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Criminal Justice Careers

criminal justice careerThere are many career options in the field of Criminal Justice. Possibilities range from Dispatcher to CIA agent . There are government agencies, state departments, private sectors and much more to consider in the job search.

Getting Started

The following are 4 solid steps to start you moving into the Criminal Justice industry.

Research
Research the industry and determine what you really want to do. Think about your passion. Do you like to help people? Do you like to make sure justice is served? Do you like the action of pursuing a criminal? With any career change, you are going to want to start with a little soul searching. For a good overview of the Criminal Justice system, check out the Criminal Justice page on Wikipedia

Education

A degree in Criminal Justice can be very helpful. There are many schools that offer Criminal Justice Degrees with many different course delivery platforms. For example, Columbia Southern University offers several Criminal Justice Degrees Online. Do a search in Google and you will find hundreds.

Resume

The resume is how you are going to sell yourself in two pages. A potential employer may review hundreds of resumes and will eliminate any candidate based solely on the resume. So, it is very important to make sure your resume is squeaky clean with correct grammar and spelling.

With your resume, you will want to put a real emphasis on your strengths and experiences. The resume is where you really want to embellish your accomplishments and promote your skills. It is definitely, not the time to be modest.

There are many resources for resume writing tips on the internet.

Search and Network

Once you have your resume in tip-top shape, you will need to spend some time on networking and promotion.

One of the best places to search for jobs and promote your resume is online. Newspaper job ads are becoming a thing of the past. Online is truly where you will find the most jobs. On many of the job search websites you can even upload your resume, so that potential employers can find you.  A few of the best employment search websites are Indeed and Simply Hired.

Another method for movement towards a new career is just old fashion networking. Using Google or Yahoo, you can search for Criminal Justice organizations in your area. You will want to attend any events they have and meet as many people that you can. Many opportunities are discovered by who you know.

Resources

Below are a few additional resources that you might help with the search. Good luck with the new career.

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