Pinecrest's Career Development page

Career Development

                         Photo of a white board with the word career in center - experience, interests, values, education, skills, and goals all point to career

Ms. Jennifer Patterson, Career Development Coordinator (CDC)

Located in Room 1212, 2nd Floor of Building 1.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @Pinecrest_CTE 
Instagram: @pinecrest_careerdevelopment
As Career Development Coordinator (CDC), I am available to help students be career and college ready by assisting with the career planning process, which includes self-assessments of learning styles, interests, values, experiences, skills and goals; career and college exploration; work-based learning and job searches including resume writing, completion of applications, interviewing skills and networking. Work-based learning may be part-time jobs, job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and volunteer opportunities.
For five easy steps to Career Planning, go to

Career Planning Tools
Create a Future Career Path for YOU! Check out the career exploration tools below:
Self-assessment is the first step in Career Planning. Click on the link above and go to "Tell us what you like to do!" and get started on the Interest Profiler. This self-assessment will help you investigate careers that may be right for you!
Explore careers. Find detailed information on occupations and job duties. Look up education and training needed. Research wages, employment outlook and more. Begin planning your career TODAY!  
NCWorks Online offers free features and services to assist job seekers and employers in their workforce development needs. High school students who have taken the WorkKeys Assessment and received a WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, are strongly encouraged to register with their correct student ID number. Students must enter their Social Security Number in order to have their records matched in the NCWorks system and to have a permanent record of their WorkKeys CRC scores.

For new users, complete the registration process as instructed online. At the point of entering "Education Information", indicate the highest level of education, select "Yes" as a student or recent graduate, and enter the Student ID (PowerSchool number).  

Once registered, users have access to:
-A personal file folder in which to save searches, system settings and other information
-Career assessment tools, including skills matching, that help match a person's qualifications and abilities to specific occupations
-A home page with customized news content
-Creation of resume and cover letters
-Automated job searches that deliver resumes to your system message box, an e-mail address you provide or both

  • Pinecrest High School
  • 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines, NC 28387
  • 910-692-6554
  • 910-692-0606
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