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Resources for Job Seekers
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 http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/neg.shtm
Job Search Central at SIBL
Job Search Central at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a one-stop shop for all your job search needs.
General Career Coaching
- available at Job Search Central at SIBL, Monday-Saturday.
- Sign up for a career coaching session. (All fields must be filled in to schedule a session. If you do not have an e-mail address, just type firstname.lastname@example.org in box for email. Without an email address, you will not receive a confirmation/reminder of your appointment.
- Sign up from anywhere, ask for help at the SIBL at the Altman Information Desk, lower level.
- Questions about career coaching at Job Search Central, call 212-592-7044 (leave your name, phone number, & e-mail).
Drop-In Job Club for college graduates in their twenties
- Place: SIBL, Lower Level, Training room 4 (ETC 4). Date: Every other Thursday. Time: 6:00-7:30. Check events calendar for dates.
- Note: Space is limited, first come, first seated.
- Participants learn how to market themselves, how to conduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment. The Drop-In Job Club is led by Robin Neiman, Senior Vocational Counselor, and Sherry Natkow, Career Coach. Handouts and resources will be provided.
Job Resources at other NYPL Branches
- Job and Career Workshops are offered at many NYPL locations
- Bronx Library Center's Career and Educational Information Service – one-on-one counseling, resume assistance, and career planning.
Job Resources Online
- Read the Job Search Central Blog
- Job Search and Career Databases - subscription content for free searching with your Library card
- Employment Websites – NYPL’s recommendations for the best free websites for finding a job and advancing your career
- CareerlinkNYC – resources for recently unemployed New Yorkers
- The GED Compass provides information on preparing for and taking the GED
- SCORE – individual counseling to small businesses, provided by retired executives
Audio Video Job Resources
- Careers, Jobs and Small Business Seminars from NYPL
- NY1 features tips from resume expert at the BLC CEIS: watch here.
- Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Media launch JOB HUNT, a television series to help New Yorkers navigate the job market. Learn how to get the skills you need and find the right job for you, now that all 10 episodes are online.