Employment & Careers



Unemployment Insurance Benefits Online - File your unemployment claim and check payment history.

NY State Department of Labor - Additional information about unemployment insurance in New York State.


Job Listings

City of Albany Employment - Albany civil service job openings, exam announcements, and study guides.

Albany County Civil Service - Albany County exam announcements, applications, and study guides.

Capital Area Help Wanted - A source for jobs in the entire Capital Region.

indeed.com - Retrieves job ads from thousands of different websites.

Job Listings - Connects you to pages with job resources, starting with the more general resources and moving through location or audience specific listings to the occupation and industry resources. From The Riley Guide.

NY Job Source

NY State Department of Civil Service - Information on how to apply for civil service jobs. Includes descriptions of upcoming exams; test applications may be printed from this site. Also lists civil service job titles and salary schedules.

NY State Department of Labor – Job listings and job search tools.

Times Union Classifieds - Job listings.

USAJOBS - Federal jobs and employment information.


Career Exploration

Career tests and advice - From JobHuntersBible.

Career Guide to Industries - U.S. Dept. of Labor

Career Zone

Employment Projections Home Page - Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor).

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine


Test Preparation

CSEA Civil Service test preparation booklets - Full text available to CSEA members

CSEA's Local 670 test preparation page - Full text available to CSEA members


Other Useful Links

NY State Professions - License Requirements/Application Forms - (Office of the Professions - New York State Education Department)

The Riley Guide - Get linked to sites covering all aspects of jobs and careers, including where to post electronic resumes, search job listings, and strategies for both.

Salary Expert

Tools for Beginning Jobseekers - Provides forms for creating a simple resume, cover letter and list of references to distribute to potential employers.



Last updated: September 16, 2014