Category Archives: Job Seekers

Jobs Express shows over 8,800 jobs in the Hudson Valley!

To view the current jobs in the Hudson Valley, click http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm, then click Hudson Valley Region.

Or, you may click the links in the table below – sorted to show most jobs available to least jobs available (note: type your zip code in the top banner to narrow the results).

Title Positions
Sales and Related 1640
Office, Clerical and Secretarial 920
Transportation and Material Moving 733
Computer and Mathematical 718
Management 681
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 660
Business and Financial Operations 502
Food Preparation and Serving Related 383
Healthcare Support 295
Installation, Maintenance and Repair 283
Community and Social Services 264
Architecture and Engineering 251
Life, Physical and Social Science 237
Construction and Extraction 207
Arts, Design, Sports, and Media 190
Protective Service 185
Production 180
Personal Care, Service, and Gaming 153
Farming, Fishing and Forestry 118
Building/Grounds Maintenance 114
Education, Training and Library 84
Legal 18

For help with Job Searching, filling out applications, or just general computer help, come to the Computer Labs at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District:
Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm
(Adriance Library STRBA Teen Room)
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)
Thursdays 1:30-3pm
(Arlington Library program room)

Are you applying to too many jobs?

Looking for and applying for jobs is your job if you are out of work. If you are applying for job after job and no interviews or job offers are coming your way, you may need to refocus your job search.

Some ideas on spending your time wisely can be found in this article:
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/06/16/how-much-time-should-you-spend-on-your-job-search

Another article that explains how to narrow your search:
http://www.lutherwood.ca/employment/jobs-blog/are-you-applying-too-many-jobs

Do you need technology skills for jobs? We have workshops in Basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
Classes are all free and listed here. Registration is required for all except  Labs:
https://pokbtop.wordpress.com/computerjob-class-descriptions-january-2-through-march-31-2015/

Looking for a job? Attend our free class on Wednesday on using the library to look for work!

Start the year with a bang! and attend our Job Seeker workshop “Using the Library in Your Job Search.”

Class is held at the Arlington Library on Wednesday 1/7 and runs from 5:30-7:30pm.

We will give you tips on how to search the internet for jobs as well as resume and interview pointers.

You are welcome to attend even if you have attended before, but you must register to receive a handout:
Jobs/Careers Class Registration
Take a look at the other Jobs/Careers classes coming up too.

And, if you need to update your computer skills, we have many classes and computer labs to help you. Our full list of classes for this quarter are here:
https://pokbtop.wordpress.com/computerjob-class-descriptions-january-2-through-march-31-2015/

 

Job searching in December

While it is important to take some time off to recharge during your job search, December could be the month you find a job so don’t take that break yet.

Less people are searching in December and there may still be budget money available to hire new employees.

Here’s an article about looking for work in December.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/why-december-might-be-the-best-time-of-year-to-get-hired

Come to the Computer Labs at Poughkeepsie Public Library District for assistance with job searching, email, working with Microsoft Office, etc.

Computer Labs:

Mondays – Fridays 11am-1pm
(Adriance Library STRBA Teen Room)
Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm
(Adriance Library Charwat Meeting Room)
Thursdays 1:30-3pm
(Arlington Library program room)

 

Looking for work? Watch out for Job Scams!

An email arrives in your inbox saying that you are perfect for a job. Terrific! Or is it?

As you read the email, you see that you need to apply for a free iPad. Or, they want to ship you items that you repackage and ship outside of the United States.
Or, they want to deposit some money in your account, let you keep some of it and transfer the rest out to another account

These are scams. In the iPad scam, you will likely provide personal information to the scammers that can possibly lead to your identity being stolen. Some scams, like reshipping or money laundering, can get you in trouble with the law.

Some Red flags to look for:
1. Did you actually apply for a job with this company? Keep track of where you apply so you can check back on the company names.
2. Do they address you by name in the email? Not your email address, but your actual name?
3. Did someone from the company sign their name? Any legitimate person from a company will give you their full name, along with their contact information.
4. Does the email come from a company or organization like this: SallySmith@company.com? Or is it from a general email address like SallySmith@gmail.com.
If someone who emails you is actually working for a company that is hiring, they will have a legitimate company email.

For more information on job scams, check these articles:

From the New York State Department of Labor:

http://www.labor.ny.gov/careerservices/scamwarn.shtm

From Job-Hunt.org:
http://www.job-hunt.org/onlinejobsearchguide/job-search-scams.shtml

From Monster.com (reshipping and money laundering scams):
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-search/getting-started/money-laundering-reshipping-scams/article.aspx

For help with Job Searching, come to our Computer Labs at the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. We can help you determine if an email about a job looks legitimate. We can also help you apply for jobs on legitimate sites.
Click our post from 9/8/14 for information on our computer labs:
https://pokbtop.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/computer-labs-at-the-poughkeepsie-public-library-district/

Jobs Express shows over 10,000 available jobs in the Hudson Valley!

Have you searched Jobs Express yet?

Click the link below to go to the site:
Jobs Express – New York State Department of Labor
(http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm)

The Hudson Valley region has well over 10,000 jobs listed today (actual count as of this writing – 12,805).

Here is a short article at Mid-Hudson News:

Mid-Hudson News article  about Jobs Express from 10/14/14.
(http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2014/October/14/JobExpress-14Oct14.html)

 

Finding a job through networking

While there are jobs that can be found by applying online, you have a much better chance of landing the job you want through networking.

Click this article title at Job-hunt.org for more information:
Guide to Job Search Networking

This is a quote from the article – “In countless surveys and research, including those conducted by Job-Hunt, networking is the dominant method used by successful job seekers. More than 75% of the time!”

At the Poughkeepsie Public Library District, we have free classes and computer labs to assist you with job searching.

Our partner,  Dutchess One Stop (http://www.dutchessonestop.org/) offers Resume Critique, Job Club and Dreams, Goals, Action! classes at the library.

See our calendar for more information on classes and labs.