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Suffolk County Employment Website

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The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency has a website that lists job openings from across the STEM industry.  They've actually listed it as 'STEMM' with the second 'M' representing Manufacturing.  Potential candidates can view featured and recent postings as well as search for opportunities and will need to create a free account in order to apply to a posted job.

STEM Jobs are Tops This Year

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U.S. News and World Reports has issued its 2015 list of the 100 Best Jobs and 21 of the top 25 are STEM!  Whether you're looking for Healthcare (Physical Therapist or Dentist, which ranked #1), Engineering (Civil Engineer) or Math (Accountant), there are a variety of career paths that are showing strong growth and opportunity. View the list and learn the criteria that go into creating this annual list.

How Much Does College Really Cost?

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Figuring out how much your college of choice will cost can be hard to figure out.  Between housing, tuition, books and other expenses, offest by grants and scholarships, it can be very confusing.  A net price calculator on your college's website can be helpful, but only offers a rough estimate.  Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article for insights and tips to help navigate this financial maze.

Key Skills & Competencies - Do You Have What it Takes?

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For new graduates, finding a job can be a challenge.  What are companies looking for? Do I have the skills?  How do I demonstrate that I have the skills and can do the job?  This article from TARGETjobs looks at several key skills and competencies that employers are looking for in a candidate and how you can best show that in your resume, job applications and interviews.  Need to brush up on some skills?  You'll also find tips to develop and improve any areas you might not have as much experience in.

Career Resources from Robert Half

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Robert Half, an international staffing firm, also offers a variety of research and resources to job seekers.  In addition to their Annual Salary Guides for industries that include Administrative, Management, Finance and Accounting, they also offer guidance on overall employee compensation and what employees should look at beyond the paycheck.

Other helpful information covers interviewing and networking tips, writing resumes and cover letters and a blog with topics that range from career development, insights from an intern, the job search and more.