East Islip Public Library-Career/Employment/College Page

Welcome to a wealth of information about careers and colleges.  The librarians on staff have prepared an inclusive list of links to aid you in finding information about employment and educational opportunities.  In addition to the web links listed below, the library houses a large collection of books on careers, exams, civil service, colleges, and financial aid. Be sure to come into the library and borrow these useful materials.

Professional Career Counseling Servicescareer counselor

A trained Career Counselor is available by appointment for a one-on-one interview with any adult resident of the East Islip Library District. You will be able to receive help with writing a resume and cover letter, preparing for a job interview, exploring career changes and more.  The counselor will be at the library on select Thursdays from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Call the reference desk to make an appointment (581-9200 x 5).

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is an online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages can use this site to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio.

L.I. Jobs New York Jobs Civil Service Job Search & Networking General College Information Continuing Education Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Employment - Long Island Jobs

Craigslist - Long Island Classifieds

Dowling College Employment Opportunities

East Islip School District Employment Opportunities

Eastern Suffolk Boces Employment Opportunities

HelpWantedLongIsland.com

JobNow! - Adult Learning Center (you must log-in with your library card)

Jobster.com - Suffolk County - Create a profile and get found by employers.

LIjobs.com – Search hundreds of Long Island job openings.

Long Island Association, Inc. - An organization devoted to connecting business, labor, education, government, not-for-profits, chambers of commerce and civic organizations to make Long Island a better place to live and work.

Long Island Job Finder - The Long Island Job Finder is a weekly employment newspaper & website that Nassau, Suffolk & Queens. For 10 years, they have been joining Long Island employers with Long Island jobseekers through a combination of print & Internet help wanted advertising.

Long Island Works Coalition - The Long Island Works Coalition prepares today's students for tomorrow's workforce. The Long Island Works Coalition builds collaborative relationships among employers, workers, and the educational community (kindergarten through college). It is an inclusive organization helping to prepare students and graduates for full participation in the economic and social fabric of the region.

Suffolk Libraries CARE - Useful career links for Suffolk residents

MTA LIBus Employment

Nassau Boces Employment Opportunities

Small Business Development Center
The SBDC provides an extensive variety of services to Long Island's small businesses, including award-winning expertise in childcare, procurement, and minority certification. The SBDC at Farmingdale State has a bilingual advisor, proficient in Spanish. They also have a full-time counselor dedicated to the business needs of veterans. Appointments are available 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Their main office is located on the campus of Farmingdale State University of New York in the Campus Commons Building at (631) 420-2765. In addition, the center offers services at satellite locations in Hempstead and at C.W. Post in Brookville.

Stony Brook University - Working at Stony Brook - With more than 13,000 employees, Stony Brook is Long Island’s largest single-site employer. Opportunities are available in diverse areas, including academia, health care, administration, athletics, research, public safety, and maintenance, among others.

Suffolk Community College Job Connection – A free online job listing database with more than 3,900 employers with active job availability. 

Suffolk County, NY Job Openings

Suffokcountycareers.com - Find Suffolk County NY Jobs or National openings through their network of local and niche job boards.

Live-brary.com Adult Learning Center

Suffolk County Government Department of Labor
The Suffolk County Department of Labor keeps Suffolk residents working by operating a wide variety of employment and training programs, maintaining labor peace and economic growth through mediation and arbitration, and the collection, analysis and dissemination of labor market information.

Western Suffolk Boces Employment Opportunities

New York Jobs

New York State Department of Labor - Job Listings

New York Career Zone - CareerZone is the place to learn about your skills and talents and to explore many exciting careers in New York State.

New York City Jobs & Employment Resource Guide

NYJobSource - Search for jobs in NY with this database. Updated daily.

NYS Department of Labor - The New York State Department of Labor and Workforce New York provide you with the tools to find your next job.

United Nations Employment (Limit to New York)

*Civil Service

Department of Civil Service New York State Workforce - Features examination schedules and information, job titles and salaries, and frequently asked questions.

New York State Civil Service Examinations

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

State Jobs NY - The purpose of this site is to provide a way for existing state employees to identify transfer and promotion opportunities, and to provide a way for state agencies to publicize their vacancies to this specialized market.  Eligibility for the majority of jobs listed here requires that the candidate be a state employee with qualifying service and / or experience.

Suffolk County Civil Service - The Suffolk County Department of Civil Service is responsible for overseeing personnel actions taken by some 241 employing jurisdictions including school districts, towns, villages water districts, library districts, etc. Collectively, these jurisdictions employ some 40,000 individuals.  The majority of all jobs fall within the competitive class, which is characterized by examinations used to ascertain the relative merit and fitness of candidates. Announcements for current examinations are available on this site by clicking on Current List of Exams. Examination announcements are also posted in the Hauppauge Office of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service and at our Riverhead Office located in the Riverhead County Center.

*Copies of upcoming Civil Service announcements can be found in the library’s Career Section.

The Job Search & Networking

Abilities, Inc. - Abilities, Inc. helps people with disabilities achieve their potential through work they enjoy.

About.me - About.me makes it easy for people to learn about you and find your content on the web.  Here, you can get detailed stats on who visited your page, what they clicked on and where they came from.

Acces-VR
– This site offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.

The Canned - An online resource for unemployed people

Career Profiles - Contains overviews, projections and educational information for those researching careers.

Career Guide to IndustriesThe Career Guide to Industries is a companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides information on careers from an occupational perspective.

Careerjet.com – A job search engine in the USA. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

CareerOneStop - Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources

CareerTV – A global Internet and social media company specializing in streaming employer branding and career videos across the web. Their audience is students and young professionals from all over the world researching and planning their careers.

LinkedIn - Start your job search here.

LinkedIn Resume Builder - Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a beautiful resume in seconds. No more messing around with multiple Word and PDF documents scattered all over the computer. Pick a resume template, customize the content, and print and share the result to your heart's content.

Nerd Scholar's Job Search Guide for Gen Y - A job search guide for current students and recent graduates.

PrimeCB.com – Retirees and other experienced job seekers can quickly target job opportunities for their experience level from the nation’s top employers. They can also post resumes, get the latest news on companies and industries, sign up for automatic job alerts, view local career fairs and tap into advice on everything from writing resumes to on-the-job success.

Sologig.com – A resource for finding contract jobs, consulting jobs, and freelance jobs.

WorkInRetail.com – A job board specializing in retail corporate, retail management and retail hourly jobs.

Vault.com – Jobs, careers, top employers and education programs, job search advice, salary info, job listings, employee message boards and surveys from Vault.com.

Aboutjobs.com - an on-line recruitment network that provides career resources and employment opportunities to high school and college students, resort and hospitality staff, expatriates and international job seekers, part-time workers, and adventure seekers.

OLAs Jobs – The On-line Application System for Educators is an Internet-based application serving school districts in several regions of New York State. These school districts have committed to using this system as their primary source for filling jobs. Districts can view applicant information, resumes, and cover letters. Candidates are able to apply to specific positions using one application and/or have an option of granting all districts access to their application.

Quintessential Careers – Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites.

AARP.org Job Search - The AARP.org Job Search Engine powered by RetirementJobs.com is a free service that allows you to search for opportunities with thousands of employers nationwide. RetirementJobs.com reviews and certifies companies that have age-friendly hiring practices.

Groove Job – Search engine for part time jobs, student jobs, teen jobs and hourly jobs! Just type in your zip code to find jobs and apply online!  This site is intended for teenagers.

Job-hunt.org - Provides links to useful websites for job seekers and employers/recruiters.

Myfirstpaycheck.com - Myfirstpaycheck.com is a job-posting site for teenagers that provides job advice and job resources, including an interactive resume builder for teens.

Seniors4hire.org - Seniors4Hire.org is a nationwide online Career Center for businesses that value a diverse workforce to actively recruit folks in the U.S. 50 and older including retirees and senior citizens looking for a job and/or other ways to earn money.

911 Hotjobs.com – Find law enforcement, police, firefighter, nursing, EMT, paramedic, and emergency personnel jobs.

Academic360 - Academic360.com is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to 3015 faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.

Allstarjobs.com

America's Job Bank - This page will help you locate alternative sites where you can search for jobs or prospective employees.

Beaucoup Employment Search Engines

Career Builder.Com - Search 1.6 million jobs. Find new employment or work. Fresh job listings posted daily. Have jobs emailed to you.

Career Management at Wall Street Journal.com – Today’s News on Job Hunting, Career Advice, Career Management, HR Best Practices, Career Reinvention, Job Site, Resume Tips & Salaries News at WSJ.com.

Employment Spot - Employment resources for the job seeker and employer. Employment Spot helps you find a job, post a job, search by location vocation and more.

Hoovers.com Company Information - Hoover's online offers company information with detailed business reports and industry profiles.

Idealist.org - Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Indeed.com - Indeed is a search engine for jobs with a radically different approach to job search. In one simple search, Indeed.com gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages - and they continue to add new sites every day.  

Job Star Central - Job Search Guide - A public library sponsored guide for job seekers including resumes, cover letters, salary surveys and career selection.

Law Enforcement Jobs - LawEnforcementJobs.com is a career website for police officers, deputy sheriffs, federal agents, law enforcement, corrections and security professionals in the United States. LawEnforcementJobs.com provides professionals with job ads and career opportunities, valuable news and advice specific to their profession, and a variety of tools to market themselves and manage their job search.

LinkedIn - Find inside connections to business partners, clients, and employees.

Management Resources for Health Care Executives - A wealth of up-to-date articles, information, reference materials and links are available here for your career enhancement and professional development. 

Military Careers - There are hundreds of ways to make a living in the Military, and many of these careers provide the experience you need for a rewarding second career in the private sector. This search allows you to browse different Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) simply to give you an idea of what you might have the opportunity to do—whether that’s marching with infantry, playing music professionally, or using advanced technology.

Monster.com - Find the job that's right for you. Use Monster.com's resources to create a killer resume, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career.

NationJob - Promotes job openings in a variety of ways including personal job scout and customized email service.

O*Net - A full-access, online version of the occupational network database.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.

PlusJobs - PlusJobs America has used a combination of personalized service, user-friendliness and competitive advertising rates to ensure its place in the online job search market.

Prezume – This site helps you create visual and graphic resume presentations.

The Riley Guide - The Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and services that are useful for your job search. They do not post jobs nor resumes but instead point you to the places that do.

Salary Calculator

Salary.com - Salary.com builds on-demand software around a deep domain knowledge in the area of compensation to help customers win the war for talent by simplifying the connections between people, pay and performance. 

SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business - SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Shaw Guides - Established in 1988 as a publisher of comprehensive worldwide guides to educational travel and creative career programs, ShawGuides has offered free online access to the unabridged, continually updated content of each guide since 1995.   You can search their updated database of career and recreational cooking schools, wine courses, golf & tennis schools & camps, high performance programs, writers conferences, photography, film & video workshops & schools, art & craft workshops, language vacations, cultural travel programs, and artists' and writers' residencies & retreats.

Simply Hired - Search 6 million job listings and thousands of jobs sites to find a job you love.

True Careers - Where millions of degreed professionals find jobs with the companies that value them. 

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site – USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.  It’s your one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

Wetfeet.com - WetFeet provides insightful profiles of companies, careers, and industries to guides job seekers toward finding the right career, the right industry, the right company, and the right job for them. Through the Insider Guide series, they help more than 1 million job candidates each year nail their interviews, avoid making ill-fated career decisions, and add thousands of dollars to their compensation packages.

Yahoo! HotJobs - Find your dream job. Search for jobs, post your resume, compare salaries and find career advice and research. Thousands of new jobs listed daily.

 

College - General College Information

College Reality Check - Created by The Chronicle of Higher Education to share facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh in making decisions about college.

Trade Schools in New York

Business Degree Online- The biggest and most accurate directory on the web (over 46,000 total
programs) of both online and campus-based business degree and certificate
programs.

Back to College: Online and On - Campus Degree Programs for Adults – News and resources for adults returning to college, including online and on-campus degree programs, financial aid, grants, and scholarships.

CollegeClickTV - Streams video content of students, local merchants, faculty and staff from over colleges and universities across the US. Reviews range from the best professors to the best off-campus nightspot to a tailgating party before the big game to the cafeteria food. All videos are filmed by professional videographers and edited by professional post-production staff.

About.com's College Admissions Page - Learn all about college admissions.

All About College.com - A resource for students who are looking for information about going to college or transferring to another college.

Best Colleges from US News and World Report - U.S. News has collected data from more than 1,400 colleges to bring you this year's rankings. 

Best Graduate Schools from US News and World Report - U.S. News has collected data from more than 12,000 graduate programs to bring you this year's rankings.

CampusTours – Offers virtual college tours and academic multimedia.

College Board Online - The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,400 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board is committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.   

College is Possible - College Is Possible motivates middle and high school students from underserved communities to seek a college education.

College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics - The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics' website is to provide clear, complete information about NCES' mission and activities, and to serve the research, education and other interested communities.

College.gov - College.gov is being built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools).  Most importantly, College.gov is intended to provide inspiration and hope to all students, and encourage them to consider and pursue a postsecondary education

CollegeNet - CollegeNET, Inc. is focused on providing technologies that save institutions money and improve educational access and affordability for citizens. The company provides innovations in event and academic scheduling, decision support, admissions, web-based tuition processing, prospect management, alumni development, and email management to colleges, universities, and nonprofits worldwide.

CollegeSource Online - Offers fee-based access to thousands of college catalogs in cover-to-cover, original page format.

Eastern Suffolk BOCES - Eastern Suffolk BOCES, an educational cooperative of 51 Long Island school districts, provides educational leadership, direct instruction, management and support through quality, cost-effective instructional programs and shared services. These programs and services maximize educational and career opportunities for Long Island's diverse community of lifelong learners, both children and adults, and enhance the operational effectiveness of its schools.

EDU Registry - Select a College by answering a few important questions about your goals.

Educational Testing Service - ETS is a nonprofit institution advancing quality education with valid educational testing, curriculum development assets and test prep products.

Graduate Schools and Graduate Degree Guide - Search from over 60,000 master degree, doctorate / doctoral degree, PhD degree and graduate certificate programs. Search by field of study, subject, graduate school or metro area nationwide and international. For students interested in distance learning graduate study, you can also search online graduate degrees offered by accredited online colleges and universities.

Index of American Universities  - As home pages are found for American Universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees, they are added here, one page per university.

NCES Tables and Figures - This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' National Education Data Resource Center.  

New York State Department of Education - The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States.  Their mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Their vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

New York State GED Testing Office - The New York State GED Testing Office of the New York State Education Department coordinates GED Test administration throughout New York State.

New York's Private Colleges and Universities

PBS Literacy Link - For adult students and their teachers, LiteracyLink offers online GED modules, and information about the PBS Workplace Essential Skills series.

RateMyProfessors.com - RateMyProfessors.com is the Internet's largest listing of collegiate professor ratings, with more than 6.8 million student-generated ratings of over 1 million professors. Each year, millions of college students use the site to help plan their class schedules and rate current and past professors on attributes such as helpfulness and clarity. Online since 1999, RateMyProfessors.com currently offers ratings on college and university professors from over 6,000 schools across the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Wales with thousands of new ratings added each day.

Student Advantage - Search college scholarships & financial aid at Scholarships.com. Free college scholarship search service with our college scholarship search engine.

SuperCollege.com - Free database of thousands of scholarships, college and university search, admissions and financial aid secrets for essays, applications, and interviews.

Wilson Tech

Western Suffolk BOCES - Western Suffolk BOCES, a regional educational service agency, will provide quality, efficient, shared programs and services to school districts, their students, parents and communities. Their mission is to expand educational opportunities and alternatives enabling learners to achieve their potential.

Universities.com - Universities.com has organized an extensive collection of Post-Secondary distance learning and on-campus colleges and universities.
 
U.S. Department of Education Home Page  - Links to reports on all aspects of the organization's work, including student aid, legislation, statistics, and school locator.

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Continuing Education

Long Island Educational Opportunity Center - Combines academic and vocational courses with counseling and career preparation activities to help students reach their goals; partners with local workforce to ensure that offerings provide job opportunities; works with secondary schools to develop meaningful programs for at risk students; provides intergenerational learning programs to strengthen families; and places technology where it is accessible. There are Educational Opportunity Centers throughout New York State with over 600 faculty and staff members who help students earn GEDs, find jobs, or get into college while promoting community and economic development at the same time.

Trade Schools in New York

Dowling College

Eastern Suffolk Boces

Suffolk Community College

Switchboard.com's Adult and Continuing Education Results for East Islip

Wilson Tech

Financial Aid, Scholarships,  and Grants

Federal School Code List - You can use the Federal School Code Search to search for a Federal School Code, if you do not know the code for a school, or verify a Federal School Code, if you think you know the code for a school, but you are not sure.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FastWeb  - FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.  And it's all free.  Last year, one out of three college-bound high school seniors used the site, and more than 34 million students have created FastWeb accounts since launching in 1995.

FinAid - FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.
Access to FinAid is free for all users. 

Financial Aid Resource Publications from the U.S. Department of Education - A comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office.

Foundation Center – A directory of private philanthropic and grant making foundations on the Internet.

Student Aid on the Web [http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp]: This is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) federal student aid information website.

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