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JOB SEARCH 101

BEFORE YOUR START: (make an appointment - 518/381-1365)
1.  Know Yourself (Goals, Skills, Accomplishments, Past Work History)
2.  Know Your Employer/Industry (Past/Future, Competition, Job Market)
3.  Know The Types of Jobs You Seek (Skill Req., Expectations, Hrs., Salaries)
4.  Prepare a Resume, Cover Letter and work on your Interview Skills

 

PRO-ACTIVE SEARCH (Emphasize throughout your life!)
70% of available positions are found through networks

REGISTER WITH EASE (SCCC Students and Alumnae only)
Family & Relatives (& their friends/family)
Professors/Teachers (& their contacts)
Friends (& their friends/family)
Classmates (& their friends/family)    NETWORKING - GET THE POINT!
Participate in Volunteer/Internship/Apprenticeship experiences
Membership in Community Organizations, Churches, Athletic Teams, Associations, Lodges,
Private Clubs, Adult education classes and anything else that brings you in contact with others
Applying IN PERSON
Mailing a TARGETED Cover letter/resume to a company who you researched in advance
Reviewing business sections of newspaper/journals seeing who's expanding/moving/opening
Introduce yourself at establishments frequently visited (stores, businesses, govt. offices)
Schedule an informational interview at a business you're interested in
Visit Public Libraries and Book Stores and view the literature in their Career Sections

RE-ACTIVE SEARCH (Only a small part of your search!)
30% of available positions are found in listings developed by others:
Newspapers/Professional Journals (Times Union - http://www.timesunion.com)
New York State Dept of Labor (http://www.labor.state.ny.us)
US Office of Personnel Management (http://www.usajobs.opm.gov)
New York State Civil Service (http://www.cs.state.ny.us)
New York Unified Court System (http://www.courts.state.ny.us/)
County Civil Service Exams/Announcements (Albany, Sch'dy, Saratoga)
Federal Job Listings (FEDWORLD-http://neptune.fedworld.gov)
Staffing Services (Adecco, Manpower, etc.)
Re-employment Centers (SJTA, Capital District Reemployment Center, VESID)
College Career Centers (Albany State, Union College, HVCC, etc.)
Internet Sites for Job Seekers (CDOnet - http://www.wings.buffalo.edu/employment/cdo/)
Local Job/Career Fair Events

Call the CAREER & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Office at 518.381.1365 to make an appointment with Bob Frederick