Mock interviews wrap up résumé workshops

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Employers from the community will practice with students.

Ty-Eshia Johnson

Practice interviews with an employer are being offered 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30 in Room 220 of Opportunity Mall in student commons at Northeast Lakeview College.

Recent workshops focused on creating impressive résumés for admissions, scholarships, internships, and employment applications.

The workshops also provided helpful tips and stressed the importance of an effective résumé. Mock interviews are free.

Senior adviser Gilbert Palomo, who manages job placements and transfer services, said the Opportunity Mall is where career services are normally.

Palomo has been working as senior adviser for 10 years, three years at NLC and more than six years at Palo Alto College.

“We get different employers that volunteer to do the interviews,” he said.

Palomo said résumé workshops are conducted every semester and the college has its own job bank for students seeking employment. Students can walk in for job placement advising, but appointments are preferred to teach students to not only make appointments but keep them as well.

“There’s a lot of companies moving to this side of town and they come to us to help them find students who will be a good fit into their business,” he said.

Afterwards, the employers will also speak with guests, providing insight on strengths and weaknesses for improvement.

Palomo stressed that having a degree alone is not enough for employment and a lot happens during interviews, stating students must be able to correctly communicate with employers and dress appropriately.

“Finding a student that’s had a job for longer than a year are the ones that will get any job they want because turnover is a killer,” Palomo said. He said employers want to see job loyalty.

For more information and to register, call 210-486-5612 or email


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