NY Graduate Careers Advice Company,Hheaded by Beth Stollman, Runs Pro Bono Careers Advisory Day for Graduates in New York

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NY Graduate Careers Advice Company recently ran a pro bono career advisory day to help graduates in New York find suitable work after leaving collage. The day offered a range of advice, workshops and information for graduates who are currently unemployed.

Our aim is to connect graduates with companies who have job opportunities now or in the foreseeable future

The free open day, designed to better equip graduates with the tools they need to find suitable employment, was open to any graduates currently unemployed, in or around the New York area. The initiative was run by the NY Graduates Careers Company. According to Beth Stollman, founder and CEO of the company, they decided to run the open day after realizing that not only is the market particularly harsh at the moment, but also that many graduates are not marketing themselves or conducting their job searches as effectively as possible.

This is the first pro bono advisory day that the company has run. Graduates were able to drop in and get advice regarding the current job market in and around New York. "Our aim is to connect graduates with companies who have job opportunities now or in the foreseeable future," comments Beth Stollman. "We also provided advice and one on one counselling – many graduates were very focused on a particular location for example, others simply were not aware of all the companies and potential recruiters in their area. We offered free advice on how and where to access jobs, how to stay on top of the employment market, as well as advice on writing resumes and tips for how to stand out from the rest in job interviews".

All the graduates who attended the free advisory day were also invited to sign up with the NY Graduate Careers Company, which works closely with many companies, from small local businesses through to several blue-chip organizations. We have linked up many graduates with companies. "We not only work to match up the correct skill sets with the job requirements, but furthermore, we find success is significantly increased when we also focus on the personality, motivations and so forth, of the individual. It is important to find them a job in a company which can also accommodate these sorts of issues" remarks Beth Stollman.

The NY Graduates Careers Company was set up in March 2010 by Beth Stollman and co-founder, Jamie Merken. The two are local graduates themselves who struggled to find suitable employment after graduating. "The current economic climate has meant that jobs are scarce," says Stollman, "we realized this was one area where there was a need for some sort of service to assist graduates and connect them with the right jobs". With the current economic downturn, even graduates that have achieved good grades and are willing to work hard and travel for the right job, are still finding to it difficult to find suitable employment.

About Beth Stollman
Beth Stollman has lived all her life in New York. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Business Management. Beth Stollman is the founder and CEO the NY Graduate Careers Company, which she has been running since 2010. Beth currently lives in New York City with her partner. Her hobbies include yoga and going to the theatre. Beth is an avid runner and has recently started competing at an amateur level. She is currently training for the New York Marathon.

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