Category Archives: Young Adults 18-24

Want to see where your Skills can get you hired?

Glassdoor, the Job Search and Career Advice Website, has launched a new feature of their site called Jobs Explorer. Praised by President Joe Biden, the site allows you to see where your skills or occupation could land you a job. Ever wondered if you could make more money as a teacher…in Texas? Or as a Welder in North Dakota? Using the data from Glassdoor’s job listings, you can now find out.

More Features include:

  • For dual-income households, Job Explorer also allows job seekers to determine the best location for the couple, based on two job searches at the same time.
  • …A career progression tool. Using Glassdoor’s resume database, it allows a job seeker to see what other jobs they may be qualified for based on others who have had the same experience.

Watch the video to learn a little more about how Glassdoor’s Job Explorer tool could help you find your next job. Click here to try it out.


YouTern’s Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists

With all the career sites out there, how did we select these 50 bloggers?

  • First and foremost: the quality of the content; nothing is more important
  • Second, we value consistency: frequency of blogging, a constant voice, etc. (sadly, some of the best career bloggers don’t contribute consistently enough to make this list)
  • Third, we chose to eliminate those in the deep end of the self-promotion pool (a blog has to be more than a sales pitch)
  • Lastly, we selected those bloggers, regardless of their years of experience (yes, that means there are some old-school types on the list) whose advice is applicable to young careerists

YouTern’s Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists – YouTern

Do you need help with everything that has to do with Careers? You want to take a look at this list! The bloggers are no. 1 when it comes to your next job. For a Career that will have you moving forward, take a look at these sites for all the information you need. While it’s tailored for people starting out in their Career, you may be interested in knowing the new trends in hiring. Take a look! And, get ready to impress your interviewers!

5 Tips for Job Seekers to Stay Positive

 According to May’s job report from the BLS, the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs, which is more jobs than the country has ever had before.

Despite the growth in jobs, it can still seem like there aren’t enough opportunities available for job seekers. If you’re feeling a little down and looking for positivity in your search, repeat these five job search mantras after me:

5 Tips for Job Seekers to Stay Positive – Glassdoor Blog

You can do it!

It may be hard to admit that looking for a job is hurting you. But you’re not alone. With help from a number of different agencies, you life can improve. You may be interested in joining a Job-Hunters Club or a class on How to Handle a Job loss. The Patchogue Department of Labor offers both classes. They could be reached at 631-687-4833. They can help you. Job referrals, classes, Career Counselors, a Computer and telephone bank are all available for you at no cost. The Suffolk County One-Stop in Hauppauge (631-853-6600) also offers classes and job-hunting groups. Feeling better and get together with people that want you to feel better!

Jobs on Craigslist – Long Island

These jobs were found on the Long Island Craigslist website.

United Service Workers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for United Service Workers, Local Union #355, will conduct a recruitment from May 12, 2014 through May 23, 2014 for two steamfitter apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Applications can be completed at the LU #355 Training Center, 267 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bohemia, NY from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. All applications must be completed on site.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED), including one year of high school algebra.
  • Must attest in writing that he/she is physically able to perform the work required of a steamfitter, which may include:
  • Working an eight-hour day continually on one’s feet.
  • Lifting and carrying weights in excess of 75 pounds for extended periods.
  • Working through extended periods of extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
  • Working at heights of 20 feet or more on ladders, scaffolds, scissor lifts, or boom lifts.
  • Working in ditches or trenches up to six feet deep.
  • Must be able to read, hear, and understand instructions and warnings.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction (in and around Nassau and Suffolk counties).
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #355 at (631) 589-5880.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

I’m worried about how to be the “expert” rather than the student/intern.

impostor syndrome: when you might be a fraud –

Concerned about being considered the _____ wiz, expert, genius, nerd, geek, etc when you know there are things you don’t know? You’re not alone! In this post from Ask A Manager, a worried reader gets a bit of advice when it comes to dealing with impostor syndrome. If you set high standards for yourself or are a recent graduate, you should check out this post right away!

13 Surprising Things that Affect Whether You Get Hired

But there are many more small details that overtly or subconsciously affect the way you’re perceived. For example, does the time of your interview affect how you’re critiqued? Are you supposed to accept that cup of coffee they offer?

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After you’ve researched the company, practiced your interview questions, triple checked your resume and picked out your clothing there are those minor details that will help your interview go from great to flawless. Business Insider has a short article on those details that will put you over the top of all other candidates. So don’t forget to make sure to schedule the interview on Tuesday at 10:30AM, have a cup of coffee before your interview, stand in the dominant pose for two minutes, make eye contact, and tell yourself that you are the best person for the job. You are!