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Don't sabotage your job search ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY -- Avoid these job search pitfalls: Being a selfish networker. The key to successful networking is offering value. Before you ask for help, be proactive and always offer. Whether it's an article of interest or sharing a contact in your network, offering your support early in the game underscores your value.

Being unprepared for the interview. Many candidates miss out on job offers because they are not prepared to talk about the business, culture, history and job requirements. Sites such as Vault.com and Glassdoor.com can provide excellent insight into a firm's corporate culture. Failing to proofread your resume. Many employers will automatically dismiss a candidate from consideration if their resume has typos. Always proofread your documents several times before sending them out. Better yet, reach out to a professional resume writer to scrutinize your resume.

Ignoring your online presence. The first thing a prospective employer will do after reviewing your resume is search for you on Google. If you don't show up there, the hiring manager will either conclude that you are a technological dinosaur, or have little to offer. Never commence a job search without creating a LinkedIn profile. Avoid the pity game. Age discrimination is a reality and it's also increasingly difficult for the long-term unemployed to find jobs. Blaming the economy or corporate culture for your misfortune will do little to muster sympathy for your cause. Avoid any such discussion.

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Online Recruiters Directory

  • Online Recruiters Directory - a comprehensive, nationwide recruiters' directory. The visitor can search for recruiters and headhunters by location, specialty or by other various criteria. The job seeker can send his resume to all relevant recruiters with one click. - Job Board Directory – a comprehensive Job Board Directory that is searchable by location or by specialty. There are more than 60 Job Boards listed in this directory.
  • The Job Finder Advisory is an interactive unique system offering customized, comprehensive and free expert career and job-hunting advice. The system offer a free tool that will offer advice and tips based on the job seeker background such as education, current job search status, and many other parameters.
 

Employment Assistance - Fee-Based Services

The following fee-based employment assistance service(s) provide discounts for Jones College students, graduates, and alumni. When soliciting information, or registering for services, please make sure that each is aware that you are a student, graduate, or alumni of Jones College to ensure that you receive the appropriate discount.

  • Education Career Services, Inc (www.careersi.com)
    Services: ECS offers a comprehensive set of career assistance products and services with hands on support throughout the employment search process. Special Note: Information is available on the ECS website, however, you are asked to contact Mr. Stephen Klubock directly at klubocs@careersi.com or (1-866-794-3337 ext 128) in order to receive the discount.
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