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October 22 04:44 PM

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How We Help Get You Hired

We know your goal is to get a great IT job. That's why Placement Services are an integral component of our program.

In addition to your technical training, we know there are other skills that need to be developed to help you find the right job. Placement Services provides various seminars, workshops and other job search services during and after your technology training that prepare you for your job search. Then we help you find open IT jobs.

Curtis Bagnall Centriq Sr. Service Desk Engineer.

"I just wanted to let you know I received a job with Umbrella Managed Systems! I want to thank you for the class you taught for us on how to create resumes and interview techniques. It really helped out a lot in the process of finding a job. The training for looking for jobs and how to approach interviews is a huge help and I believe that is what led to me receiving this job offer."

Curtis Bagnall Sr. Service Desk Engineer (2013)

How We Prepare You

At Orientation we give you our comprehensive Career Transition Handbook. It is a complete guide to your transition into a new career in IT. It includes materials for all of the programs and workshops we provide to help you prepare for your job search and find the right job, such as:

  • Resume/Video Resume Workshop
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Career Fair Prep Workshop
  • Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment Workshop
Interview Skills Training
  • Interview Techniques for the IT Professional
  • Mock Interview Boot Camps
  • Mock Technical Interviews
  • How to Dress for Interviews
  • Your Elevator Pitch
  • Tips for Success
  • From time to time we bring in recruiters from staffing companies as well as current IT professionals

How We Find Job Openings

When our Placement Division isn’t prepping you for your job search, they are working hard to find every available entry-level IT job opening in Kansas City and St. Louis. Where do they find entry-level IT job openings?

  • Our Employer Network
  • Centriq’s Corporate Division Account Executives
  • Attending Career Fairs to Identify Employers with IT openings
  • Attending Networking Events (such as KC IT Pros; KCNext; KC Women in IT; KC community Online; Chamber of Commerce)
  • Monitoring all major Job Posting Boards
  • Monitoring LinkedIn Job Postings
  • Connecting with IT Staffing firms (over 450 area recruiters are in our Employer network)
  • Referrals from Current Students
  • Referrals from Graduates about Openings at their Employer
  • Cold Calls into area Companies
  • Corporate Division Students tell our Trainers
  • Referrals from Employers who’ve Hired our Grads
  • New Graduate Alerts in our Corporate Division Newsletter
  • New Graduate Alerts in our Employer Network Newsletter
  • Employer Network Invitations to Attend our Career Fairs
  • Employer Network Invitations to Attend Student Project Presentations
  • Attending IT User Groups – many of which are held at Centriq.

When we find the job openings, we email them to you. We post them on the exclusive Centriq Job Board. We invite the Employers to our Job Fair. We invite the employers to our Project Presentations. We offer to set up onsite interviews. In short, we make sure you know about every job opening we do.

Meet our Placement Team

Tina is the Centriq Career Placement & Initiatives Manager. She grew up in the Midwest and has been in Kansas City for the past 20 years. Tina has a background in recruiting and a knack for helping students build their professional profile. She loves motivating and inspiring graduates to reach for their highest potential.

Tina Pugh Career Placement & Initiatives Manager

"I've worked at other schools. I've never seen a commitment and program to place our grads like we have at Centriq."

Alex Carnahan Career Coach & Employer Relations Specialist