Local Career Events and Resources
SFCC CAREER SERVICES FREE CAREER WALK-IN CLINIC
- 45-minute individual appointments
- Must register in person on day of clinic in room 131 any time after 8 a.m
- Open to students and community members
- Resume review or creation
- Decide on a career, new career, college major
- Career Interest Assessments
- Interview preparation
- Job search strategies and resources
- Brainstorming abour career options
Clinic schedules are posted below, on JACK and outside room 131, which is next to the cashier's office
NEXT WALK-IN CLINICS:
- Wednesday, December 17 1-5 pm
- Thursday, December 18 9:30am - 12:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 6 1-5 pm
- Wednesday, January 7 9:30am - 12:30 pm
Santa Fe Community College Center for Academic Transitions has partnered with the AARP Foundation, with generous support from the Wal Mart Foundation for a 2 year grant (2014-2015) to priovide Northern New Mexico residents age 50+ help to get back on their feet in the workforce now have a new option to support that goal. Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) has been named one of 12 community colleges nationwide – and the only one in New Mexico – to participate in AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK 50+ Initiative through a new collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The program will provide job coaching, academic training and career retooling for funemployed or underemployed men and women, age 50+, and scholarships for unemployed or underemployed women, age 50+, so they can land a good job. The first step for those interested is to call AARP Foundation at 855-850-2525.
The BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative is dedicated to moving low income or unemployed women age 50+ from instability to stability by increasing their income through employment. BACK TO WORK 50+ focuses on improving economic opportunity by providing education, training and employment services that facilitate entry into good jobs in our community. INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR 2015 ARE 1/9, 3/6, 5/1 AND 8/7. Call AARP Foundation at 855-850-2525 to register for an Information Session and receive a helpful packet which includes the booklet "7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers" and local job search resources.
View this article and short video about other Plus 50 Initiatives at community colleges across the country.
CAREER EVENTS AND JOB FAIRS:
Informational Blogs:Are There Really Jobs at a Career Fair?
New Mexico Workforce Solutions Job Fair Calendar
READ "Where's My Great Career?", the career blog at Santafe.com, written by SFCC Career Services Coordinator, Patty Armstrong.
New December blog: Just Because They Say They Do, Doesn’t Mean Job Counselors Know What They Are Doing
- Appreciating Your Assets
- Are There Really Jobs at a Career Fair?
- Bogus Job Postings and Exploiting Employers
- BOOK REVIEW: Great Tips for A Job Search in Tough Times
- BOOK REVIEW: Know What Human Resource Offices Are Looking For
- Can You Love Your Job?
- Finding Your Career Direction
- Higher Education Shifts Focus from Participation to Graduation
- How Do I Tell People I Was Fired?
- I Just Graduated And Now I Need A Job
- Is Fear Inhibiting Your Career Development?
- It's Not You. It's Unregulated, Non-Standardized and Secretive Human Resources
- Job Application: Obscuring Your Age or Obliterating Your Chances?
- Just Because They Say They Do, Doesn’t Mean Job Counselors Know What They Are Doing (link coming soon)
- Networking? I Don't Even Know Where to Start!
- OMG! I Am So Nervous About Interviewing!
- O*NET Helps You Find Key Words for Your Resume
- Re-careering; Finding and Selling Yourself in a New Field
- Returning to School as an Adult
- Slow Down! A Hasty Job Application in a Mistake
- The Best Resumes Show Employers You Have What They Want
- The Power of Keywords
- They Didn't Pick Me for the Job. I Must Be...
- Volunteering Your Way Into A Job
- Where Are All the Job Postings?
- Your English Teacher Does NOT Know How to Make Job Search Resumes!
GET THAT JOB SEMINARS are now self-study learning modules available in the CAT Lab at the Center for Academic Transitions, room 131, M-F, 9-5. These learning modules are designed to supplement individual work with the Career Services Coordinator. Modules include
What Kind of Job/Work Do I Want to Do?
Job Search Strategies
What Makes a Great Resume?
Navigating the Online Application
Creating A Professional Portfolio
Facebook, LinkedIn and other Online Profile sites
CAREER EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT RESOURCES:
- Accelerate New Mexico
Department of Workforce Solutions (New Mexico Dept. of Labor)
Santa Fe Small Business Development Center (new office location on campus!)
Santa Fe Workforce Connection Office: 301 West DeVargas, Santa Fe, NM 505-827-7434
WESST (Has self-employment groups/workshops/advising geared to Artists)
Your Queer Career (LGBTQ Job Search Book and website QueerCoach.com)
Focused on Women
Focused on 50 Plus Age Group
50+ Employment Connection: 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 505-476-4623 (Has Job Club)
Advocacy for immigrants, undocumented and exploited workers
Encuentro (Albuqurque branch of NDWA)
Minimum Pay and Overtime for Direct Care Workers Rule (new law goes into effect 1/1/15)
Own the Dream (info about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program)
For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, GCDF, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657), email@example.com.
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