Job Seeker Resources

Career Navigator’s Resources

During the 5 day class, we discuss many resources available to job seekers.  That list continues to grow and change.  This page is to provide easy access to links and resources participants of Career Navigator will find helpful.

Tracking sheet

This is the Excel workbook which tracks hours and activities, summarizes data for weekly reporting and contains the Landing Report form.

Salary Information

NYS Dept of Labor (Finger Lakes Region)

List of Target Companies

Rochester Top 100
Greater Rochester Enterprise (Top Employers)

Buffalo’s Book of Lists 2013 (pdf)
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Top Businesses

Department of Labor: Potential Employers

Ontario County Business Directory (from Ontario County Development)

Search  LinkedIn
Rochester Business Journal, The Lists (hard copy only.  Available at libraries and RochesterWorks!)
Consult with your local research librarian (a well-trained research expert!)

Networking Groups for Job Seekers

Rochester Area

New Horizons
(For HR professionals)
The August Group
Digital Rochester
Finger Lakes, International Council on System Engineering
PeerNet (Referral required to join this online group)
Genesee Valley, American Society for Training & Development
Genesee Valley, Society of Human Resource Management
National Human Resources Association, Rochester Chapter
National Association of Women Business Owners
Society of Technical Communication
Rochester Engineering Society
Rochester Professional Consultants Network
Rochester Women’s Network
Rochester Young Professionals

*Check you local news paper for other meetings

Sample Marketing Plans

Sample Marketing Plan A

Sample Marketing Plan B

Sample Marketing Plan C

Sample Resumes

Karen Siwak sample


Onet Online Skills Search
mySkills myFuture
Onet Online Interest Profiler, Download at no cost

Financial/Credit Counseling Resources

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester
Housing Council of Rochester

Health Insurance Option

Healthy NY (Administered by Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield)
Town/City Chamber of Commerce

Counseling/General Questions

Catholic Family Center

Entrepreneurial Assistance

SEAP– Self Employment Assistance Program (Through Dept. of Labor)
BIC– Business Information Clearinghouse
Small Business Development Center

Small Business Administration

Training Grants/Tuition Discounts

Workforce Investment Act Training Grant


Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

60 Seconds and You’re Hired by Robin Ryan

Articles and Studies of Interest

In Hiring, A Friend In Need Is A Prospect, Indeed, NY Times, January 27, 2013
2013 Sources of Hire, CareerXroads
Why New Hires Fail from LeadershipIQ
The Brand Called You from Fast Company (by Tom Peters)

LinkedIn Help

LinkedIn Video Channel

LinkedIn Help

How to Find People on LinkedIn

Cool Tools (identify key words in job postings)
WiseStamp (email signature)

Helpful Job Search Websites


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