Direct EmploymentDirect employment is the pursuit of jobs in high-wage high-demand industries immediately after earning a high school diploma or G.E.D.

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Employment Preparation Process

Below is a general overview of steps that students should take before applying for employment:

  • Complete a resume and cover letter
  • Complete a mock interview: practice crafting answers to commonly asked interview questions
  • Practice transferring information from a resume to an online application portal
  • Create a LinkedIn profile
  • Search for jobs on common search websites listed above and tailor resume to specific job posting
  • Visit the 100k Opportunities Initiative to learn about companies that have pledged to hire youth between the ages of 16-24.
  • Complete an employment application
  • Research company and craft questions prior to an interview
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