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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 on the 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, we strongly encourage you to read an important message on a change to the CDC's credentials service.

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From Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to Face-to-Face
Online resources are incredibly valuable. However, whether you live in a metro or rural area, getting off-line and connecting face-to-face is critical to networking success. Here are some tips for creating local networking groups by using online social and professional resources. Taking your efforts beyond the screen will make the difference in getting you to your next job.

How to succeed before, during and after networking events
If you're a new grad and don't think you have a network, think again. Your network begins with family, friends and coworkers – networking is based on relationships. But, in a more traditional sense, networking doesn't begin and end at the door of an event. It takes more than making that good first, second and third impression.

Ideas for boomers who want to start a business
Mitigating risk along with a number of additional issues are key considerations for all aspiring entrepreneurs. If you've ever wondered, "How can I start a business and preserve the financial assets I have?" this article can help you along the way.

Changing careers? Zig-zag your way into new territory
In most fields, there isn't just one ticket to enter. Even though your preferred field may ask for a specific educational background, chances are you may be able to bypass it. With these tips for changing careers by using the skills you already have and utilizing your resources, you can avoid starting over from scratch and succeed in doing what you really want.


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Last Updated: 9/26/16