Northeast Alabama Community College believes that employment is an essential part of any education experience. Our Job Placement Specialist can assist students and alumni with obtaining employment. She can also provide job posting and recruitment for employers. Please see further information for students and employers below and contact Dara Patterson at 256.228.6001 or 256.638.4418, ext. 2306 and by email at email@example.com.
If you are a graduate ready to begin your dream career or a student who just needs a part time job to support their way through college, our Job Placement Specialist is here to help. Dara Patterson will work with students and alumni to develop a résumé, improve interviewing skills, and apply for potential jobs. If you would like to may an appointment with her, please contact her at 256.228.6001 or 256.638.4418, ext. 2306 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aside from working with directly with students, the Job Placement Specialist maintains communication with employers by assisting with their job postings and recruitment. An especially valuable tool utilized in job placement is our new Symplicity software. It enables you to view and apply for job openings in your field, upload your résumé, and gain more information on specific employers.
Symplicity is Northeast Alabama Community College’s online recruiting system that allows our students and alumni the ability to search for jobs or internships and apply for them online. These job postings are for all majors and are for positions located in Alabama, across the United States and even internationally! Whether you are seeking part-time work or a full-time position, this is a great place to get started.
To log in for the first time, you will use your @mail.nacc.edu email (this is your first initial, last name, and first four digits of your date of birth, i.e., email@example.com) and you will need to click the “Generate Password” button. From there, you will create a password. Once you are logged in, you should fully activate your account by completing your profile and uploading a résumé if you have not done so already.
To log in for the first time, you will use your the email that you listed on your graduation application. You will also need to click the “Generate Password” button. Once you have done this you may get an error message telling you that there is “no matching username” in the system. In this case you will need to register a new account by clicking the Register button. From there, you will create a password. Once you are logged in, you should fully activate your account by completing your profile and uploading a résumé if you have not done so already.
From the length and look to the content and creativity, the design and composition of a résumé can be a daunting task. Furthermore, the importance of an effective résumé cannot be overstated. In today’s fast paced workplace, a résumé can make or break your chances of landing a interview. Potential employers often use a it as a sort of screening tool, giving them an idea of who is worthy of a closer look.
Are you unsure of what to include in your résumé? A resume should be thorough, but concise. You want to showcase your talents and qualifications, but without including so much information that an employer becomes overwhelmed and tosses it in the trash. Yes, some résumés go directly into the trash!
Our Job Placement Specialist, Dara Patterson, has crafted several résumés for students and graduates. She is more than happy to help you create a résumé worthy of an interview.
The thought of a job interview can make even the most confident individual uneasy. Though interviews may be nerve-racking, they are a necessary step along the path to employment.
An employer needs to gain a lot of information about you in a relatively short amount of time. Are they going to see someone who is confident? Someone who is up to the task? You only get one chance to make a great first impression, so take some time to prepare before you sit down in that interview chair.
You have your first job interview. It sounds like the perfect job for you. You have worked hard while earning your degree, and you’re ready to see the payoff. You arrive at the place of your interview. You’re a few minutes late because you didn’t plan on morning traffic. Unfortunately, your tardiness will likely be a strike against you.
You are called back to interview with your potential future employer. After some small talk, the more serious questions begin. He wants to know not only your strengths, but also your weaknesses. He asks where you see yourself in five, ten years. You weren’t prepared for these types of questions, and are left not knowing how to answer. Another strike?
After trudging through the interview questions, you have begun to feel a little more comfortable. You decide to tell your interviewer about some personal issues you’re having with your roommate. Yep. That’s another strike!
Don’t let these sorts of mistakes happen to you. Make a great first impression! Leave your interviewer wanting to know more about you and your abilities. Not sure how to do that? We can help! Our Job Placement Specialist, Dara Patterson, can help you navigate these often challenging waters.
Do a quick search for the word ‘interview’ and you’ll find several words of advice on how to ace an interview. Unfortunately, some of this is good advice, and some of it is bad. Even if you take in all the good, practice is what really prepares you. To prepare yourself, there are a few things we recommend.
Students and alumni are encouraged to utilize all of the resources available to them.
ReadyPrepInterview ReadyPrepInterview.com is a one-stop shop for all things interview. If you are looking for practice questions specific to the job you are interviewing for, then this is where you go. If you need some extra tips, they have that, too. Be sure to visit our Interviewing Skills page here, but then click here to check out ReadyPrepInterview.com for all your interviewing needs.
“Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent.” Glassdoor has a database of over 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. All of these tools are available to you for free as a student/graduate of NACC. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. You can also use the site to view and apply for various job positings. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile app on iOS and Android platforms. To start using this resource, click here.
Simply Hired offers a comprehensive job search. The site indexes jobs from thousands of sites across the web, including company career sites, job boards, and niche job sites. Included in this job search is a very useful “new grad” search filter. Simply Hired provides a variety of tools to tailor job search results, allowing filtering by criteria such as job type, education and experience. We also take it a step further with special filters such as our new grad job search filter. This filter delivers jobs that require a college degree and less than 2 years of experience. This is typically the best fit for most recent graduates and students in their last semester. For information on how to use the site, including the new grad filter, please view this PDF: SH New Grad Sheet. If you would like to get started searching for positions with SimplyHired, click here. SimplyHired has also provided a Job Search Guide for New Graduates. You can view it by clicking the link to this PDF: SimplyHired’s New Graduate Job Search Guide.
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