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 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.
What CDC offers alumni
The center provides a number of services and resources to assist Binghamton University alumni with career concerns. Also, you're strongly encouraged to read an important message on a change to the CDC's credentials service.
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If you think your job may be at risk because of recent merger activities, or just the current state of the economy, this AOL news article offers some ways to proactively manage your career so you are prepared if you need to start searching for a new job in the near future.
Ten Top-Secret Job Search Tips
One of the reasons so many people get frustrated searching for a new job is that they spend all their time on job boards. Looking for jobs online is just one method of search. It's hard to get noticed when you are one of hundreds of candidates vying for the same position. According to AOL News, more people are finding their jobs through the hidden job market.
Five Ways to Turn Off Employers
Job searches, much like first dates, are about giving the other party -- in this case the employer -- a once-over and presenting yourself in the best possible way. Also similar to first dates, job searches give you several opportunities to make a single mistake that is a real turnoff.
Be an Expert: 5 Ways to Keep up With Trends in Your Industry
Being an expert in your field gives you a competitive edge whether you're searching for a new job, making a career change or attempting a swift climb up the corporate ladder.
Promoting Yourself on LinkedIn
Elizabeth Garone of The Wall Street Journal answers questions from readers about using the social networking site LinkedIn to hunt for a new career opportunity.
Lifting the Curtain on the Hiring Process
Sarah Needleman of The Wall Street Journal sheds light on what exactly goes on behind the scenes when you apply for a job. While the recruiting process varies by industry, company and even department, the end result is the same: one person out of many receives an offer.