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The Career Mobility Office (CMO) offers several workshops for State employees relative to career mobility. Click on the name of the workshop to learn more.

Understanding the Merit System
Learn about the Civil Service Merit System and how it applies to New York State employees.

Resume Preparation
Learn how to prepare a well-written professional resume that truly reflects your skills, knowledge and education.

Preparing for an Interview
Find out what to expect on a job interview and how to present yourself as a professional in your field.

New: The following Career Mobility Office pre-recorded webinars are now available on SLMS:

Understanding the Merit System: This webinar will teach you about the merit system and career mobility options, including:

  • The examination process
  • Creation and use of eligible lists
  • Voluntary transfer
  • Reinstatement eligibility
  • Probationary periods
  • Leaves of absence

Glossary of Titles - Inquiry Tool (GOT-IT): This webinar will demonstrate the GOT-IT (Glossary of Titles-Inquiry Tool) which is a resource for employees to learn about job titles within New York State government, including:

  • Career ladders
  • Summary job descriptions
  • Minimum qualifications
  • Career mobility options

Best Practices for Resume and Interview Preparation: This webinar will review basics ideas on how to present your knowledge, skills and abilities in a professional way, whether on paper or in person. This webinar will review:

  • Resume types and preparation relevant to the job you are seeking
  • Tips to improve your interviewing skills
  • Helpful resume and interviewing resources

Examinations and Eligible Lists: This webinar will review examination announcements, eligible lists, and how they apply to you. View this webinar to learn about:

  • Different types of eligible lists
  • Effects of accepting or declining opportunities from an eligible list
  • Capabilities of the online Eligible List Management System (ELMS), how to view the list(s) you are on and manage your preferences
  • Timelines for exams and lists and how lists are used

To access these webinars, please visit SLMS at https://nyslearn.ny.gov/.

Once logged in, enter CS-Career Resources in the Learning search box and select the webinar you wish to view.

You must click "Enroll" and then "Submit Enrollment".

Once you enroll, you may launch the webinar from the enrollment page or from your "My Learning" page.

For SLMS login or launching questions or issues, please contact your agency's help desk.

If you do not have access to a computer and/or SLMS, please contact your agency's Personnel or Training Office to arrange a viewing of the webinars.

Please note that accessing these webinars during work hours requires supervisory approval.

Workshop Survey
Complete a survey for a workshop you attended. Results from these anonymous surveys help CMO improve services they offer to state employees.