Get Hired

Professional skills are developed inside and outside of the classroom. Interpersonal skills can be as important as job specific skills. This section will help prepare you for your job search.

Job Search Resources

Resume & Cover Letter

  • Resume Starter Guide Adobe Acrobat, PDF- Printable starter guide if you don’t know where to begin.
  • Resume Guide Adobe Acrobat, PDF- A brief introduction on resumes, along with a sample to guide your resume building.
  • Optimal Resume - Do you need to build a resume or cover letter in a quick and easy way? Here's your answer, complete with samples.
  • The Art of Writing Job Search Letters - An excellent introduction to the various job search letters.


  • LinkedIn - Professional networking site used by thousands of companies and job seekers.
  • Informational Interviewing - A great way to connect with professionals in career fields of interest and learn about an occupation or industry.
  • Networking for Your Job Search - Great tips on how to build your in-person and online network.


Job Search Sites

Finding Government Jobs

  • NYS Civil Service- Links to state civil service and New York State county jobs.
  • USAJobs- All federal jobs are published on this site.

Researching Companies and Salary Information

  • GlassDoor- Provides information directly from employees. Get job listings, salary information and the inside scoop on company culture.
  • BuzzFile - A great way to find and research companies in NYS and across the country by major.
  • Assists in finding out more about salaries in particular jobs and companies.

Job Search Tips

  • Career Café- Sponsored by California's community colleges, this site provides general job search information and videos.


Purple Briefcase

Easy-to-use, powerful online career network with access to job and internship listings, career search tools, tips and more. Get noticed. Be prepared.

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