Meet face-to-face with hiring managers from some of the top area employers. Dress for success and bring copies of your resume as these companies are here to hire. Job-seekers can save time, money, and effort by interviewing with multiple companies at one time and in one location. Free admission and complimentary parking.
Melville Marriot Long Island 1350 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 Monday, March 24th from 11am to 2pm
Find out what Long Island colleges have to offer. If you plan to attend college locally, attending a college open house is a good way to help make that important decision.
Five Towns College - March 15th at 1pm NYIT - March 15th and May 10th at 10am SUNY Old Westbury - April 6th at 9am Farmingdale State College - April 12th at 10am Dowling College - April 26th at 10am Adelphi University - April 27th at 11am Molloy College - April 27th at 1pm
If you don't have time to completely update your resume for that next job interview, but need to give it a quick polishing up, here is a LIST of helpful resume tips that only take a few minutes, but really make a difference and will help your resume shine.
Often the most challenging part of the job hunting process is writing an effective cover letter to accompany your resume. There is alot of conflicting advice out there for job seekers and it is hard to know where to begin especially in today's age of digital communication. A well-written cover letter is an opportunity to distinguish the job hunter from all of the other applicants. However, writing an effective cover letter is not easy to do well. HERE is how to give hiring managers what they are looking for.
Would you like your resume to stand out so that recruiters and hiring managers take notice? Show off your accomplishments without using the same old, tired words that everyone else is using. HERE is a list of strong, compelling action words that will freshen up your resume and help you show off your potential in the strongest way.
U.S News and World Report has just posted it's annual ranking of the industries where employment is expected to grow exponentially faster than the average rate. According to predictions by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2014 there have been some shake-ups. The biggest news within the industry is that information technology has bumped health care from the top spot.Click HERE for the full list.
Start the new year off right with a renewed job search strategy. 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.You can update your resume, get advice on a new career path, or get tips on how to navigate the ever-changing world of job searching. Call the Reference Desk for an appointment (631)757-4200.
If you are currently a college student heading toward graduation, this is a good time to add a few New Year's resolutions to your list. Graduating students are in the enviable position of being able to make changes now that will put them in a stronger position to find a job when they graduate. HERE are seven resolutions that you should act on now.
Do you want to make prospective employers take notice and not relegate your resume to the cylindrical file? Recruiters and employers don't want to see that you've just thrown up a profile, they want to see very specific details that show you're worth contacting. This graphic designer's resume is the most clever, and eye-catching we've seen yet. He has ditched the standard resume and created something interactive that certainly draws attention. Click on the graphic and have some fun!
2014 is here and it is time for job-seekers to take stock of how successful they have been in making those valuable connections. Networking is the most common way to get to know people and interact with them. What is the best way to connect with people who are critical to your job search or the growth of your business? HERE are a few tips to keep in mind and ensure your success in the New Year.
"So do you have any questions for me?" This common question at the close of a job interview can make the most seasoned job interviewer squirm. In today's competitive job market, sharp interview skills are more important than ever. The ultimate goal is to have a few smart questions ready that show you have been paying attention during the interview and have done your homework on the company you are looking to work for and the specific job you are after. Employers agree that "No, I have no questions" is the worse possible answer. Click HERE to learn what questions recruiters advise to scratch off your list as well as a few effective ones to ask instead.
Job seekers can be confused by the often conflicting resume advice they encounter today. Should you stick to the one-page format? Do employers still prefer the traditional layout or will a "creative" resume better catch the eye? What about the "Interests" section? Should you include this or should the job seeker just stick to the basics? The following LINK addresses the five most common resume questions and debates from today's recruiters and can help you avoid the common pitfalls and help your resume get noticed.
THE HIRE TACTICS by Tom Stein, USMC Retired and Greg Wood, CCMP
Written for the job hunter who has recently left military service and who is looking to transition to civilian employment, this book gives key strategies to translate military accomplishments into corporate success. Tips on social networking, job search, interviewing, resume writing, and cover letters are offered. CC650.140 STE
KEEPING YOUR HEAD AFTER LOSING YOUR JOB by Robert L. Leahy
Your mental health, physical well being, and satisfaction with your life can all suffer after job loss.Dr.Leahy provides psychological tools to help you better handle the period of unemployment, reduce stress, build confidence, and use your time productively. CC158.7 LEA
THE SUBVERSIVE JOB SEARCH by Alan Corey How do you overcome a lousy job, a sluggish economy, and a useless degree to create a rewarding six-figure career? Author Alan Corey details all of the loopholes, back doors, and sly techniques that he used to go from being hopelessly ignored to incessantly headhunted. CC650.14 COR
This year U.S. News and World Report made changes to the Best Colleges ranking methodology to reflect the current state of college admissions.The college ranking categories are based on 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications because they are the basis for classifying schools by most higher education researchers. Click HERE to find the full list of college rankings for 2014.
While social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine helps us connect to friends, it also means sharing our personal information with unknown users. Some of these users can be people holding your future in their hands - namely college admissions officers. Here are a few TIPSfor cleaning up your various social networking profiles.
Today's job-seeker knows the importance of social media for their job search, but just how important is it? It turns out that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring. Twitter is one of the key tools currently used by managers to let job seekers know about job opportunities in their companies. Click HERE for a list of companies that regularly tweet job opportunities and career advice.
Finding that first job isn't easy - especially in today's competitive job market. Check out these helpful TIPS to find out how to stand out from everyone else in the current crowded field of applicants looking for entry-level positions.
Networking is something you should continually be doing. In today's job market, "who you know" is more relevant than ever for career development. Click HERE to discover the 5 rules for successful networking and how to become an expert without looking desperate.
If you haven't updated your resume in recently, it can be hard to know whereto start.Find out what experiences and accomplishments you should include and what the nes resume trends and rules you should be following. Click HERE to get started.
You can start collecting social security anytime from age 62 to 70, but the later you start, the bigger the benefit. Learn the pros and cons for delaying to file along with other pitfalls to watch out for. Click HERE for the full story.
Employment agencies can help you gain valuable experience and on-the-job training. Whether making a career change or looking for employment, getting to know how the industry operates can help you decide whether the job is right for you.
The following is a list of local employment agencies to help you get started.
A growing market for fellowships that targets older workers connects private-sector expertise with non-profits in need of help. To date,
encore.org has created a 20 city network that has placed 200 fellows aged 55 and older. Fellowships are intended to help older workers to move to the next stage of their working lives. Visit encore.org for more information.
Getting a four-year degree isn't always the best path for all students. With today's graduates leaving school with an ever-increasing amount of debt, some two-year degrees and four-year degrees offer a better return on investment. Click HERE to learn more.
When job hunters have been out of the workforce for longer than six months, potential employers will often have questions about their resume gap. It is important to explain long-term unemployment in a proactive way. Click HEREto learn what pitfalls to avoid and get tips on how to increase your chances of landing the job.