Monthly Archives: October 2014

It’s not about me, it’s about you… the 21 questions you need to ask in a job interview

An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed. It’s about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need.
Overlooking these basic facts about the interview is easy. There’s so much else going on in your work, your life, and in your job search, that you can forget to look at the interview from the interviewer’s point of view. And that’s a shame, because you need the interviewer to walk away from the interview thoroughly impressed.

It’s not about me, it’s about you… the 21 questions you need to ask in a job interview – Marc Cenedella, The Ladders


(NY Department of Labor) Long Island Companies Hiring for the Week of October 20th, 2014

The latest listing of Companies hiring this week in Nassau and Suffolk from the New York Department of Labor is here. Click on the link below to take a look at the latest positions available. The companies will have a direct link to their website where you can apply.

NY Department of Labor Jobs for the Week of October 20th, 2014

Relying on public transportation to get to job interviews or work? Check out, which has step by step public transportation directions. It includes Suffolk Transit, which is not included in Google Maps.

How to Add Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Network

LinkedIn has changed its format a bit recently, but the message to you is still the same: be easily found by recruiters if you want them to connect with you on LinkedIn and share their job openings.  In my , I describe how to connect with recruiters on LinkedIn.

How to Add Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Network – job-hunt

Looking for a way to add recruiters to your Linkedin Network? Look for them on LinkedIn group pages, use the advanced search function in Search and make yourself searchable. But don’t forget the best way to find recruiters, or leads: go out and introduce yourself. Are you a part of a professional organization? Take advantage of any networking events. Do you know where they spend time? Then go there (But please, be respectful). Always maintain a level of professionalism and respect. But never forget to sell yourself.

Stony Brook University Job Digest for the Week of October 19th

The listings for position from Stony Brook University have been posted today. There are many positions available, including positions at Long Island University Hospital, the Long Island Veterans Home, and Research Foundation.

Positions include:

  • Clerk
  • Clerk II
  • Research Technician
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bus Driver
  • Registered Nurse

Stony Brook Job Digest for October 19th

Are you interested in working for an institution of Higher Education? You don’t have to be a professor; everyday universities hire support and paraprofessional staff at great wages with notable benefits. Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium) was created with you in mind. Visit the website and see what Universities and Colleges like Columbia University, NYU, Yale, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Stony Brook University, Vassar College are looking for. Look today, and take the right steps toward a brighter future.

Metro New York & Southern Connecticut HERC

Leadership Lessons from a First Responder

Culture is king!  That said, there’s no secret formula for a great culture.  What’s required, however, is paying careful attention to it–being proactive in making it whatever it is that you want.  An important point, though, is not to confuse culture with perks.

Leadership Lessons from a First Responder – Jake Wood (



New York State Department of Labor Job Bank For the Week Ending 10/06/2014

The New York State Department of Labor Job Bank for the Week ending 10/06/2014 has been posted. The positions are available in Nassau and Suffolk County. If you’re looking for a job, take a look! Your next job may be on this list!


New York State Department of Labor Job Bank For the Week Ending 10/16/2014

Social Media Tips for Military in Transition

Look at your work but investigate additional duties and side jobs for relevant achievements too. Think of past successes and create great stories from them.

Social Media Tips for Military in Transition – Patra Frame,

The transition from Military to Civilian requires focus and an appreciation for your own skills that you may not rank as highly. In Patra Frame’s post, she recommends that transitioning veterans focus, translate their military lingo and experience for civilians, ask for help and exhibit CAUTION when venting online.

Interested in Joining a Veterans LinkedIn support network? Check out these groups on LinkedIn:

Veterans Groups on Long Island: