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Internet Job Searches

Networking

An important source of contacts is through the Internet. You can get in touch with people and organizations in the industry of your choice. Try one of the career forums or newsgroups related to your field of interest.

You may find better results if you first ask your contacts for information and advice, rather than directly asking them about a job vacancy. Also find out if they can refer you to others who might be aware of job vacancies. Whether your approach is indirect or direct, always follow up with a thank you letter and keep your contacts informed of your progress.

Information

The Internet has become a vital resource in today's job search. Access to the Internet provides a job seeker with up-to-date, round-the-clock, and global information regarding employers, events, associations, job hunting tips, classified ads, etc. There are hundreds of sites on the Internet containing actual job listings in a broad spectrum of industries and career fields. In addition, the Center for Career Development links can connect you to organizations that recruit on-campus to research their company profiles, annual reports, or financials.

Join a professional association

Becoming an active participant in a professional association can give your job search a big lift. Get involved in planning, organizing, and attending the association's activities and conferences. This will not only demonstrate your leadership, communication, and team work skills to professionals in your field, but also put you in a great position to network with colleagues for potential jobs. Of course, joining a professional association means more than just getting job leads. You want to avoid being labeled a networker by the other members. You can also find information on professional associations on the Internet.

Surfing the net

As previously mentioned, "surfing the net" can also be an effective networking tool. Whether one uses home pages of professional associations, newsgroup bulletin boards, or live chat rooms, a job seeker can develop and maintain a network of cyber-contacts that can lead to real life job opportunities. The technology at one's fingertips in today's virtual arena even allows resume submission and career fair attendance via computers.

 

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Center for Career Development| About Us
199 Chambers Street, S-342, New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-220-8170|Fax: 212-346-8519
Email: career@bmcc.cuny.edu|Office Directory

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Alternate Saturdays (beginning on February 8th): 10:00AM-4:00PM

When classes are not in session, the Center is open Mon–Fri: 9:00AM–5:00PM

Walk-in hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm-4pm

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