Jobs in Oyster Bay, NY

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  • 27,991 Jobs Available
  • 297,896 Population
  • $72,000 Average Salary
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Oyster Bay Jobs At A Glance

Oyster Bay At A Glance

Oyster Bay sits at the easternmost border of Nassau-Suffolk County. The town's Department of Economic Development oversees programs to improve and encourage business and job growth, understanding that a volatile job market requires smart allocation of resources to maximize every resident's success.Read on about Oyster Bay's job market, employment prospects and salary ranges to see how the town's doing.

Job Market in Oyster Bay

Job Market in Oyster Bay

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released an economic summary for the Oyster Bay and Nassau-Suffolk regions that showed the unemployment rate sitting at 4.7% in August 2015. That put it several points behind the national average of 5.2%. Based on a quarterly census of employment and wages, Oyster Bay residents were earning a rough average of $1,000 a week during 2015's first quarter, a number that aligned with the national average.Oyster Bay's largest occupations include civil servants, operations managers, engineers, account collectors and bus drivers. The industries having the biggest impact on the economy are transportation, professional and business services, education, health services and government.

Resume Tips For Oyster Bay Jobseekers

Resume Tips For Oyster Bay Jobseekers

Does a fancy format matter? That depends on the hiring manager and, of course, content. Your resume can have a design that brings tears to the eye, but if your content doesn't cut it, all you have is a pretty sheet of paper. Here are some tips about formats for your resume.

  1. There are plenty of resources for creating a resume. Use a sample to inspire you, a template to build from or run your content through a reliable resume builder. You can also find a library of resumes in WORD.
  2. The biggest issue with choosing a format is that not all are suited for every situation. Look for resumes used in your industry on the Internet. See what others are doing.
  3. The best way to set up a resume is with a table. We wouldn't recommend spreadsheets unless you're skilled at them. A table lets you align, resize, space and revise without worrying about impact on other parts of the document.
  4. Keep a . TXT version of your resume. There may be the occasional request to paste your resume into an email or dialog box. All your bullets and formatting will go bonkers. But if you have a straight, decently formatted text version, you'll know it still looks presentable.
  5. The fancier the format the more you're looking at the ideal format for a print version. Hard copies allow a reader to follow content as it's set up. On screen reading requires scrolling. In this instance, standard formats are best. Formats that use columns, rotated text or side-by-side text boxes that run down the page will be distracting on a monitor.

How to Find Jobs in Oyster Bay

How to Find Jobs in Oyster Bay

Social media has become a great way to land a job. If you're not using it, here are some ways to start.

  1. Build relevant profiles on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. As these won't be resumes, profiles can be as extensive as you'd like. Job histories, experiences, projects and education can all be included, and you can go back as far and be as detailed as you like.
  2. Platforms like LinkedIn Groups can connect you with industry-specific individuals, offering an opportunity to introduce yourself to influential members of the community. Choose groups carefully or join them all, but take advantage of the chance to build professional relationships.
  3. Don't just be the person looking for a job. Spend time engaging, answering questions, offering provocative content and making introductions. You're building a network that will provide advice and counsel, and ultimately support you through interaction.
  4. Avoid asking directly for a job. Doing so may only scare people away and you want to build trust. Do keep your eyes and ears open. Something may fall your way. Someone might recommend you based on your profile, intelligence or positive attitude.
  5. While sites like LiveCareer has thousands of Nassau-Suffolk job postings, company feeds on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Groups have become sound ways to find work. Companies actively use these platforms to search for candidates.