Services

Since 1981, the John F. Kennedy University Career Services Department has been meeting the career needs of students and alumni. Career Services offers a variety of services to students and recent alumni including career interest assessments; resume development, and career and job search resources.

Exploring and collecting relevant information will help you make better career-related decisions and enable you to conduct a more efficient job search.

The Career Center offers a number of resources to assist you in this effort. Contact the Center at (925) 969-3542 or career@jfku.edu to find out how you can put these resources to work for you today.

Career Assessment
As part of the career exploration process clients often find it helpful to use career-related tests to clarify their goals. These tests are both standardized and non-standardized instruments that assess career interest, skills, values and personality.

Resume Assistance
A well-written, targeted and correctly formatted resume is the most important tool for a successful job search. Get the help you need preparing your resume or cover letter at the Ready-Made Resumes website. This site is only available to JFK University students and alumni. Forgot your password? Call or email the Career Services staff to retrieve it.

Alumni Career Connections Network
The JFK University Career Center and the Office of Alumni Relations have developed a network of alumni who are interested in sharing information about their work with students and alumni. Individuals interested in using the network as a resource, as well as alumni who would like to be advisers, are welcome to participate.

The Internet provides an abundance of career- and job-related information right at your fingertips. You can find information about a career in general, the employment outlook and the education required to enter the field, as well as job opportunities and salary information. Below are a number of websites that offer career information, including educational and licensing requirements, and networking opportunities.

Additional Links and Resources

Below are a number websites that offer career information, including educational and licensing requirements, and networking opportunities.

American Career Info Net
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Information Network
Bureau of Labor Statistics
California Labor Market Information
Job Star
Riley Guide
Wet Feet
Hoover’s
Business licenses required in California 

Networking Organizations 
Nationwide and comprehensive volunteering opportunities
Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
Forty Plus (Managers and professionals) Networking organization
American Small Business Development Network
SCORE (small business counselors)

Psychology-related websites
American Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
American Board of Professional Psychology
American Association of State Counseling Boards
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc
American Art Therapy Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Employees Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT)
National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT)
Association of Death Education and Counseling
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals
American Massage Therapy Association

State and Federal Agencies and Organizations
Employment Development Department (where to go for unemployment benefits)
California Small Business Administration
Minority Business Development Agency

It is important to understand the salary ranges within your field of choice. Below are some websites that will help you gather information related to salaries.

www.bls.gov/ncs
www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/compub.htm
www.salary.com
www.salaryexpert.com
jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.htm
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/Search.aspx

Career Sites

Below are a number websites that offer career information, including educational and licensing requirements, and networking opportunities.

American Career Info Net
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Information Network
Bureau of Labor Statistics
California Labor Market Information
Job Star
Riley Guide
Wet Feet
Hoover’s
Business licenses required in California 

Networking Organizations 
Nationwide and comprehensive volunteering opportunities
Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
Forty Plus (Managers and professionals) Networking organization
American Small Business Development Network
SCORE (small business counselors)

Psychology-related websites
American Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
American Board of Professional Psychology
American Association of State Counseling Boards
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc
American Art Therapy Association
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Employees Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NACBT)
National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT)
Association of Death Education and Counseling
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals
American Massage Therapy Association

State and Federal Agencies and Organizations
Employment Development Department (where to go for unemployment benefits)
California Small Business Administration
Minority Business Development Agency

Salary Research Tools

It is important to understand the salary ranges within your field of choice. Below are some websites that will help you gather information related to salaries.

www.bls.gov/ncs
www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/compub.htm
www.salary.com
www.salaryexpert.com
jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.htm
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/OccGuides/Search.aspx