Job Searching 101, brought to you by Candid Career.
Looking for a new job can be overwhelming and time consuming. Here are some resources that will help get you started:
Coming Soon! We are excited to announce our new online career platform: Purple Briefcase. Please come back in late Spring 2020 to learn more about this resource and how to view local open-positions, etc.
For help outside of Aims, check out Employment Services of Weld County, a comprehensive workforce center which connects resources for employment, education, and training services.
Employment Services of Weld County offers these services at the local, state, and national level.
The presence or communication of job announcements on any website (including GradLeaders) maintained by Career Services does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation by Aims Community College or Career Services.
Students and alumni are responsible for taking all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting internships or employment positions, as well as checking the credentials and integrity of an employer or organization.
Career Services resources are provided free of charge to employers and to students/alumni seeking jobs. All hiring and compensation for work performed is handled directly between the student/alumnus and the employer.
Career Services does not perform background checks on students/alumni applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students/alumni are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and the fit between the employer and the student/alumnus applicant.
Career Services makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting an off-campus employment position. Career Services staff members are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers
Job Search Safety Tips
Use common sense when applying for off-campus employment. If a potential employer asks you to participate in an activity that makes you feel uncomfortable, say no.
If a position or salary sounds “too good to be true,” it most likely is.
Be wary of check-cashing scams. If someone asks you to deposit a check or money order into your personal account and send money to another individual, say no. Don’t deposit a check or money order into your personal bank account and forward a percentage to the new employer, keeping a "commission."
If an agency is offering jobs at the state or federal level that have been previously “undisclosed,” it should be avoided. State and federal agencies post all of their positions on the official government employment site (ie. USAJobs.gov) and do not “hide” positions from the public.
Postings offering a job “guarantee” or that ask you to buy study materials, send money for certification or placement should be avoided. Legitimate organizations do not make guarantees or ask for payment to hire or train you.
Avoid job listings that use language such as “money transfers” or “wiring funds.” If a legitimate employer requires you to transfer money for your job, the money will come from the employer’s business account, not your personal account.
Do not offer personal financial information. A potential, legitimate employer will not request your bank account, credit card, or PayPal account number.
Do not fax copies of your identification or Social Security number to an unknown person. Offer these documents to your employer only when you are physically at the place of employment.
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