Career Planning

Resume Building

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TIPS:

  • Before you start, make a list of your experiences

  • Highlight the most relevant experiences and skills

  • Show yourself as a dynamic person

  • Make your experiences sound impressive and responsible

  • Include information about the successes you achieved in a certain role

  • Appreciate yourself as an engaged learner

  • Showcase leadership skills

  • Give value to community service

  • Review and revise

  • Share samples of your work

Click HERE for the DO'S & DON'TS of resume building

Interview Prep

Prep Questions:

Click HERE for a list of 50 interview prep questions!

Appropriate Attire:

  • Some companies are very conservative in their dress policies and require business attire, while others are more business casual.

For Men:

  • Men should wear a suit, tie, and dress shoes to most interviews. 

  • If the interviewer tells you that you should dress casually, or you are very confident that they prefer a casual style, you can wear a blazer or sports jacket with dress slacks and either a sweater or a button-down shirt.

  • Wear black or brown dress shoes and black socks.

For Women:

  • A suit (either pantsuit or skirt suit) with a button-down shirt or blouse is most appropriate for a professional interview.

  • Wear neutral colored shoes, either professional flats or heels (no more than 2-3 inches).

  • If the interviewer tells you that you should dress casually, or you are very confident that they prefer a casual style, you can wear a skirt or slacks with a blouse or button-down shirt and a blazer (if you do not own a blazer, you can wear a neutral cardigan or sweater instead).

Job Listings

New Bedford & Southcoast 

Click HERE to view current job openings!

Common Job Search Engines

Careers in New Bedford

Top 4

Retail/Hospitality

Maritime

Manufacturing

Medical

+ STEM

STEAM THE STREETS

  • Over 1.4 million tech. Jobs will go unfilled in the year 2020 (not enough qualified people to fill the tech. jobs)

  • Only 25% of schools offer high quality computer science programs

  • Immense diversity gap with only 5% of top tech employees being Black or Hispanic

Vocational Training

Jobs that pay Tuition/Benefits

NBNS @ Vok options:

  • License Trades:

Electrical

Steam Engineering

Safety

Plumbing

Medical

Carpentry

  • Non-Licensed Trades:

Carpentry

Computers

Photography

Auto

Machine Shop

Welding

  • Academics:

Language

  • Practical Arts:

Floral/Gardening

Art

Clothing

Special Interests

Food & Health

  • Amazon

  • FedEx

  • UPS

  • USPS

  • Home Depot

  • Verizon

  • Starbucks

  • AT&T

  • Bank of America

  • Best Buy

  • Comcast

  • Disney

  • JetBlue

  • Walmart

  • Chipotle

  • Gap

  • Aeropostle

  • Ford

  • Lowe's

  • Macy's

  • KFC

  • Lockheed Martin

  • McDonald's

  • Nike

  • Staples

  • Target

  • Google

  • Some fast food companies (also offer scholarships)

Greater New Bedford Workforce

View the Greater New Bedford Workforce Development website to view:

Performance Dashboard - Labor Market Statistics for GNB area

Find your Job & Career in New Bedford

Apprenticeship Information

MassHire of Greater New Bedford