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. We strongly encourage you to read an important message on a change to the CDC's credentials service.
Are you applying to graduate or professional school? Planning to send materials from your CDC credentials file? If you intend to meet early January deadlines, please be aware that the University’s curtailment is Friday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. If you wish to have materials from your credentials file mailed from CDC by close of business on Dec. 24, confirm that all materials to be sent have arrived in CDC and submit your requests no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. CDC cannot ensure that requests received after Dec. 18 will be processed and mailed before the holiday closing. We anticipate having many requests to process when CDC resumes operation in January. All requests will be processed in the order they are received.
The Jobless Go Back to School and, They Hope, Work
Retraining has never been easy for workers, often stressing family finances. But in this deep recession, going back to school can be an even greater leap of faith. The velocity of recent layoffs means that many businesses are contracting rather than expanding their payrolls. According to The Wall Street Journal, that leaves many newly trained job seekers competing against more experienced workers who have also been laid off.
Laid Off: Choosing Outplacement Assistance vs. Salary Pay Off
Curran Career Counsulting answers the question, "I have been laid off from my mid-level management position, and have been offered outplacement assistance or an extra month of salary. Which should I take?"
Getting out of Law
Curran Career Counsulting answers the question, "I’m a lawyer who’s never taken to the legal profession. Can I look forward to other career options?"
There are a number of common misconceptions related to interview best practices, experts say. Kera Greene of the Career Counselors Consortium and executive coach Barbara Frankel offer tips that can help you stand out from other interview subjects, avoid frequent pitfalls and secure the job.
Avoid These Interview Killers
According to a new survey of nearly 500 human-resources professionals released by the Society for Human Resource Management, there are plenty of ways to derail a job interview, and some of them may surprise you.
When Age Is an Issue in the Job Hunt
No doubt, age discrimination does exist in the workplace. But don't despair. There actually are advantages to being over 40.