Market Yourself

Every task has a tool and when it comes to getting a job, you 'll need to develop and fine-tune the following tools to get employers to notice you.

Career Resource Guide

NYIT's very own Career Resource Guide is the road map for your career planning at NYIT. Download the PDF to your computer or open it up in a tablet. Print it out and keep it with you.

Also check out Job Choices and Career Rookie Magazine for everything career related; resume samples, interview tips, and more.

Design Your Marketing Materials

Your resume, cover letter, and elevator pitch are your marketing tools. A well-written cover letter and resume will set your apart from other candidates.


Business Card

Student Business Card - You'll want to have a stack of these two-color double sided personalized cards with the official NYIT logo. The two step process, including payment, is simple. Complete this form to get started and then sign in to Career Net to pay for your order by debit or credit. Samples available in Career Services. $10 for 60 cards and $16 for 120 cards.

Note Paper

Resume writing 

Cover, networking, prospecting, and thank you letters
  • Use these great samples as a guide to enhance your marketing strategy.

Elevator Pitch

  • Delivered conversationally, your elevator pitch covers the highlights of your career in 30-60 seconds. A personal elevator pitch helps you prepare for an interview and will be an invaluable tool to use when you are networking.
  • Use this tip sheet to help you develop an elevator pitch of your own.
  • Download Quick Tips (PDF)

Website Layout

Design your own website

  • Get the exposure you need with your own FREE site that promotes you and your talents!






The Informational Interview is a form of networking which allows you to talk with a professional in your field, and gather information to make career decisions.
  • Get advice from someone already in the field.
  • Learn about required skills, so you can target your resume.
  • Be in touch with someone who might be in a position to recommend you for a job. Many jobs are filled through personal contact and networking.

LinkedIn is the leading professional network on the web, enabling you to connect with classmates, faculty, and family professionally, find new opportunities for internships and full-time positions, and manage what potential employers learn about you from the Internet. View these LinkedIn learning webinars to help you get started. You can also use LinkedIn to connect with alumni or to view entry level jobs or internships.

Facebook Facebook - This social networking site likely needs no introduction. Be sure that your activities on Facebook won't give prospective employers red flags about you as a candidate. Check your photos, videos, and comments for professionalism. Visit Career Services on Facebook. Tip: Utilize Facebook's privacy settings to disallow public viewing of tagged photos, wall posts, and other aspects of your profile (or make your profile)

Twitter - This micro blogging site may be most widely known for its use by media outlets and celebrities, but it can also be a great way for you to interact with people of similar professional interests from across the globe. Additionally, companies are increasingly using Twitter to promote jobs and internships. Check out the Twitter Help Center for tips. Follow Career Services on Twitter.


Student shaking hands at a career event Attend Career Events on/off campus - A great way to practice networking and learn about career opportunities is to attend employer events held on and off campus.


Interview Skills »

Student interviewing The interview is what will convince an employer that YOU are the best candidate for a position. It allows you face-to-face to demonstrate how your past experience (education, work, activities) fits the qualifications of the position and to show that you have an understanding of the position and organization and how you will fit in. Preparing for interviews takes practice!
  • Find interview questions specific to your industry.
  • Interview tips to help you prepare for the big day!
  • Behavioral interview questions are designed to assess how you handle problems and situations.
  • A few tips tips to get you through phone/webcam interviews.
  • This site will help you prepare for a technical interview .Here you'll find free sessions and mock interviews run by software engineers.
  • Mock Interviews: role-play a practice interview, video-taped with a career adviser, and receive valuable feedback. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
  • Thank you letters: Yes, you must send a thank you letter to all parties involved in your interview. Be sure to collect a business card from each person. A short typed, handwritten or emailed thank you is appropriate. Use this correspondence to reinforce another strength or skill that will help you stand out.
  • Dressing for interviews: Know your industry's corporate culture before you purchase an interview suit. Creative fields don't mind seeing some style, but banking and finance expect traditional suits with dark colors and crisp white shirts.


Research and Salaries »

One hundered dollar bills Salary Finder Links - when researching salary data online, remember that not all sources are based on independent scientific research. Use these tools as a starting point, and cross-reference salaries from several sources
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