For those looking for information on local community services, this database, also known as the Community Resource Database of Long Island, is a directory of health, human service, and education agencies and programs. It includes detailed information on nearly 12,000 community resources for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Plan your future with a career-guidance system that helps you match your skills and interests to a career. It includes:
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- “Search Career Cruising,” to help you pinpoint the information you need right away.
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The Popular Software Skills Center includes instruction in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, Powerpoint, Project, SharePoint Designer, Visio, and Word) and Windows.
A free service of the NY State Dept. of Labor, CareerZone provides information on 900 occupations, labor-market information, job postings, and application tools, including a résumé builder and reference-list maker.
Interactive wizards will guide you through every step of the search, from recommending occupations to fetching job postings based on your career preferences. In addition, users will have access to tools such as the résumé and cover-letter builders, interview course, and LearningExpress Library skills-improvement courses and occupational practice tests. By creating an account, you can organize and track your job-search progress.
To explore colleges and universities, create a free account and click on the “Find Jobs & More” tab at the top of the page. Then, in the sidebar, click on “Schools, Programs, Training.”
JobNow, from Brainfuse, provides live, interactive help and online resources to help the job seeker land a position. Ace the interview with the Live Interview Coach service, craft a winning resume with Resume Templates and get expert advice from Resume Expert and Live Resume Expert, and seek direction with personality and Career Assessments and the Live Job Coach.
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- Connect with a live expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources.
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Updated weekly, this database provides information on 56 million businesses, 228 million historical records, and 1.2 million physicians and dentists in the United States. It also lists 2.5 million job and internship postings.
It is searchable by corporate or personal name, location, ticker symbol, and many other filters. Doctors can be searched by office or personal name, location, medical school, age, gender, specialty, and more.