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 expert looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we're here to help. The center provides a number of services and resources to assist Binghamton University alumni with career concerns.We do not endorse any of the following content providers, and receive no compensation in exchange for their inclusion here.
Is your body language holding you back?
Whether you're sitting in a conference room for a job interview or a coffee shop on a date, your body language speaks volumes before you even open your mouth. Are you nervous and impatient? Or engaged and interested? You spent so much time perfecting your resume, be sure to put your best foot forward in person, too.
10 career resolutions
Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. These 10 New Year's resolutions can help.
Make the most of key career moments
When you get right down to it, your career is shaped largely by just a few key decisions, conversations and actions. I call these "key career moments."
A career moment can last a minute, an hour or a day. It can also really be just a moment - a few seconds in a conversation, for example, when you did or did not say something critical. Some career moments are predictable and inevitable. Others happen spontaneously and turn out to be significant only in retrospect. You can also create career moments for yourself.
Motivational tips for a job search
Anyone who has ever suffered through long-term unemployment knows the urge to indulge in self-comforting before sending out another application. But what happens when your desire to persevere needs an extra boost? Before reaching for another scoop of Ben & Jerry's, check out these motivational tips from experts and fellow job seekers.
How to monitor your reputation on social networks
Skim any news website these days and you are likely to find a story about online privacy - and the lack of it. All of the buzz is justified; there are still very few rules in place about what people can and can't do online. It's critically important to be proactive and diligent about managing your online reputation and privacy in this Wild West world. In many cases, people will "meet" you online before they meet you in person, so it's important to make sure your online image accurately reflects the real you.
Don't name your resume, "resume" and nine other head-smacking tips for job seekers
A hiring manager shares some of the criteria he uses to whittle down 150 applications to 12 interviews. Instead of discussing the usual items that managers look for, he talks about the head-smacking, silly things people do that make him click "reject" in his applicant tracking system.
How to get the salary you want
A tight job market might have taken away some of your leverage in a salary negotiation, but that doesn't mean you should roll over and accept the first offer, says New York-based executive coach Rabia de Lande Long. You can take some steps to get the top compensation possible without putting a sour taste in your potential employer's mouth.