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
NEXT WALK-IN CLINICS:
WEEK OF July 27-August 2, 2014:
Monday, July 28 1-5 pm
Thursday, July 31 9:30am - 12:30 pm
WEEK OF August 3-9, 2014:
Tuesday, August 5 9:30am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, August 6 1-5 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 in 2014 are scheduled for July 10, August 8, September 5, October 3, and November 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 AND JOB FAIRS:
Informational Blogs:Are There Really Jobs at a Career Fair?
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014, 8AM-12PM, New Mexico State Personnel Office Career Fair, 2600 Cerrillos Road (Willie Ortiz Building), Santa Fe, NM The Children Youth and Families Department and the Human Services Department have nearly 200 positions open in various locations statewide. Job Seekers with experience in social services and/or degrees in social work, sociology, education, family studies, criminal justice, counseling, psychology or another social services field of study are encouraged to attend. You will receive one-on-one job consultation, application review and assistance in completing the on-line application. Dress for success and bring your resume on a flash drive. Click here for an event flyer.
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.
Read the latest blogs: O*NET Helps You Find Key Words for Your Resume, and Slow Down! A Hasty Job Application in a Mistake listed below.
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
- Successful Interviewing
- 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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