November 6, 2015

Financial Aid Can Help You Afford College

Thinking about college, but concerned about how to pay for it? Most full-time college students receive some type of financial aid. With financial aid. many students who can't afford the full cost of college can earn their degrees. There is money out there Click HERE to find out how to begin your search.

September 18, 2015

College Admissions Open House

C.W. Post - Sunday, October 10th & November 8th at 10am
Five Towns College -Saturday, October 17th at 1pm & November 14th at 11am
Dowling College - Saturday, October 17th at 9am
St. Joseph's College - Saturday, October 17th at 11am
NYIT - Sunday, October 25th at 10am
Adelphi - Sunday, October 25th at 10am
Hofstra - Sunday, October 25th at 9am

Suffolk Community College - Sunday, November 8th at 1pm
SUNY Old Westbury - Sunday, November 8th at 9am
Farmingdale - Sunday, November 8th at 12pm
Nassau Community College - Sunday. November 15th at 10:30am
Molloy College - Sunday November 15th at 1pm

August 4, 2015

Free Apps To Boost Your Job Search

You don't have to be connected to your computer to search for a job.  Apps on your smartphone can help you find job postings whenever you want. The following are three recommended apps along with tips for using them. 
Linkedin Job Search App
This app which, was released last year, helps you search, sort, and filter the jobs that you are most interested in.
This app allows you to swipe right if you are interested in the job opportunity and left if you are not. It also allows you to chat with the hiring manager of a company in the app's messaging feature.
Job Board Apps
Most job aggregate sites - Monster, Indeed, Simply Hired, etc., have a mobile app version which allows you to search for opportunities.
Click HERE to find out more.

June 23, 2015

Here's What A Recent Grad's LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like

If you are a recent college grad and just beginning your job search, it's important to learn how to build a professional presence on LinkedIn. Employers use LinkedIn to search for potential employees with specific skill sets and experience. A good LinkedIn profile that tells your story will help you be competitive in the new job market. Click HERE to learn how to show potential employers and recruiters that you are serious and hireable. 

May 11, 2015

Glassdoor For Students

Whether you are looking for an internship or an entry-level job as a new college graduate, Glassdoor for Students can help. Glassdoor for Students is a free resource customized to meet the specific needs of the new job hunter. It allows students to find the latest internships, entry-level jobs and salaries, and offers career tips and tools for effective job search. Learn how to negotiate salary, prep for interviews, and find the job that is the right fit for you. Click HERE to get started.

April 17, 2015

24 LinkedIn Rules You Might Be Breaking

Using social networking in the job market has made job search and career change much more complicated. Navigating the unfamiliar and ever-changing world of online etiquette can be challenging for the job searcher. The following is the ultimate LIST of do's and don'ts that will help keep you on track.

February 4, 2015

8 Ways To Stand Out On LinkedIn

There is a lot of information out there about LinkedIn profiles and what the job seeker should and should not do. However experts agree that having a profile is a good thing when you are entering the job market, looking for a new job, or changing careers. In today's job market, If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, human resources professionals and recruiters may wonder why not. Click HERE for more information.

January 31, 2015

G.I. Jobs

Whether you are preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you have been out of the military for a while and are looking to change things, G.I. Jobs Hot Lists for Veterans will provide up-to-date insight on the best direction for your post-military career, education, and employment opportunities. Career and education needs fluctuate with the economy. By helping to keep in contact with military friendly schools and employers, G.I.Jobs can provide the veteran with the best career and education information.

January 5, 2015

Free Career Counseling At The library

If you are a recent college graduate, about to make a career change, or reentering the job market an appointment with our career counselor might help set you on the right path. Career Counselor Margaret  King can assist you with your resume, give you direction on a new career path and help you navigate the ever-changing world of job searching. Call the Reference Desk for an appointment.

November 19, 2014

Salary By State - Where Can You Really Earn The Most?

It may appear that New York and California have the highest average salaries for your career, but once you factor in the cost of living, the picture quickly changes. To see which state really offers the best salary in your chosen profession, click HERE.

November 10, 2014

Veterans Resource Center Opens At Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College's new Veterans Resource Center celebrates it's grand opening at 10:00 am Monday, November 10th. The resource center is among the largest recent investments on Long Island for student veterans with a variety of academic and financial needs. Its mission is to support returning servicemen and servicewomen in their transition to academic and civilian life. Click HERE for more information or contact Dr. Evangeline Manjares, Dean at

October 25, 2014

Ten Epic Interview Mistakes People Actually Make

A recent study shows that 92% of job seekers experience interview anxiety. This statistic should come as no surprise as during a job interview you are trying to build a rapport with a perfect stranger in an unfamiliar place, you are being put on the spot, and there is a lot at stake from this one encounter. HERE are some of the pitfalls that you should try to avoid during the interviewing process.

October 6, 2014

2015 U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

The 2015 edition of Best Colleges includes data on nearly 1,800 schools nationwide to help parents and students evaluate their options. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence. Outcome related measures such as graduation and retention rates as well as campus crime and security are also included. Click HERE to view the entire list.

July 29, 2014

Match Your Military Experience To Civilian Jobs

Ready to put your military experience to work in a civilian career? CareerOneStop can help you match the skills and experience you gained in the military with a range of civilian careers that require similar skills. Visit CareerOneStop and learn more about employment outlook, typical salaries, and descriptions of careers that may be a good match for you. 

July 10, 2014

Huntington Opportunity Resource Center Seeks Veterans

The Huntington Opportunity Resource Center is seeking Huntington Veterans for the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild Program. VetsBuild helps Long Island Veterans find jobs in the emerging green industry, provides VetsBuild students with no-cost hands-on training in basic weatherization, energy and entry-level OSHA training at their state-of-the-art facility. There is also job counseling and job placement assistance. For more information, please visit the resource center at 1268 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm or call (631)385-2163.

June 30, 2014

5 Awesome, Free Ways The Library Can Help Your Career

Maybe you haven't been to the public library since your days in college, but believe it or not, the library can help you with your job search. Whether it be to help with your resume, career counseling, or company research, the library and its knowledgeable staff can be a good place to start. Click HERE to learn five surprising reasons the public library should be your first stop.

June 10, 2014

The Secrets Of Networking From The Daily Muse

Networking events can be a daunting process for the job-seeker. If you want some help for the next time you attend one, watch a networking pro and co-founder of the Daily Muse who will give you tips on how to make the most of this experience.

June 4, 2014

How To Turn Your Temp Job Into A Full-Time Job

Temporary workers are no longer just that ... increasingly companies are using temp contractors to find full-time employees. That's great news for job seekers looking to land a full-time job. From treating the assignment as an on-the-job interview to going above and beyond, HERE is a look at ways career experts say you can parlay a temp job into a full-time one.

May 13, 2014

Job Search 101: How To Get Started On Your Hunt

If you are fresh out of college, re-entering the workforce, or looking to change careers after years of working for your current employer, the job search can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? The job hunter often finds the process more complicated than they initially thought. To help you get started, HERE are a few questions you should be asking yourself, along with some helpful suggestions on how to stay motivated, productive, and sane.

April 26, 2014

99 Sites Every Professional Should Know About And Use

With the endless number of websites, tools, and resources out there, it is often overwhelming for the job-seeker or professional to know which ones are best or worth their time to use. The following SITES just might inspire you and change the way you do things to help organize your work, learn knew skills, foster creativity, manage your career, or just make life better.

April 18, 2014

The Smartest Ways To Save For College

Saving for college is a high priority for today's families. Over 50% establish accounts by the time their children have reached their teenage years according to the recently released report by Sallie Mae entitled, "How America Saves for College 2014". Whether you choose a 529 college savings plan or a prepaid state college savings plan the more information you have, the easier it will be to make the right decision for your family. Click HERE to learn which savings strategies work best and what options you might want to explore.

April 1, 2014

11 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Job Interview

The fifteen minutes before a job interview can be harrowing. Job seekers are never quite sure of what to do with those seemingly endless minutes while waiting for the interview to begin. HERE are 11 positive things that experts suggest you try to help get into the proper frame of mind and make the best impression.

March 28, 2014

A+ Schools For B+ Students

Having good, but not great grades and average ACT or SAT scores may keep students from being accepted to top selective colleges and universities. However, there are many first-rate schools flying under the radar that are seeking students just like these. If you are a good student with less than stellar test scores or a so-so GPA, THESE are the schools for you. This list of colleges, which have strong ratings in the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings accept a significant number of students with less than top grades.

March 22, 2014

The Gap Year Option: Should You Take A Time Out?

Wondering if you're ready for college? Many students(and their parents) are worried about getting off the "college train". You might want to consider a gap year during which time you can apply to college while pursuing activities that interest you and that will improve your chances of getting in. Click HERE to find the answers to some of your questions and help you decide if a gap year is the right choice for you. You might also benefit from attending a Gap Year Fair for the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with people who work in the field.

March 18, 2014

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips For Job Seekers

Everything you wanted to know about strengthening your LinkedIn profile to get noticed by recruiters. The more complete your profile the better the odds are that recruiters will find you. LinkedIn will actually measure the 'completeness' of your profile and offer suggestions on how to make it stronger. Click HERE to see the complete list of helpful suggestions and get started.