Students will find copies of the required placement forms and should ensure they are completed and turned in prior to applying for positions. These forms are part of your credential file.
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Credential File FAQs
What is a credential file?
It is made up of supporting documentation for the job search process. Certain fields such as healthcare, require supporting documentation from faculty and clinical supervisors in addition to a typical application and resume submission.
When can I create a file?
It is recommended that students create a file at the beginning of their last year of a program. This allows the file to be set up and the necessary forms completed prior to beginning the job search.
What is included in my file?
Your file consists of a placement data form, which you sign giving PCC permission to share your information with prospective employers and the student reference form that is completed by appropriate faculty or site supervisors.
Who should I ask to complete a reference for me?
It is recommended that you ask professional contacts who can speak to your academic ability, experience in your chosen field, or past work opportunities where your "soft skills" can be highlighted. It's important to ask any reference for a time to talk with them about your career goals and ask them if they would be open to completing a reference for you. Offering to come back and pick up the reference from them can make the process easier for those who complete a reference form.
How many references should I have in my file?
Three references is the preferred number to include.
Who do I contact to request my references be sent to an employer?
You are to contact Betty Foreman at 252-493-7320 or email@example.com to have your materials sent. Be sure to have all the necessary contact information for the recruiter or Human Resource professional on hand.