TMCC CareerLink Now Includes Resume Books

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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Students working together to learn the CareerLink interface in the Job Preparation Center's computer lab.

Truckee Meadows Community College has launched an innovative and comprehensive job search-and-find software called TMCC CareerLink.

Employers and students who register will be able to make excellent matches of skilled workers to hiring companies that need them. This new career and job tool can be explored at "Learn About CareerLink," on the College's website.

New in January

TMCC's Resume Book is a collection of professional student resumes available for employers to browse. Employers can view the set to find potential candidates for their company.

Students who are interested in making their resume a part of TMCC's Resume Book will need to either:

  1. Attend a resume workshop (the next workshop is on Feb. 4 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Red Mountain Building, room 256) -- OR --
  2. Schedule an appointment for a resume review with the Job Preparation Center at the Dandini campus, or Job Placement specialist, Nancy Roe at the Applied Technology Center on Edison Way.

Jobs in the system will be wide-ranging

Employment opportunities entered into the system will range across the board. Students will be able to search for part-time jobs while in school, and full-time positions after they graduate.

In addition to the TMCC Resume Books feature, students will be able to:

  • Search jobs
  • Apply for a job

Employers will be able to:

  • Announce internships
  • Post jobs
  • Register for job fairs
  • Request interns
  • Search for resumes based on key words

"The software is being customized to fit TMCC's specific needs and make it as user-friendly as possible for both students and employers," Roe said. "As we register students, it will be an excellent resource to adapt it to the industry and skill level they're looking for," Roe said.

An interview module will help job seekers prepare

The interview module will assist job-seekers to rehearse for real-life meetings. Students can open the interview module of the TMCC CareerLink interface and choose an industry. Questions asked of them will be pertinent to the field that they've chosen. The mock interview can be recorded, and then critiqued by TMCC career placement advisors. The advisor will provide helpful advice the student can use toward a real interview.

Job placement staff will use the software to collect information for interface improvement

TMCC career specialists will also be able to track all types of placement and compile data to continually improve the system.

"We will be able to survey our employers post-employment, to see how well the student's skill sets matched the needs of the employer," Roe said. "The software will generate reports on placement percentages – how many interns are working and how many are eventually hired."

More information about TMCC CareerLink can be obtained by contacting the Job Prep Center at 775-673-7170.