Job Research

Students will learn about Franklin County businesses that hire students directly from their program of choice.  Many times employees will guest speak in classes, attend job fairs, and be mock interviewers for FCCTC activities.  Their instructor will expose students to career options for their senior cooperative education/internship experience.  They will learn what positions require a high school diploma, as well as further post-secondary education that may be needed for certain positions in their field of choice.

Here are great ways to your first or forever position:

Your Program Teacher – Ask your instructor for the top places you should apply to for co-op or for after graduation.  Make sure you ask for the name of business, name of contact, location, email, and phone number.  The more information is best.

Your Co-op Site – You may be offered the job at your co-op site, sell yourself.  Ask the co-op coordinator for other recommendations if that employer is not hiring after your time is over.  Always make a good impression, that job could help you get the next job.

Mock interview – At your mock interview during your Junior year, you will meet representatives of the industry you will be going into.  Here is your chance to get to know a possible reference.

Word of Mouth – One of the BEST ways to find a job is to network with people that you meet at school, work, family events, and anywhere you go to work or have fun.  Especially if you show your good work ethic, responsibility, and character.  People are watching for your positive (or negative) personality, even when you think they may not be looking.

CareerTech Job Board – Click here for employers that advertise on the CareerTech website directly to current students and alumni.

PeopleShare Employment Agency, Chambersburg locationClick here and contact Sara Maines to help you find employment

Indeed – Click here for a very popular place to post your resume and search for local and national jobs.

Newspapers – Look for employment in these local newspapers in print or online: Public Opinion, Harrisburg Patriot, Hagerstown, so many more…

PA Career Link – Click here to view a one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers, and other interested individuals.

LinkedIn – Click here for a very popular place to look for open positions and to network with others.