Career Planning and Preparation

Job Search Assistance

Will Career Services find a job for me?

Career Services provides support for you during your job search. We will assist you with identifying opportunities, creating and polishing your job search documents, and guiding you through the job application process. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to secure gainful employment.

Apache Jobs

Jobs at TJC

Apache Jobs, powered by College Central Network, is an online job board for Tyler Junior College students and alumni. This job board is specifically for members of the TJC community; employers who post here are seeking talented Apaches to hire! While Apache Jobs is not the only website with job listings, it is a good place to start. In addition to providing a place to search for employment, Apache Jobs also allows you to create an e-portfolio and upload your résumé so employers can find and recruit you! To get started, visit the Apache Jobs website and click the "Student" button to create your account.

On-Campus Recruitment

Employers are frequently on campus recruiting Tyler Junior College Apaches. Students can meet with employers at job fairs offered in the Spring as well as throughout the school year. To find out which employers will be visiting campus soon, contact the Career Services office, check your student email, and look for announcements on our website.

Salary Information

As you begin your job search, you should have a good idea of the appropriate salary range for someone seeking entry-level employment in your field. Some companies choose to share the salary (or, the salary range) on a job vacancy announcement. Other times, you may be asked for your salary requirements on the application or in an interview. There are several resources available to assist you with identifying an appropriate salary for your career field:

  • Career Coach: Tyler Junior College now has Career Coach! This program is invaluable because it provides local salary and employment information. Additionally, when you create an account with Career Coach, you have the ability to review the average salaries in cities within a 100-mile radius of Tyler, Texas.
  • ETC Salary Calculator: The Educate to Career Salary Calculator estimates your market worth based on factors such as your relevant work experience, your education level, and the relevance of your degree to the occupation you are pursuing.
  • Salary.com: If you are exploring career opportunities outside of the local area, salary.com has allows you to check average salaries in any zip code in the U.S.
  • Bank Rate Cost of Living Calculator: Sometimes, students find job listings with higher pay in cities and large metropolitan areas. It is important to not only consider the salary, but how far that salary can be stretched in various locales. The cost of living calculator from Bank Rate allows you to compare what you would need to make in different cities to maintain the same standard of living. 

Interviewing

For many students, the job interview is the most intimidating part of the job search. Career Services is ready to help you ace the interview! Students can get answers to questions such as: "what questions should I expect?" "what should I bring to a job interview?" and "what should I wear?" by visiting the Career Services Resource Room. Students can also request an appointment for a mock interview and receive detailed feedback regarding the interview. To schedule an appointment, please call 903-510-2334.

Additional Job Search Resources

There are many resources available online and in the Career Services Resource Room to assist you with your job search. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Job Hunters Bible: This is the official website of Dick Bolles, author of the popular "What Color is Your Parachute?" Mr. Bolles provides information for job-hunters and career-changers to help you in your search for meaningful employment
  • Jobipedia: Jobipedia allows you to ask recruiters from top companies your questions related to searching and applying for jobs
  • One Day One Job: This website features a new employer and entry level job each day. You can search for information about entry level positions and internships by location, field, or major.

For additional information about how to conduct a job search, visit the Career Services Resource Room or make an appointment to visit with a Career Services professional.