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Career Services for Community Members

Career counselors take a developmental approach to guide community members through a process of career exploration and decision making. Community members have the opportunity to learn more about their occupational identity, the world of work and how it is organized, how to investigate careers, and effective career decision making techniques. 

Career Services staff help community members to develop skills essential for a successful job search.  Staff teach how to create effective resumes and cover letters, interview successfully, network, and use the Internet to locate job leads.

Career Services is a member of CCJobNet.  Community members can view job listings sent to 13 partner community colleges by registering at www.collegecentral.com/oakton/.

Career Services offers one-on-one career counseling and job search coaching free to currently enrolled students and alumni with an Oakton awarded degree or certificate.  All others will be charged $45 per session to meet individually with Career Services staff.  Career Services will waive the fee for the initial visit, enabling the person to determine if our services are a good fit for their needs before making a monetary commitment.

Community members wishing to inquire about career counseling or job search coaching should contact Career Services in Room 1740 on the Des Plaines Campus, 847-635-1735, or the Enrollment Center in Room A100 on the Skokie Campus, 847-635-1400.