Paying for college and graduate school can be a daunting task, especially with the increasing costs of quality education. Join financial planner Andy Lockwood who will help untangle the often complicated application process and offer valuable information that can help make college more affordable.
Harborfields Public Library
Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm
Small Meeting Room
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.
Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, or just someone who wants to earn extra cash this summer, making the most of your short-term employment can help your long-term career. Summer jobs can help you gain new skills and real-world experience, assist with networking, and secure great references for the future. HERE is a list of the what and the how.
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.
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.
Looking for college scholarship money can be an overwhelming task. Get started by visiting these sites to find the scholarships that match your strengths and interests best. You will also find information about grants, loans, and many other types of aid that you can qualify for. Get started by visiting the following sites which have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the best sites out there. Fastweb, Cappex, SuperCollege, and Scholarships.com.
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.
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.
Are you looking to make a fresh start in the new year? Now is the time to take steps to land that job in the career you truly want. U.S. News and World Report has just released its annual ranking and analysis of the best professions for the coming year based on criteria that matters most to job seekers: job availability, advancement opportunities, job security, and career fulfillment. These rankings include the 100 outstanding occupations for 2015.
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.
Are you looking for a job? Planning a career change or need to learn more about a career? Preparing for an entrance exam? Transitioning from the military to a civilian career? Preparing for college? Let the Job and Career Accelerator assist you with occupational exams, resume writing, college admissions essays, or job search. The Job and Career Accelerator is a completely interactive database with a variety of resources including an Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Preparation Center, High School Equivalency Center, and School Center. Click HERE to get started.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.