October 10, 2014

The Veteran Employment Expo

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone presents The Veteran Employment Expo which will take place on

Wednesday, October 22nd
10am to 2pm
Suffolk Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus
Police Academy Building
Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717

Over 60 companies will be participating. You can access this event via transit bus routes 3A, S33, and S41. For more information please call (631)853-6600.

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.

September 24, 2014

LI Fall 2014 College Open House

College fairs give you the chance to make your initial "visit" to colleges without going far from home. The following are the dates of upcoming college fairs for colleges in the Long Island area.
Plan your visit!







Five Towns College - Saturday, October 18th, 1pm
NYIT - Sunday, October 19th, 10am
Adelphi - Sunday, October 26th, 10am
Hofstra - Sunday, October 26th, 9am; Saturday, November 15th, 9am
Farmingdale - Sunday, November 2nd, 12pm
St. Joseph's College - Sunday, November 2nd, 10am
Suffolk County Community College - Sunday, November 2nd, 1pm
SUNY Old Westbury, Sunday, November 9th, 9am
C.W. Post - Sunday, November 9th, 1pm
Dowling College - Saturday, November 15th
Nassau Community College - Sunday, November 16th, 10:30am



September 22, 2014

College 101 Packets Are Here!

To assist parents and college-bound students with the often overwhelming task of applying to college, Harborfields Public Library is offering its popular "College 101" packets filled with financial aid information, brochures, tips for the college search, and other helpful tools to ease the college application process. High school seniors and their parents may pick up their free packets beginning October 1st. Look for the "College 101" display in the College and Career Center or ask a reference librarian for assistance.

August 22, 2014

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. Career Counselor Margaret King can help you update your resume, give you direction on a new career path as well as help you navigate the ever-changing world of job searching. Call the Reference Desk for an appointment. (631)757-4200.

August 14, 2014

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.

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.

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 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 2, 2014

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

http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

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 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.

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 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.