Career Centers assists with job resumes, applications


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East Career Center Director Jill Brooks assists student with a job application.

Alexandra Rodriguez, Staff Writer

As spring break and summer are fast approaching, students are looking for a job to fill their free time and get some money in their pockets. East Career Center Director Jill Brooks is offering student assistance on a walk-in basis in the career center during lunch on Mondays for those who need guidance on applications, resumes, interviews or finding a student-friendly employer.

As applications and resumes are an especially important piece of the employment process, Ms. Brooks has primarily been helping students write resumes and fill out job applications as well as learn where to look for seasonal and permanent job opportunities. However, Brooks says she is willing to assist any and all students with each part of their job search.

Students who take advantage of this service will be able to accurately fill out an application and write a resume, but they may also receive feedback on resume design, career attire and interviewing tips to ensure they look as professional as possible. Senior Yocelin Martinez has utilized career center resources for her job search and says, “It’s great having someone to rely on. I’m not doing this by myself.’’ 

Students who plan to work and are under the age of eighteen, may also require guidance on how to acquire a work permit. Permit documents can be found in the East or West career centers and must be returned to Ms. Brooks at East or Ms. Kathleen Williams at West once forms have been signed by a parent or guardian.

Ms. Brooks advises those that want to work during summer not to wait until the very last moment as any open positions will be filled.