You will find many of these tools useful in your self-discovery and career research:
- FOCUS Online: (enter Access Code NYIT) An online assessment and occupational exploration tool. (**This is the new version of Focus. If you already have a Focus account, you will need to create a new account and then choose the option to import your data to the new system)
- O*NET, developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, features constantly updated information for more than 1,000 job titles. It lists characteristics necessary for specific career areas related to interests, work values, and abilities as well as a list of knowledge and skills (i.e. critical thinking, writing, etc.) needed for specific jobs. All you need to do is click on "What It Takes."
- What Can I Do With My Major? is a listing of majors linked to potential careers (pdfs).
- Professional Associations and Other Resources organized by field of study to assist you in your career research.
Job and Internship Search Engines organized by industry.
Online career search tools include:
- CareerSearch: A research database of more than 4 million employers worldwide (including contact information, Web sites, maps, competitors), searchable by industry, location, and key words. You can create an account using NYIT's referral ID: NYIT1955. Before you get started check out the online tutorials.
- Uniworld: Two multinational business directories that allow you to search for U.S. firms operating in foreign countries and foreign firms operating in the U.S. Contact information contains headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates.
- Check out CareerTV, the first and only global television program and interactive website designed to help college students and young professionals develop long-lasting, successful careers.
- Job Choices 2012: find resume samples, interview advice, and more.
- Junglecampus.com brings you WetFeet Magazine. Each issue is packed with information to help undergrads get the careers they want with features including: interviewing advice, resume tips, recruiter Q&A’s, and inspirational profiles of young employees and entrepreneurs.
O'Dwyer's: inside news of public relations and marketing communications.
Do you have a social media profile?
We recommend using LinkedIn to connect with NYIT alumni and to network with professionals in your field. Create a profile and/or join the NYIT Networking Group. Take advantage of their robust Learning Center and follow their tips to best utilize LinkedIn for your job search. Watch LinkedIn videos to learn more or download this pdf to learn 10 Ways You Never Thought of Using LinkedIn.
Tip Sheets (pdfs):
Compiled by Career Services each tip sheets contain valuable information related to the many aspects of your job or internship search. Printed copies of these documents are also available at the Career Center on our campus.
- Cover Letters
- Thank You Letters
- Informational Interviewing
- The Elevator Pitch
How to Successfully Network
- Career Net Student Guide
- Using Focus Online Self Assessment
- How to Use the H1B Database
Salary information (Note: when researching salary data online, remember that not all sources are based on independent scientific research. Use these tools as a starting point, and cross-reference salaries from several sources):
- NACE Salary Calculator and Compensation Data Center
- Dice 2009-10 Tech Salary Survey Results (PDF)
- Career One Stop: follow the links for "salary + benefits" and "salary info."
- Salary.com: the salary wizard allows you to choose a job category and ZIP code to view low, medium, and high salaries in a particular geographic area.
- New York Job Source: average salaries reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the New York metropolitan area.
- Job Star Central: includes salary surveys, a salary IQ quiz, and negotiation strategies.
Stop by the Office of Career Services on your campus to check out additional resource material and/or meet with a career counselor to take the first step in preparing for a successful and rewarding career.
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