Kaskaskia College to Offer Free Seminar on New Job Search Site: College Central Network in Salem

The Kaskaskia College Success Center will offer a free event on Monday, July 29 to introduce members of the Salem community to the new College Central Network (CCN).  Kaskaskia College is now utilizing the CCN as part of  its ongoing effort to help meet the employment needs of students, alumni, community members, and employers.  The CCN allows users to view job postings, to create and send resumes and portfolios, and to learn about employment related topics such as interviewing skills and more.

Wendy Blythe, Kaskaskia College’s Career Services Specialist, uses the CCN as a major tool in her strategies for helping people find employment.   “The CCN is a national clearing house for job seekers to seek employment and for employers looking for qualified candidates,” she said.  “It contains so much information that is useful for candidates, including links to tutorial videos, other employment databases, career counseling and advice.  It puts in one place the tools needed for a successful job search.”

One can also upload or create a resume in a variety of styles using the build a resume tool, or build a portfolio that show off one’s skills.  Potential employers can then view these resumes and portfolios in searching for qualified candidates and alert the job seekers of the results.

CCN is intuitive and easy to use, and offers resources to answer many of the questions job seekers have, but it is only part of what KC Career Services has to offer.  Wendy Blythe will meet with and help job seekers with resumes, interviewing skills, and more.  She has also scheduled seminars on using the CCN and other Career Services at the Colleges Education Centers and branch Campus in Vandalia this summer.

The event in Salem will be held Monday, July 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the KC Salem Education Center.  For more information regarding any of KC’s career services, please contact Wendy Blythe at 618-545-3073 or by email at​

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