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The New York Public Library and Vault.com Help New Yorkers Jumpstart their Job Search With Free "Back to Work" Event

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January 27"

New York, New York, (January 9, 2008). The New York Public Library and Vault.com have teamed up to present “Back to Work: Jumpstart Your Job Search,” a free event designed to provide career information, advice and resources to help unemployed New York professionals land their next jobs. The day’s sessions will include personalized career coaching, resume review, interactive discussions with job search experts and demonstrations of the Library’s online job search tools. The event will be held on January 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The New York Public Library’s Science, Business and Industry Library, 188 Madison Avenue at 34th Street. For more information, go to vault.com/backtowork.

“New Yorkers are facing a difficult time during this economic crisis, and many have found their way to The New York Public Library to take advantage of the countless free job resources we have available to our patrons. Our association with Vault.comand ‘Back to Work’ is just one of the many ways we are working to help lift the residents of this great City back on their feet,” said John Ganly, Assistant Director for Science, Industry and Business Library Collections.

“In today’s challenging job marketplace, the best thing any job seeker can do is to have a well-planned job search strategy, including an in-depth knowledge of their target industry, top companies, and the specific skill set required for their desired jobs. Doing your research and presenting yourself accordingly is the best way to increase your chances of getting that offer,” said Erik Sorenson, Vault CEO. “Together, Vault and the New York Public Library are opening our doors to support unemployed New York professionals by providing the insight, expertise and information that they need to develop an effective job search strategy and land their next job.”

Vault.com is the Web’s most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures.

As a centerpiece of the day, a team of more than 20 Vault.com career coaches will provide free “speed coaching” sessions for job seekers. These 20-minute, one-on-one discussions will provide individualized career counseling and/or expert resume review and advice. The sessions will help unemployed professionals develop the right job search strategy for them -- whether they are continuing their career path, changing industries, or just starting out.

The event schedule is designed to be personalized, with sessions running concurrently throughout the day. Individuals will walk away with valuable job search tools and advice -- regardless of whether they attend one 20-minute demonstration or the full schedule of events. Workshop topics include:

· Q&A With Recruiters: Get Noticed

· Resume Writing for Professionals

· Networking into the Hidden Job Market

· Building Your Job Search Strategy

· Ace Your Interview

· Using Your Online Career Library

Workshops will take place on a rotating schedule from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendance is first come, first served. Registration is strongly recommended for the Vault “Speed Coaching” sessions. Time slots are available every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Interested New Yorkers can email backtowork@vault.com with their time preference(s) in order to schedule a 20-minute personalized session. On-site registration is available, space permitting.

Job and Business Resources at The New York Public Library
“Back to Work: Jumpstart Your Job Search” is just one of the many efforts by The New York Public Library to help residents deal with the economic uncertainty of 2009. The NYPL also provides career counseling, resume writing workshops, job databases and computer classes, among other job readiness programs, at branches throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, and The Bronx. In addition, The Bronx Library Center, at 310 East Kingsbridge Road; The Mid-Manhattan Library’s Job Information Center, at 455 Fifth Avenue and 40th Street; and SIBL, at 188 Madison Avenue, offer specialized services for those looking to get back into the workforce, switch careers, or start a new business. For more information, go to www.nypl.org.

About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library was created in 1895 with the consolidation of the private libraries of John Jacob Astor and James Lenox with Samuel Jones Tilden Trust. The Library provides free open access to its physical and electronic collections and information, as well as to its services. It comprises four research centers – the Humanities and Social Science Library; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry and Business Library – and 87 Branch Libraries in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Research and circulating collections combined total more than 50 million items, including materials for the visually impaired. In addition, each year the Library presents thousands of exhibitions and public programs, which include classes in technology, literacy, and English as a second language. The Library serves some 16 million patrons who come through its doors annually and another 25 million users internationally, who access collections and services through the NYPL website, www.nypl.org.

About Vault
Vault is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault delivers the most comprehensive online career resource at www.vault.com, which features thousands of company and university profiles, information on hundreds of occupations and industries, articles on a multitude of workplace topics, a network of message boards for professionals with over 2,200,000 posts and jobs-related video, blogs and research tools. Vault publishes more than 120 online and print books, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing . The company’s clients include nearly 1,000 advertisers and recruiters, over 1,000 universities and graduate schools and over 7,000,000 consumers worldwide. Maintaining offices in New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, Vault was founded in 1996.

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For NYPL: Jon Minners | 212-592-7714 |Jon_Minners@nypl.org

For Vault: Christine Levesque | 917-941-1505 |publicity@vault.com

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