Career Services

The Student Success Center staff is dedicated to assisting in your career development and in navigating today's job market. Our counselors offer guidance as you search for the career path that matches your interests, skills, and values.

We offer a full range of resources and services to assist you in developing the necessary strategies and skills which will distinguish you as a qualified professional. Our services include workshops, seminars, resume and cover letter writing assistance, networking opportunities, mock interviews, up-to-date employment announcements, and more. 

Multiple career assessments, including Focus 2 Career, the Occupational Network's "My Next Move", and the Jung Typology Test are available for use, free of charge. Check out our Career Planning Tip Sheet for more information!

Free Career Assessment

Focus2Career first time users:

  1. Click on the red button below for new users.
  2. Create an account entering the fields as indicated.
    • The email address used must be your ASU-Beebe school email.
    • Your user access code is VANGUARD.
  3. Check the box agreeing to the disclaimer at the bottom.
  4. Then continue to the assessments.

Focus™ 2 Career & Education Planning System - NEW USERS (Access Code: VANGUARD)

Focus™ 2 Career & Education Planning System - RETURNING USERS

Focus 2 Student Workbook for guiding questions and exercises
What Can I Do With This Major?  Connect majors to careers by exploring multiple majors or searching for more information.

Jobs Made Real A site to learn what jobs or careers exist and what people really do in their jobs. 

Career One Stop: Career exploration, training, and job information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

O*NET Online: Occupational information for students and job-seekers. Useful for researching careers or building a resume.

Occupational Outlook HandbookThe OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Candid Career: View brief videos of professionals from hundreds of occupations describing their careers.

CareerShip: Map out your future by matching career interests. Provides students and job seekers an overview of different resources and careers, related job salary comparisons, and job growth outlook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

NACE Salary Calculator: Provides average salary information related to your education, employment history, and geographic location.

Jobs Made Real: Provides personal reviews of what jobs or career exist and what people really do within their positions. Provides employee submitted company reviews, salaries, interview information, as well as a job board.

Resume Writing

The job search process has become more and more competitive in recent years and the resume is often the deciding factor as to whether an applicant will receive an interview. Don't leave it to chance, meet with a Career Counselor for assistance in developing a document that sells you best! Whether you are writing your first resume ever or simply need to make a few updates, we are here to guide you. Check out our Resume Tip Sheet as a resource.

Job Searching

ASU-Beebe has partnered with Handshake to help students with the process of job searching! Handshake is a platform that allows students to create a profile, look for jobs and internships, participate in virtual and in-person career fairs, and speak to employers. Visit the Handshake website to get started: 

Did you know that some of the best jobs out there are not even advertised? Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor today to create a strategic plan allowing you to target positions that fit you best using a variety of job search techniques. Don't go it alone; we're here to help! Check out our Job Search Checklist for more information. 

Interview Preparation

Effective interview preparation is key to ensuring potential employers see you as the best candidate for the position. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to assist with topics including appropriate dress, questions an employer is likely to ask, questions the applicant should be prepared to ask, and, of course, appropriate interview etiquette. Check out our Mock Interview Form and our Mock Interview Questions. Check out our Interview Tip Sheet for more information!

Job Interview Questions

Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you prepared? The best way to get ready for an interview is to take the time to review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked, along with examples of the best answers. Knowing what you're going to say can eliminate a lot of interview stress.

The link below provides common job interview questions, with examples of the best answers about you, your work history and experience, the job, your goals, the new job, salary, and what you have to offer the employer.

Job Interview Questions

Practical Nursing Interview Questions

Career Fair Attendance

The Student Success Center hosts a bi-annual Spring Career Fair (odd number years) for students, alumni and community members. Dozens of employers are present hiring for full-time, part-time, internship and contract positions. Attendees are encouraged to check out our Tips for Career Fair Success for information on how best to prepare.


Additional Resources

*Documents in alternative format available upon request by contacting the Student Success Center at 501.882.8906

Diversity Employers
The Black Collegian Online

Resources for Women - National Council of Women's Organizations

Resources for the LGBT Community - Out for Work

Resources for the Older Client - Encore CareersWhat's Next

Resources for Ex-Offenders - National HIRE Network , Family and Corrections Network

Resources for Individuals with Disabilities - American Foundation for the Blind , Entry Point
Getting Hired , American Association of People with Disabilities

Resources for Veterans - , Military to CivilianTranslate Military Skills on to a Resume

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