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Career Services

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. can help! NYSERDA works closely with NYSDOL on several workforce training activities. While NYSERDA works with numerous training partners to develop and deliver training to support energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs, NYSDOL helps people with their job search, skill assessment and provides people with information on support services, counseling and training.

Whether you have lost your job or are looking for your next promotion, NYSDOL can help you with your job searchLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. You can visit a One-Stop Career CenterLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and speak with their staff about Career ServicesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., including resume writing, interview techniques, apprenticeship opportunitiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., training grantsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., search online job listingsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. or attend a job fair. Interested in a career in energy efficiency or renewable energy?

Not sure about your next career move? Check out NYSDOL’s CareerZoneLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. where you can research occupations and JobZone [PDF] where you can post customized resumes in their Job Portfolio. JobZone is a free, One-Stop online job search and career planning system that helps you make informed career decisions. JobZone provides information on 900 occupations matched with the latest labor market information from the NYS Department of Labor. The strength of JobZone is its ability to offer you local and relevant content based your interest and job seeking activities.

Visit Build a Career PortfolioLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - this portfolio is a password-protected secure storage area for all your career management and job search information. Use the modules as your guide to career decision making, and store customized resumes for your job search. Assess your InterestsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - If you're unsure which occupation is right for you, here's a place to start. Rank your top three career interests to create a list of matching occupations to explore.

NYSDOL also provides priority service to VeteransLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. during their job search.

Also, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. provides information about job placement resources.

Explore Resources

Apprenticeship OpportunitiesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - Apprenticeship is the process of learning a skilled occupation through both on-the-job training (Practical, paid experience) and learning the related technical knowledge in a classroom.

Find out what help is offered on the federal level. The U.S. Department of Energy’s “Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.” site offers information about education and training opportunities in the clean energy field. This includes K-12 lesson plans and activities, professional development tips, educational opportunities (such as scholarships, internships or fellowships), contests aimed at youth to promote clean energy careers, and many other useful resources.

Especially for Teens

Why Stay in SchoolLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. - Education pays off. See how much and for how long with these interesting facts and figures. The more you learn, the more you earn!

Check out NYSDOL's CareerZoneLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. where you can research occupations.

The Youth PortalLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is a link to find your way to the future and prepare for a career. These tools come from groups that serve youth and can help you to: 

  • Get working papers
  • Build online profiles to attract employers
  • Prep for that first job interview