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Career Services

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

Career Assessment
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.

Career Research
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 Fairs

Career Information Sites
See careers that are tied to NNMC degree plans. Also find information about careers tied to NNMC degrees.

Informational Interviews
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.

Company Research
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.

Cover Letters
Learn how cover letter content differs from resume content and decide which type of cover letter will be most effective.

Preparing for Your Interview
Star Stories
Sample Interview Questions
Dress for Success
Thank You Notes and Follow-up

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.