Job Fair Update
Our spring job fair was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
The Job Fair was a huge success today! We had our highest ever number of employers at 95 with 654 job seekers. There has not been a count of job seekers in the past.
We had employers that did interviews on the spot and are very interested in hiring folks already. There were many job seekers that were placed or soon to be placed and walked away with great comments.
Please check back in the fall for information on our upcoming spring job fair.
Employer of the Day
Are you interested in hosting a table to speak with students about your job availability? Please email Mary Allenson
to set up an appointment. I would like a two week advance appointment, if that doesn't work, we can work out something.
Please schedule your availability for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday anytime from 10 am to 1 pm. You can do the whole time slot, an hour, etc. Please email what day, time, a little description of your job and what programs you are interested in posting to.
Upon scheduling your time slot, I will:
Put announcement on internal monitors
Contact faculty of your program interest
Post on social media
Post on college calendar
I will re-post on social media again the day before your visit.
The Career Services Office at Anoka Technical College assists students and alumni with job searches including, development of cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills and networking necessary to seek internships and employment. Connecting employers with students/graduates with the right skill set is also a priority.
Please note that On-Campus (Work-Study) Jobs are available through the Financial Aid Department.
Job Services for Students & Alumni
- Job Search/Career appointments
Students and alumni may schedule individual appointments to discuss career related concerns. Possible topics you may discuss include, but are not limited to, career/industry research, resume/cover letters, interviewing, and questions regarding job search techniques. Appointments are scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes. To make an appointment, contact Carol Grinde or Jenilee Drilling, room 190F, or call 763-576-7780.
- Graduate Survey
All Anoka Technical College graduates will be asked to complete a short Graduate Follow-up Survey within one year of graduation. Data collected is regarding employment and further education.
- Resume and cover letter development
- Mock (practice) interviews
Students will learn about the benefits of networking and how to create and maintain a professional network.
- Online Resources
Employment Services offers many online resources that help with career and industry research, networking connections with alumni, and job opportunities.
- Register with the Anoka Technical College site www.collegecentral.com/anokatech
to search job opportunities, create and post online resumes and portfolios.
Job Services for Employers
Employers register and post job openings at www.collegecentral.com/anokatech.
Unlimited free job postings.
Employer of the Day – contact Mary Allenson at email@example.com or 763-576-4094
Upon request and availability, employers are provided a table in the Student Center to promote and recruit job openings to students.
Annual Spring Job Fair
Employers are invited onto campus to recruit Anoka Technical College students and alumni during annual Job Fair. If interested, call 763.576-7710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Services for Faculty
Classroom presentations and workshop
Faculty may request a class or club visit from Employment Services. The Job Placement Coordinator will create a presentation focused towards the interest of the group.
Job Openings will be forwarded to Program Directors
Job leads appropriate to individual programs will be provided to instructors to disseminate to students and alumni
Online Employment Resources
www.CollegeCentral.com/anokatech - Anoka Technical students and alumni have access to employment-seeking resources; documents, podcasts, resume and portfolio format, and JOBS. Employers register and post jobs for free!
www.MinnesotaWorks.net – The best Minnesota job board. Free for job seekers and employers to use because Minnesota Employer’s Unemployment Tax dollars support it.
www.iseek.org – Explore Careers, Plan Your Education, Find A Job, site is maintained by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
www.LinkedIn.com – Use professional social networking to stay current in your profession and develop professional contacts in your field. The mission, “Connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.”
www.gpslifeplan.org/workforce - The GPS LifePlan can help you set goals and design plans that will lead you to the success you desire.
www.mn.gov/deed – Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website; resources for job seekers, employers, business, local government.
www.JobHuntersBible.com – Richard Bolles’ (author/job-search leader) official site for "What Color is Your Parachute?"
www.glassdoor.com - Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions -- all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.