Some advice for recent grads seeking employment

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:48 PM EDT
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(WBNG) - May college graduations have passed and now the search begins for the next phase in life, which is a full-time job to begin a career.

Robert Murphy, executive director with Broome-Tioga Workforce, reflected on the times. “Probably approximately about 4,000 openings in the greater Broome County area, which would mean Broome and Tioga Counties. There are manufacturing, administrative, just about anything. Schools are looking, hospitals are looking, everybody is looking,” he said.

Murphy said one thing to not overlook in the process is networking. “One of the best things to do is ask somebody who’s in the business. There are a lot of people willing to help... It’s a good feeling to be able to be in a position to help and to give that advice,” he said.

When it comes to applying, here’s what CDO Workforce thinks about the resume and cover letter. “Show your experience but you want to emphasize what your internship is in and emphasize your education,” said Employment and Training Director Tylena Daniels with CDO Workforce. “I think the cover letter can be beneficial because you can put something in it that may not be in your resume.”

According to CDO Workforce, write follow-up emails or call during the interview process until the position gets filled and send a thank you message via email after each interview opportunity.

CDO Workforce and Broome-Tioga Workforce NY offer one-on-one assistance, if needed.

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