective Time Management ~ Daily Planning Strategies
4. Resume Cover Letter Writing
5. Creating the Professional You
6. Job Search and Interview Techniques and Strategies

 Research Specific Employers And Professions With The Goal of Finding Places To Intern

 Schedule a Mock Interview 

  JOBSPEAKER Steps For Registration

 Steps to create an Account
1. Go to mjc.jobspeaker.com
2. Click "Free Sign Up"
3. Complete information and enter your preferred email address then click on "Sign up with Jobspeaker", your MJC student number will be required to sign up

After You Log-In
* If you are registering for the first time, you will be prompted to complete a new profile
* If you want to update your settings go to "My Account" (found in settings on the top right corner)
*Make sure to add your declared major in the curriculum section.  Skills are automatically populated based on your major but can be edited
*Additionally you can add skills you have acquired outside of Modesto Junior College (past education/work experience/etc.).
* Jobspeaker will automatically match you to jobs based on your skills so make sure to list them!

Create Profile
By creating a profile, you are advertising your experience to all employers who post to the Jobspeaker site.  Make sure to enter all sections of the profile including your contact information, education and work experience.  Always maintain professionalism.  You can create multiple profiles to match different positions and industries you might wish to apply for.

Resume
This profile can automatically generate a resume once your profile is complete; go to Profile tab and click on "Print PDF" button, your Resume will be saved in the documents section of your dashboard.  You can also scan in or take a picture of your professional resume and attach it in the document sections. 

Begin Job Search
When searching the Job Board, you will see jobs matched to the skill set you entered in your account page.   If you want to refine your search even more, you can click the filter icon on the right and add search conditions, such as geographical location and title/description of the job.

Download the App
If you have a smartphone, download Jobspeaker's FREE Mobile Job Search App!  You can swipe and apply for jobs right from our phone.