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 11, 2014

Online Job Searching and Resume Writing Workshop

Learn how to use the Internet to find that perfect job! In this lecture and demonstration you will learn how to develop and create a powerful resume, find and use online search websites, and formulate a job search process that will work for you. Please register with the Reference Librarian.

Wednesday, May 28th, 7-9pm
Small Meeting Room

April 7, 2014

Wait-Listed? Now What?

Next to getting denied, getting wait-listed at your first-choice college is every student's worry. A college's wait-list is made up of students who the college believes are qualified to attend, but who were not admitted for various reasons. These students have the option of staying on the wait-list in hopes of getting admitted later. Most colleges admit students from their wait-list after May 1st. Learn what steps to take if this happens to you. Determine your chances, campaign for admission, or make alternative plans. HERE are some tips on how to proceed.

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.

March 3, 2014

Long Island Colleges Open House Schedule 2014

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

February 27, 2014

45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed

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.

February 11, 2014

Best Places To Work

Glassdoor has announced the 50 Best Places to Work for 2014. Winners were determined by the people who know the companies best - their employees. Click HERE to see the complete list.

February 10, 2014

How To Write A Cover Letter

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.

January 31, 2014

185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome

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.

January 23, 2014

The Best Jobs For 2014

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.

January 17, 2014

Free Career Counseling At The Library

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.

January 7, 2014

New Year's Resolutions For Upcoming Graduates

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.

January 2, 2014

This Is It: The Best Resume We've Ever Seen!


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!

December 30, 2013

How To Be A Networking Star In 2014

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.

December 17, 2013

Questions You Should Never Ask At A Job Interview (and some you should)

"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.

December 12, 2013

Answers to the 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters

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.

December 3, 2013

2014 U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

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.

November 22, 2013

How To Clean Up Your Social Media For College Applications

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 TIPS for cleaning up your various social networking profiles.

November 15, 2013

31 Company Twitter Accounts You Should Follow Today

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.

October 21, 2013

How To Land The Entry-Level Job Of Your Dreams

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.

October 17, 2013

Business Networking Without Looking Desperate

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.

October 15, 2013

43 Killer Resume Tips That Will Get You Hired

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.

September 18, 2013

How To Get The Biggest Social Security Check

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.

September 16, 2013

Temp Agencies

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.

765 Smithtown Bypass
 Smithtown, NY 11787

6175 Sunrise Highway
Massapequa, NY 11758
Randstad USA Staffing
1767 Veterans Highway Suite 42
Islandia, NY 11749
Lloyd Staffing
445 Broadhollow Road Suite 119
Melville, NY 11747

Medical Staffing Network
738 Smithtown Bypass #201
Smithtown, NY 11787