Northern New Mexico College Career Services Department
Frank Orona, Director
Admissions & Career Services
We are here to help students achieve their educational goals and develop good career and job searching skills.
Our services include:
- individual consultations
- résumé review
- help with job search
- career exploration
- job postings
- annual career fairs
- mock interviews and interviewing tips
- how to dress for an interview
Career Management Tools
New financial aid rules leave little room to change degrees. Your best strategy is to decide on a career/degree plan as soon as you enroll.
Take this online career assessment, print the results, and call 747-.2269 to discuss your future with a career coach.
Find out the education level, tasks, salaries, and job availability of your career. When you research a career, be sure to select New Mexico in the drop down box near the page bottom to get state job information. Also consider using Google to do career research.
Job Banks (Try out our favorite job banks, marked with*)
Best Practices in Online Job Search
• 85% of college students find a job through someone they know, so avoid
spending more than 20% of your time searching for jobs online
• It’s usually a waste of time to post your résumé on a job site unless you are
actually applying for a job
• Do advanced job searches on your favorite sites and then save those searches
so that online job banks send relevant new job postings to your email
• Tailor searches to find only the most recently posted jobs
Job Agents: How to Deliver the Jobs You Want Right to Your Email
Links to Local Employers
Career Information Sites
See careers that are tied to NNMC degree plans. Also find information about careers tied to NNMC degrees.
Learn how to interview employees/employers where you’d like to work or to get advice about how to pursue an internship or job at their company.
Make an appointment with a career coach to access online databases to get information about companies in your career field or specific geographic region. Call 747-.2269.
Sample Résumé Format
See how resume formats have changed over the past 10 years with increased job competition. Simple, elegant styling makes it easy for inundated recruiters to see your accomplishments, and your summary becomes a mini-cover letter as your resume is passed around the job site.
The best résumés quantify and list accomplishments that prove your value to the employer. They are also customized to show how you meet the individual requirements of the job description. Learn how to write a resume and make an appointment with a career coach for help editing it at 747-.2269.
Learn how cover letter content differs from resume content and decide which type of cover letter will be most effective.
Preparing for Your Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Dress for Success
Thank You Notes and Follow-up