Should You Apply To This Job?

Ask yourself these questions before you submit your next job application.

Let’s face it – applying to jobs can be a tedious and time-consuming process, especially when each application is properly tailored. Before you submit your résumé for another job, make sure it’s worth your time.

Review the job description carefully and ask yourself the following questions before you invest in your next job application.

Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair in Far Rockaway to connect Sandy-impacted New Yorkers with workforce development and other opportunities with the City’s Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency programs. The fair also marked the start of a Workforce1 partnership between the Mayor’s Housing Recovery Office and the Department of Small Business Services.
Additionally, the Mayor, SBS, the New York City Housing Authority, the Center for Economic Opportunity, and Citi announced the new Rockaways Economic Advancement Initiative, a more than $1.1 million investment to expand place-based economic empowerment and mobility in the Rockaways and connect residents with high-quality, full-time employment.
"We are deeply committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers, especially those impacted by Sandy, can access high-quality training and employment," said Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "Through this Sandy Recovery Opportunity & Resource Fair, we will connect residents in the hardest-hit areas to real job opportunities resulting from the rebuilding efforts, and we will continue that work through the Rockaways Economic Advancement Initiative, which will provide jobseekers in the Rockaways with a unique and comprehensive set of supports to gain high-quality employment."
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Photo credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair in Far Rockaway to connect Sandy-impacted New Yorkers with workforce development and other opportunities with the City’s Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency programs. The fair also marked the start of a Workforce1 partnership between the Mayor’s Housing Recovery Office and the Department of Small Business Services.

Additionally, the Mayor, SBS, the New York City Housing Authority, the Center for Economic Opportunity, and Citi announced the new Rockaways Economic Advancement Initiative, a more than $1.1 million investment to expand place-based economic empowerment and mobility in the Rockaways and connect residents with high-quality, full-time employment.

"We are deeply committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers, especially those impacted by Sandy, can access high-quality training and employment," said Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services. "Through this Sandy Recovery Opportunity & Resource Fair, we will connect residents in the hardest-hit areas to real job opportunities resulting from the rebuilding efforts, and we will continue that work through the Rockaways Economic Advancement Initiative, which will provide jobseekers in the Rockaways with a unique and comprehensive set of supports to gain high-quality employment."

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Photo credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

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It’s nearly impossible to discuss job-search tactics without mentioning the value of networking. Smart job seekers not only invest in developing their professional networks; they also tap into these connections for introductions, job leads and other valuable insights. However, one networking technique is often overlooked by even the savviest of job seekers: informational interviewing.