By Steve Seepersaud
Navigating the job search process, enduring a career transition or becoming a new hire can be challenging, especially in today's economy. To help you sort through the confusion and give direction to your professional growth, the Alumni Association and Career Development Center (CDC) have partnered to bring our graduates the information, tips and advice needed to ensure success. Whether you're a recent graduate just starting your job hunt or a seasoned professional looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we're here to help. CDC provides a number of services and resources to assist Binghamton University alumni with career concerns.
Thousands of new Binghamton University alumni have left campus filled with ambition to make an impact in the working world. We encourage you to participate in the Alumni Career Network on B-Connected, the online alumni community. By doing so, you could be a resource to our new alumni, providing career advice or maybe even offering a job.
We do not endorse any of the following content providers, and receive no compensation in exchange for their inclusion here.What employers are really looking for and how to prove that you have it
If you're a new grad, employers don't expect you to have a great deal of experience in the career field you have chosen; they know you're seeking your first job after college. Instead, employers are looking for attributes first and technical skills second. When you're invited in for an interview, you will, no doubt, field some questions about your work experience and education, but this AOL article tells what the employer really wants to know.
Is your Facebook status hurting your chances of landing a job?
Like it or not, your personal information is visible on the Internet, and it can either hurt or help you professionally. The rise of social media has made us all more accessible, and the separation between what is private and public has been blurred. In this AOL news article, you'll see that your online actions and interactions can influence your chance of landing your next job.
Learn to like your job
Toxic workplace relationships, failing company fortunes and limited advancement opportunities are often compelling reasons to quit a job. But, career experts say many seemingly hopeless workplace problems can be improved or even resolved with some action and a change of attitude.
When a career veers off track
With job opportunities harder than ever to find, it's a particularly rough time to be fired, demoted, or hit a career plateau. According to this WSJ.com article, you can reduce your risk for derailment by paying attention to your value and effectiveness and by focusing on interpersonal skills, adaptability, team leadership and bottom-line results.
How to end a job interview
When preparing for a job interview, you've probably practiced a firm handshake, rehearsed answers to tough interview questions, and spiffed up your best suit. However, many job hunters overlook a crucial part of the interview process: the very end. As you finish the interview, you have one last chance to sell yourself and get the information you need in order to follow up. Monster.com offers tips for successfully closing an interview.
Learning the rules for raises
You've been working hard, earning praise from your boss and coworkers. Positive attention is great. The question is: when will those compliments turn into something you can put into your bank account? Monster.com says you should start by arming yourself with facts about how your company works and the strength of the labor market.