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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why should I register and set up an account?

 

This is the best way to get to the resources that are most helpful to you, based on the kind of work you do or would like to do.

 

How do I register and set up an account?

 

Click on the "Log-in" tab found on the upper right hand of any page on the Pathfinder site. Once the page loads, click on "Create New Account." Identify yourself as a job seeker, employer, or trainer, then fill-in the required account information.

 

How do I conduct a job or training search?

 

To conduct a job search, click the "Search Jobs" tool found on the home page or in the Jobs section of the site. To conduct a training search, click the "Search Trainings" tool on the home page or the Trainings section of the site. Use the filters provided to yield results that meet your needs.

How do I create my resume on Pathfinder?

In order to access the resume tools on Pathfinder, you must be a registered jobseeker or afterschool or youth worker on the site. If you are new to the Pathfinder site and do not have an account, click here to create an account as a jobseeker.

Once you have registered, click the "Create Your Resume" tool found on the right-hand side of the home page or the "Resume" tool in the Jobs section of the site. There, you can enter all relevant information including your contact information, education and work experience. Once you're done, save the resume on Pathfinder or download it to your computer.

To upload a resume, click on "My User Profile" and go to "Upload a New Resume." Once you upload your resume, feel free to save it on this site for future use. Have several versions of your resume? You can upload more than one.

 

How do I create a cover letter on Pathfinder?

 

In order to access the cover letter tool on Pathfinder, you must be a registered jobseeker or afterschool or youth worker on the site. If you are new to the Pathfinder site and do not have an account, click here to create an account as a jobseeker.

Once you have registered, click the "Cover Letter Tool" in the Jobs section of the site. Complete the form provided, entering all relevant information. Once you're done, save your new cover letter on Pathfinder or download it to your computer.

 

What kind of jobs can I post or find on Pathfinder?

 

Jobs at any level that are connected to programs and organizations that support, educate and inspire youth beyond traditional school hours can be posted here.

In order to post a job on Pathfinder, you must first register as an employer on the site. If you are new to the Pathfinder site and do not have an account, click here to create an account as an employer.

We have also added a recording of our free webinar with more instructions on how to post a job to Pathfinder.

Posting a Job to Pathfinder

 

What kind of trainings can I post or find on Pathfinder?

 

Pathfinder features continually updated trainings and professional development opportunities that are geared to those who work or want to work in the afterschool and youth work fields.

In order to post a training on Pathfinder, you must first register as an trainer on the site. If you are new to the Pathfinder site and do not have an account, click here to create an account as an trainer.

We have also added a recording of our free webinar with more instructions on how to post a training to Pathfinder.

Posting a Training to Pathfinder

 

What are job and training alerts?

 

Job and training alerts provide users with updates (based on your stated interests) any time a new job or training is posted. You can sign up to receive alerts via email by visiting the Jobs section and Trainings section respectively.

 

What is the purpose of Build Your Career Path?

 

"Build Your Career Path" is a tool for anyone looking for new opportunities to grow within the afterschool and youth work fields. Based on your career pursuits, "Build Your Career Path" helps you plot a professional development plan to develop the skills you need to secure your dream job. Whether you are a frontline staff member interested in becoming a site director, or a site coordinator wishing to move into senior management, the "Build Your Career Path" tool will provide you with a list of relevant trainings to meet your needs.

What are Youth Work and Supervisor Core Competencies?

To improve the capacity of afterschool and youth work organizations to serve their participants more effectively, New York City's Department of Youth and Community Development designed a set of core competencies intended to guide the professional development of youth work staff (front-line and supervisors). The core competencies provide practical guidelines that focus on knowledge and strengthening skills. Click here to learn more about DYCD's Core Competencies.

 

Additional questions? Contact us at alidie@nysan.org.