CONCORD — NHTI has launched a new online job search service, open to students, alumni and the general public. Although the school has long had a “job bank” where local employers could post positions, this all-new service – powered by College Central Network (CCN) – offers far more than just a list of local jobs.
Local employers are encouraged to post jobs to the system and 50 employers have signed on since the site launched in July, posting an average of 15-20 jobs a week. But job seekers using the system also have access to CCN’s nationwide listings of jobs and internships. These listings include not only jobs posted to CCN by employers, but also jobs found by CCN’s aggregator programs, which roam the web searching for job listings. Job seekers can search the listings manually, but they can also set up “agents” to watch for jobs that meet certain criteria and send out an alert when such jobs appear.
But CCN offers more than just lists of job openings; it has a suite of tools to help job seekers get better at … well, at job seeking. There is the Résumé Builder, which guides users in creating a résumé which can then be uploaded to CCN so that potential employers can view it. (If you already have a stellar résumé you can simply upload that to CCN.) There is also Portfolio Central, which helps users assemble an online portfolio of their best work for employers to peruse – especially useful for people in artistic fields.
In addition, CCN offers an extensive and growing collection of podcasts, videos and text articles with advice on every imaginable facet of career building: from exploring your career interests and choosing a college major, to tips for writing résumés and cover letters, to job hunting advice, interviewing strategies, and much more.
Stephanie Hallet (NHTI 2010) writes, “As soon as I learned NHTI was offering College Central Network for job searches, I joined right away. As an Information Technology graduate, I appreciate the sheer volume of employment services this site offers, like resume building, assembling online portfolios and podcasts about best practices for job searching. Best of all is that it’s completely free!”
Even if you’re not currently in the job market – or a potential employer – it’s worth checking out! Visit www.collegecentral.com/nhti/.
NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education. NHTI offers over 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.