CV and Cover letter
Career counseling/consultations are designed to help you define your career/life path; identify your skills and areas of interest. The most popular types of individual consultations are: resume and/or cover letter writing and interviewing skills, self-assessment techniques, career planning, career transition, job search strategies, job market tendencies, profile on social media, etc. We also help you select the major that is right for you. Students are provided with guidelines, free samples of resumes and cover letters in both English and Lithuanian, job links and other supporting materials.
Check your CV and cover letter
The purpose of a CV is not to get a job, but to get invited to the interview. CDC assists students in CV preparation to make sure it is conveyed in a clear, well-organized and professional style.
Check out these resume builders:
- Chronological Portfolio
- File Cabinet Portfolio
- Professional Portfolio
- Creative Portfolio
- Functional Portfolio
- Qualifications Portfolio
Interviewing is one of the most important steps in the job-seeking process. Studying up on interview techniques, looking at an interview sample Q&A can be helpful. The success of the interview will be directly related to the preparation time you give to it. CDC assists students to be prepared for the interview – we organize mock interviews and discuss your individual performance.
- Dressing for an interview
- Interview techniques
- Mock interviews
- Interview over Skype
Employment for students
When you begin your search for practicum opportunities that fit your needs, requirements, and major; the first step would be to contact your Practicum Professor directly to receive information on possible opportunities for you.
On campus employment
The Career Development Center will provide job opportunity listings as they become available throughout the year. All openings, whether on campus or off campus, are posted on CDC bulletin board and CDC Facebook group. Join our Employment Database if you are interested in tutoring, translations, babysitting and other opportunities.
Off campus employment
Non EU students can officially work up to 20 hrs/week with the TRP card during the academic year. TRP card allows you to work up to 40 hrs/week during the summer season. If you DO NOT have a TRP you are unable to get employed in Lithuania, on or off-campus.
- Click here to look at employment resources.
Below are some sources to look into when looking for off-campus employment;
EURES – job mobility network
European Employment Services is a co-operation network which brings together the European Commission and public employment services of the countries belonging to the EEA (European Economic Area). The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. You can search for any job in any country by using this portal: www.eures.europa.eu
As LCC students enter the summer break already in May, this gives an exceptional opportunity to work for all 4 months. Summer employment gives students experience in a dynamic workplace environment and offer learning opportunities that will develop and improve their skills for future employment. Please note that students are expected to return by the first day of classes and might be automatically be withdrawn from LCC if they fail to do that.
W&T USA program is the most popular summer work exchange program for students. Participants work for up to 4 months for the US host companies / employers. Both the EU (in freshmen, sophomore and junior year) and non-EU (in sophomore and junior year) nationals can apply for this program. There are two agencies that run the W&T USA program:
- ZIP Travel or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lithuanian World Center for Work Experience and Studies Abroad or email: email@example.com
Visit LCC Career Development Center to get assistance in developing your career plan and following it.
- Linked In
- Job fairs in Lithuania
- Job search in LT and EU
For more support and information for seniors, visit our “Senior Package” website
Have questions about your career?
If you have any questions or concerns about anything written above (CV or Cover Letter writing, interview prep., employment, career goal setting, etc.) feel free to set up a meeting with the Career Development Counselor via this link – Meeting with CDC or Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org