By Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter
Job Connection Center to host job fair
A job fair hosting more than 40 employers will be open to current CNM students and alumni, said Job Connection Services Manager Anna Watkins.
The job fair will be held at the Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, she said.
“We want all students and grads to show up because we have employers waiting to hire them,” said Watkins.
All employers participating in the job fair are required to have available positions for attendees, she said.
Employers are not allowed to collect resumes for future placement or attend just to have a presence, said Watkins.
“We hunt down employers that are looking for people to fill positions and are more likely to hire someone from the programs of study offered at CNM,” said Watkins.
There will be members of the healthcare, applied technologies, business information and technologies and culinary arts community present, she said.
“They will be looking to fill positions that range from auto techs, banquet servers, pharmacy techs, branch managers and so on, all the way down to basic customer service,” she said.
Some employers will be conducting interviews on site, so students should dress as if it were a professional interview, she said.
“If students are looking for professional level jobs in their areas of study, then this is a great opportunity to find out from somebody on the inside how it works so be organized and prepared,” she said.
Students should have all materials that they wish to present from an updated resume to a portfolio, she said.
Students should gather as much information as possible from potential employers to help with deciding if that is a place they want to work, she said.
“Pick up business cards and look for information on the company that you want to work at,” said Watkins.
This is an opportunity to get a preview of the field of interest and students should ask questions and be ready to learn as much as possible about a specific company because it is extremely beneficial to the student, she said.
Job Connection Services can aid in making or updating resumes, finding job leads and teaching students how to communicate with prospective employers, she said.
“Learning to talk about your strengths and your skills is not easy, so we are here to help students learn how to communicate and develop professional relationships,” said Watkins.
Job Connection Services Job Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
New Mexico Workforce Connection
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Right at Home
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Bank of Albuquerque
U.S. District Court
Tri-Core Reference Laboratories
310 Solar Energy
CNM Community College
Volt Technical Resources
Heritage Home Healthcare and Hospice
Philmont Scout Ranch
ABQ Health Partners
UNM Human Resources
Albuquerque Police Department
NM Taxation and Revenue
Sandia National Laboratories
New Mexico Army National Guard
Staffing Solutions/Resource MFG
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
City of Albuquerque
Los Alamos National Labs