1. How do I begin my job search? First, visit the Career Services Office, located in the Savoy Building, 210. Schedule an appointment with the Employment Counselor before applying for jobs. Prepare a professional portfolio, which includes a resume and job search letters. You will gain access to the resource lab where you may use the telephone, fax machine and computers during the office’s hours of operation. 2. I have a resume completed. Must I meet with the Employment Counselor before gaining access to the resource lab? Yes, your resume needs to be approved by a staff member before appling to postings in the resource lab. 3. How often does the CS office obtain new postings of employment opportunities? On a weekly basis. 4. How often should I visit the Career Services Lab? If you are in need of immediate employment you should visit at least three times a week to utilize lab resources and work with the resource lab assistant. 5. I have faxed my resume to many employers and haven’t had any response, what do I do now? Follow-up with the employers. You may contact an employer after 2 weeks of submitting your resume. Be patient , but you should also schedule another appointment with the Employment Counselor to discuss job search strategies and re-evaluate your portfolio. In addition, you should attend the scheduled workshops. 6. What can I do to gain experience related to my major if I have no work experience? Co-ops or internships are the best way to get hands on experience and quality supervision. You may contact the Field Experience Counselor for specifics on co-op opportunities within your major. Volunteering in positions is also a great way to get hands on experience and contacts that lead to employment in your field of study. 7. How do I know if jobs that are posted are still available? Some positions will have a closing date posted. If not, you may contact the employer and ask if the position is still available. 8. What should I do to increase my chances of finding a good job? In addition to looking at our job listings diligently, network with people who may have contact suggestions for you, approach employers of interest to you directly, be sure you have put your best effort into writing your resume and are prepared to handle interview questions well. Consider being more flexible if you are having difficulty. 9. I just graduated. Am I still eligible to receive services? Yes. We provide individualized career services up to 1 ½ years after graduation. Alumni who have registered with the Alumni Relations office may register for workshops and search for employment on the Career Services Website. 10.What happens after I find a job? Receive a metrocard when you come to CSO and let us know where you are placed and how our services assisted you in obtaining employment. Visit CSO if you need information on how to succeed on the job. 11. How do I search for jobs or internships? Log in to https://hostos-csm.symplicity.com/students/ User ID: EMPL ID (8 digits), Temp Password: students Please contact career services if you are unable to log in. 12.How do I update my e-mail address in Symplicity? Once you are logged in you may edit your personal information.