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Let the Library guide your search for employment with everything from resume help to databases to classes.
Not sure where to start? Try our Frequently Asked Questions.
Job Search Central at the Science, Industry and Business Library is a one-stop shop for all your job search needs.
Job and Career Workshops now offered at many NYPL locations!
Read the Job Search Central Blog
Job Search Assistance:
- Bronx Library Center's Career and Educational Information Service – one-on-one counseling, resume assistance, and career planning.
- NY1 features tips from resume expert at the BLC CEIS: watch now!
- Listen to a NYPL Library program on Effective Employment Strategies for Those 50+
- Watch Barry Cohen's program: Powerful First Impressions: Find and Get the Job Your Really Want
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, type email@example.com 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). Currently on hiatus. 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.
Career Exploration and Job Searching Online:
- Job Search and Career Databases – Premium databases for searching - free access with your Library card!
- eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos – downloadable resources for job seekers and entrepreneurs. Free 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
- 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!
Small Business Assistance
- Small Business Resource Center – the Library’s premier website for starting and owning a business in New York City
- SCORE – individual counseling to small businesses, provided by retired executives
- Job Search Tips (printable PDF file)
- Financial Industry Professionals – job and career information during the current economic downturn
- The Bronx on the Web – job search resources and training
- Connections – job search resources for formerly incarcerated individuals
- Free Wireless Access (WiFi-Enabled Libraries)
- The GED Compass provides information on preparing for and taking the GED
Job Search Central in the News
- WABC features Job Search Central opening
- NY1 features career event at SIBL
- WNBC New York features the Job Information Center
- NY1 features career event at SIBL
Financial Planning Day Coming Soon
Financial Planning Day October 17, 2014 at SIBL Events start at 11 a.m. Come in for a workshop or a counseling session!
A full day of FREE financial workshops, classes, counseling, demonstrations and a financial fair!
Credit Issues - Investments - Tax Planning
Retirement Planning - Life Planning Issues -
Healthcare Options & More
Financial Counseling: Certified Financial Planners and Credit Coaches provide free 30 minute private sessions!
Financial Fair: Information and representatives from organizations and agencies, including The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), The Social Security Administration,NYC Office of Health Insurence Access & more....
Staff demonstrations of Bloomberg, Morningstar Investment Research Center, & others
Location: SIBL, the NYPL Business Library, at 188 Madison Avenue @34th Street
Blueprint for your Business Future
Blueprint for Your Business Future: Succession Planning Workshops for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Immigrant-owned businesses too often lack a succession plan to continue operating when the owner retires, dies suddenly, or is forced to stop working because of personal issues. Rather than being sold for fair market value, these businesses abruptly close their doors. Neighborhoods lose out and workers lose jobs.
“Blueprint” is a set of six 3-hour workshops on Succession Planning which cover:
Transition Planning - Why Plan Now?
Anticipate unexpected circumstances • Find the best strategy for you •Avoid costly expenses and taxes
Selling your Business
How to make a smart sale • Understand the sales process •Locate trustworthy sales professionals • How to find qualified buyers
Business Valuation – How Much is Your Business Worth?
Determine the value of your business • Common valuation approaches • Steps you can take to increase the value of your business
Legal and Accounting Issues
Structure a business to minimize taxes • Deal with regulatory and legal issues • Organize legal and financial documents
Who will take over? • Select and train successors • Understand the role of the family • Manage the transition smoothly
Continue business operations after owner’s death • Minimize taxes during business transition • Optimize benefits to family members
These interactive sessions will be offered at NYPL’s business library SIBL in fall 2014. In the winter and spring of 2015 the Blueprint series will be offered at the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library.
Click here for information about the dynamic workshop instructor, Barbara Roberts, with forty years of experience helping small businesses reach next stage growth. Click to the application
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and an application for this innovative program.
Blueprint is funded through THRIVE, a program of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Featured Entrepreneur: Rohit Arora
Co-Founder and CEO Biz2Credit
Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, is one of the country’s leading experts in small business finance. He has extensive experience in financial services and the issues facing startups and growing small businesses across the globe. In 2011, he was named New York City's “Top Entrepreneur” by Crain’s New York Business and meets regularly with top executives from the Federal Reserve, Treasury Dept., SBA, and the White House on topics related to small business finance.
Rohit is frequently quoted about small business lending topics in media such as Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Reuters, The Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, TheStreet.com, Entrepreneur, American Banker, Crain’s NY Business, Credit Union Times, and elsewhere. He writes about small business finance for FOX Business Small Business Center, Entrepreneur.com, and SmallBizTrends.com, among others.
Rohit oversees the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a widely reported monthly analysis of small business loan approval rates. He also is in charge of all strategic initiatives and the development of Biz2Credit’s web platform that now matches 1.6 million members with 1,200+ lending institutions based on financial criteria that the small business owners provide. Since its inception in 2007, Biz2Credit has arranged more than $1 billion in funding for start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses and handles an average of more than 5,000 new loan applications each month.
Previously, Rohit was part of the strategy practice for Deloitte Consulting. He also has worked at Goldman Sachs and Silkroute, a Singapore-based private equity fund. The Indian native was an advisor to UN Council for Trade and Development in the area of small businesses and emerging markets. He holds a MBA in International Finance from Columbia Business School and co-authored Beyond Cost Reduction: The Risks and Rewards of Global Service Sourcing, a research report funded by the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia.