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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12 noonJump Start Your Job Search
Are you feeling stuck in your job search? Frustrated that opportunities aren’t surfacing as you had hoped? Disappointed in your results? If so, you won’t want to miss this revealing, content-rich workshop that will help you zero in on what’s working (and what isn't) in your job search and what you can do to improve your results. Join Laura Powers for a discussion of job search tools, techniques, and strategies. Laura Powers is a career transition and job search coach with 19 years of e…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
2 p.m.Best Practices in Your Job Search Campaign
During this session you will learn about best practices of a successful job search campaign: effective job search planning strategies, marketing yourself and more, using social networking sites in your job search, making a good impression during the interview, and the importance of follow-up. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.StartUp! 2015 Workshop 4: Presenting Your Plan
This is the fourth training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to present your business plan. This session will be offered three times in April. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
6 p.m.Financial Planning Before and During a Divorce
The emotional and legal stresses of divorce can, oftentimes, result in the neglect of addressing the financial issues. Lauren Prince discusses how to prepare for divorce to help give you confidence and focus. Find out the top 10 questions to ask your attorney or mediator. The discussion includes crucial topics of marital property, spousal maintenance, child support, insurance, Social Security, and retirement plans. Understanding these financial issues will help to avoid mistakes in getting a f…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
1 p.m.WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive). Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not guaran…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
3:15 p.m.Introduction to Patents
General overview of patents and patent resources available at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
6 p.m.Powerful First Impressions: How to Find and Get the Job You Really Want
How to Ace Every Job Interview (Even if you are not the best candidate!) How many interviews have you been on...and how many offers have you received? Barry Cohen, former CUNY Employment Coordinator, discusses the “hidden” techniques and strategies you need to ace that next job interview. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, April 23, 2015
12 noonUsing Social Media to Find a Job
Social media, and particularly LinkedIn, is a key tool in any successful job search. But there are legal pitfalls of which most job seekers are unaware. Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd. An executive recruiter with over ten years' experience, and a "mega-user" of LinkedIn (having well over 42,000 first degree connections), he has successfully used LinkedIn to close scores of searches. While reference will be made to Twitter and Facebook, parti…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
2 p.m.Critique Your Resume - Pre-Registration Required
Pre-registration required. Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. This class is most appropriate for job seekers with at least 5 years of prior w…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Online Funding for Business
Thousands of businesses are started every year, but only a few of them get any funding beyond the occasional loan from friends and family. Online or "Crowd Funding" has the potential to change that by opening up channels for revenue for your business from grants, loans, and equity investments. Michael Pilla provides an overview of this new financial landscape: providing some background; discussing the options now open to entrepreneurs and small business; determining which sites might be right f…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
6 p.m.Researching the 5 Ps of Your Marketing Plan: Product, People ,Price, Plan, and Promotion
How to research the 5 P's to help you arrive at informed marketing decisions, increasing the potential for your business to grow. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Friday, April 24, 2015
11 a.m.Financial Planning Day @ SIBL!
Financial Planning Day @ SIBL Hear from the Experts - 12 classes on financial/life issues Explore the Library’s Resources - Learn how to find and compare investment options Meet with the Counselors - Credit Crisis, Medicare, and Financial Professionals Browse the Financial Fair - Information provided by government and non-profit organizations Sponsored in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
11:15 a.m.Investing Basics: Learn How to Make Informed Investment Decisions and Avoid Fraud
Alan Sorcher provides an overview of the different types of investment products and financial professionals, common red flags of fraud, and the questions to ask before investing Alan E. Sorcher is an Assistant Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA). Alan assists OIEA in its mission to inform and educate investors on frauds and other information relevant to investing in securities. Alan joined the SEC from Deloitte Finan…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
11:15 a.m.Medicare 2015
Eric Hausman provides an introduction to Medicare, including eligibility and enrollment, Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance, and Medicare Part B Medical Insurance. Learn about the different choices in Medicare - Medigap/Medicare Supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage/Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Get all of the latest information on Medicare for 2015. Eric Hausman is an Independent Consultant specializing in Medicare Education and Training.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
11:15 a.m.What Are You Saving For?
Anthea Perkinson, CFP offers tips on setting goals, sticking to a budget, and achieving your dreams. Anthea Perkinson is a Certified Financial PlannerTM with Blueprint Financial Planning, LLC, a fee-based planning firm with offices in New Jersey and New York. As the former Co-Director of the Pro Bono Committee for the Financial Planning Association of New York, she devotes considerable time to teaching financial literacy to underserved populations in New York City. She also teaches classes…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
1 p.m.Brokers, Financial Advisors, and Financial Planners: How to Pick One
David Mendels reviews the differences among these professionals, how they are compensated, and what you are entitled to expect (and more importantly, what you are not entitled to expect) from each of them. David is the Director of Planning for Creative Financial Concepts, LLC, where his focus is on creating cost-effective solutions for his clients. To achieve this goal, he uses the tools of financial analysis to design strategies that efficiently fit the available planning techniques to each c…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
1 p.m.How To Give A Powerful Elevator Pitch
Steven Davis discusses techniques for grabbing your audience’s attention and getting the best results as you respond to the question, “So, tell me what are you looking for?” Steven Davis has coached thousands of technology, marketing and all levels of business professionals in diverse positions through roles as Practice Director in global recruiting firms and as a Career Counselor and Coach with JPMorgan Chase Career Services. He has over 20 years of industry experience being an impartial o…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
1 p.m.Social Security: What You Need to Know About Retirement
Social Security regional executives will conduct an interactive presentation on Social Security retirement strategies, demonstrating Social Security Express, a desktop icon available on SIBL’s public use computers through which visitors may access a suite of Social Security’s online services, including the Online Retirement Estimator and My Social Security. Both are free, easy-to-use financial planning resources available to anyone who has a Social Security Number. Make the most of the presen…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
2:45 p.m. Wills and Advance Directives
Stacey Pramer offers an introduction to life-planning documents, including wills, health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney. Learn why these documents are important and how they can help you plan for the future. Stacey Pramer is a volunteer attorney with the Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects of the City Bar Justice Center, the non-profit section of the New York City Bar Association. Both projects provide free legal services in the area of life planning for cancer pa…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
2:45 p.m.Beyond the Basics: The ABCs of ETFs, VAs, and Other Financial Products
The investment landscape is filled with choices that go beyond stocks, bonds, and plain vanilla mutual funds. Learn about exchange-traded funds, variable annuities, alternative mutual funds and more. We’ll also go beyond the buzz about BF—behavior finance. There’s fascinating research about our minds and money that can help all us become more informed investors. Peter Chandler is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Director of Investor Education. He is responsible for devel…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
2:45 p.m.The Role of the Federal Reserve in the Economy
Marisa Casellas-Barnes gives an overview of the history, structure and policy responsibilities of the Federal Reserve. In addition to highlighting the importance of having a U.S. central bank to maintain the stability of the financial system, she’ll also cover how the Fed’s actions impact the lives of American citizens. Marisa Casellas-Barnes is an associate and program manager in the Outreach and Education function at Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mrs. Casellas-Barnes’s work at the N…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
4:15 p.m.The Importance of Asset Allocation in Building a Diversified Portfolio
A soaring dollar and interest rate increases can create havoc in your portfolio. Are foreign investments an opportunity or a liability? Does your bond portfolio carry greater risk? Erika Safran, CFP discusses how different asset classes react and share investment strategies for a new era of currency wars. Erika Safran, CFP® is founder of Safran Wealth Advisors. She is an adjunct faculty member in the CFP program at Baruch College, and a board member of the NY Chapter of the Financial P…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
4:15 p.m.Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
Robin Paradowski discusses the need for retirement planning and savings for those new to the workforce and the need for workers who are nearing retirement age to plan for the decumulation phase. Learn about the tools the Department of Labor provides on its website for calculating an individual's retirement needs, including on-line worksheets and the workbook, “Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning. Learn how individuals who are reaching retirement age can search and perhaps find pe…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
4:15 p.m.Home Buyer Workshop
Rev. Charles Butler explores the primary steps involved in the home buying process, an overview of the current housing market in New York City, various mortgage products and the essential qualifications financial lending institutions are requiring for prospective buyers to successfully obtain a mortgage. The discussion includes: Advantages/disadvantage of homeownership; Steps involved in the home buying process; Managing your money and using credit wisely; Deciding what type of home is right for…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Saturday, April 25, 2015
12 noonWriting a LinkedIn Summary
Creating a LinkedIn profile is a "must" particularly for job-seekers. With 300 million profiles worldwide, it's no wonder that some employers don't even bother posting new openings anymore; instead, they search LinkedIn for potential candidates. It's also a "must" that your profile capture the attention of decision-makers. Yet, over 50% of profiles do not include a Summary -- 2,000 characters of prime real estate located below the Headline. By skipping a Summary, you miss a great opportunity…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, April 27, 2015
1:15 p.m.Career Resources
Description: Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:15 p.m.Online with MorningStar & ValueLine
We will retrieve important information on individual stocks and mutual funds, including analysts’ reports and opinions, and demonstrate the advanced search capabilities of each database. Join us to learn how to turn an investment concept into a short list of potential investments.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
5:30 p.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Spring 2015 Registration at Science, Industry and Business Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided www.org/events/classes/english-converation Registration and testing: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. (continuing/referral students at 5:00…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
6 p.m.Self-Recruiter® Career Evolution: Preparing For Your Career's Next Leap with Social Media Marketing
John Crant shows how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the 'short list' for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. The discussion includes: Perception Is Reality: So, Change Reality Credit, Where Credit Is Do –and How To Get Yours Sharing Accolades Shines the Light on You Too Be Seen as a Leader, By Being a Leader Manage Your Career 'Marketing' Materials: Using LinkedIn, Groups, Blogs & More Your Signature Block…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1 p.m.WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive). Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not guaran…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
1:15 p.m.Canceled
Investing In Stocks: The Basics
Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
2 p.m.Are you "fluent" in LinkedIn?
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thursday, April 30, 2015
3:15 p.m.Getting Started in Export/Import Research
Designed as a one-hour tour of exporting resources, using USA Trade and export web resources. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
5:30 p.m.Best Practices in Your Job Search Campaign
During this session you will learn about best practices of a successful job search campaign: effective job search planning strategies, marketing yourself and more, using social networking sites in your job search, making a good impression during the interview, and the importance of follow-up. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Are You Branding Yourself to be Remembered?
Renee Rosenberg discusses how to create a dynamic, memorable brand that can open the way to job search success. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
6 p.m.Five Plastic Money Cards - The Good, Bad and Ugly
As students and adults move to an all plastic money system, do they know the advantages and disadvantages of these plastic cards? Douglas Young discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of credit, debit, gift, pre-paid, and store cards, and explains how they impact a person’s credit, ability to get a job, rent an apartment, or obtain low interest rates for a car loan, private student loan, or home mortgage. Learn about FICO credit scores, “utilization rates”, “hard and soft inquires”, and the r…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
1 p.m.WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive). Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not guaran…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Become the Perfect Candidate: Tap into the 'Hidden' Job Market
Frustrated by a lack of response from job ads, or feel like you are having trouble competing with your fellow job-seekers to get interviews? Many people rely too much on ads or recruiting firms to get interviews, and do not put enough time into networking and contacting people directly. In today’s economy most jobs are landed using latter two approaches! Your network becomes even more important when you are less than the perfect candidate for highly competitive jobs. Robert Hellmann discu…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, May 8, 2015
12 noonElevator "Pitch Perfect!"
Are you prepared to give a strong elevator pitch and answer questions like- Tell me about yourself? What are you looking for? Why do you believe you are a good fit for your next opportunity? You are not your resume. The resume is only a tool to get an interview. Your elevator pitch and presentation abilities will build positive momentum on your path to secure offers. Steven Davis discusses: How to influence others by your words and energy What and how much information to share Ho…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Saturday, May 9, 2015
12 noonThe Key To A Dream Retirement
To be confident in achieving your retirement goals, it is important for you to know where you are in life and what steps need to be taken to build your retirement nest-egg. Since retirement can become the longest stage of our lives, understanding asset accumulation, growth, and preservation is critical. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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