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Job Search Central @ SIBL

A one-stop-shop for job seekers.

Employment websites selected by our staff

Free Wi-Fi and Access to premium business databases from your laptop or Library computer.

Free Career coaching services by appointment -  Sign up for a career coaching session online. You will need to provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and goal for the session. If you do not have an e-mail address, type in the box. Without an e-mail address, you will not receive confirmation or reminders of your appointment.
Sign-up online or in person at Job Search Central: Help is available to sign up at the Altman Information Desk, lower level at SIBL.  For questions about career coaching, call 212-592-7006 (leave your name, phone number, and e-mail).

Find Job Search and Career events @ NYPL 

Hurricane Sandy Clean Up: New York State has received $27.7 million in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds.The grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy or workers who were unemployed prior to the storm are eligible to apply for temporary positions. For details see see

Read the Job Search Central Blog!

Drop-In Job Club for college graduates in their twenties.
Place: SIBL, Lower Level, ETC 4 
Date: Every other Thursday. Check events calendar for dates.
Time: 6:00-7:30. Space is limited and available on a first come, first seated basis.
Participants learn how to market themselves, how toconduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment. The Drop-In Job Club is led by Sherry Natkow, Employment Counselor and Career Coach. Handouts and resources will be provided. 


Access a list of premium online career databases — Career Insider (Vault) onsite and Bloomberg Career Center to view financial job openings. (SIBL only, on Bloomberg terminals). You can use online business directories to create and download lists of companies or executives to target for your job search.  Try out Reference USA, D&B Million Dollar, Hoover’s & more.
Find industry trends/forecasts in First Research, Plunkett’s Research Online, S&P Industry Surveys. 

New York State Civil Service Examination Postings (updated approximately every two weeks.)

New York State Job Bank
View Indeed's Industry Employment Trends

Advice and consulting for small businesses available free -Onsite advisory service from SCORE to help you plan to start your own business at SIBL. 

NYPL Jobs Portal: Links and information on job seeker resources beyond SIBL

Avoid employment scams — Tips from the NY State Consumer Protection Board

Borrow books on jobs, careers, and resumes. Try out NYPL e-books and borrow the latest e-books on resumes, careers, jobs, inteview tips, and more without a trip to the Library! Use your NYPL library card and see what's available. 

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