Class 030:
MCOE Construction MC3 Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Total Program Hours

Professional Career Development Schedule:

Location: MCOE Construction Technology 

The following workshops will help guide participants with 21st Century Employability SkillsPre-Employment AwarenessEmployer Expectations, Job Retention, and best practices for Interviewing for a position.


Expanding Your Networking Circle


Creating professional connections is a valuable asset in your job search and later on when you want to advance in your field.  From reaching out to friends for job leads and being one of your references, to finding out more about a company or industry by interviewing representatives, having a large network of acquaintances can be helpful.



*You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

Watch Big Interview Videos: “Networking” Videos

  • Networking Part 1 of 3
  • Networking Part 2 of 3
  • Networking Part 3 of 3
  • LinkedIn 101
  • Online Presence & Portfolios
    • Hiring Events
      • hiring event (also know as a job faircareer expocareer fair or a recruiting event) is typically held by employers, Department of Workforce, schools, or recruiters to promote open positions and many times offer on-the-spot interviews to interested candidates. These events are a great opportunity for job seekers to attend. An individual can meet employers, see what open positions are available, ask questions, identify the minimum requirements, and get a feel for the company and their expectations. Also, since many hiring events attract multiple employers, this gives the job seeker several opportunities to interact and network. This may open other options that you may not have considered. In addition, it’s a great chance to practice those interpersonal skills and have conversations with employers in a learning environment.

        Watch Videos:

    • Employer Expectations
  • Resume/ Cover Letter Overview 

Big Interview Resume/Cover Letter Writing


*You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

Watch Big Interview Videos: “Resume & Cover Letter Writing” Videos

  • Resume Writing – Structure Format – Part 1
  • Resume Writing – Structure Format – Part 2
  • Persuasive Resume Writing
  • Resume Writing for Robots
  • Resume Summary Statements Part 1
  • Resume Summary Statements Part 2
  • Writing Persuasive Cover Letters
  • Thank-You Notes




The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and make yourself a top candidate.

  • Jobscan Tutorial 


  • Emsi- You can use this tool to optimize your resume for the type of job that you would like to apply for 
  • TagCrowd– Great tool to quickly see “keywords” in a job description 

Big Interview Fast Track Program- Review Instructions

*You must be logged into your Big Interview account.

Big Interview Password: MCOE@ROP#1c

Watch Big Interview “Fast Track Program ” Videos

16 Videos

  1. Introduction
  2. Best Practices
  3. Types of Interviews
  4. Type of Interviewers
  5. Answering Inappropriate Questions
  6. What to Wear
  7. Mastering Nonverbal Communication
  8. Analyzing Job Descriptions
  9. Tell Me About Yourself
  10. Why Do You Want To Work Here?
  11. Behavioral Questions
  12. Talking About Strengths
  13. Talking About Weaknesses
  14. Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
  15. Salary Questions
  16. Questions to Ask

Take TEST: “Fast Track” Interviewing Training Comprehension Test

Pass with a 70% or higher

Submit Certification