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Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn and How To Use It For Your Job Search

April 22, 2010

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John Crant, author of the Self-Recruiter® lecture series, will show you how to build and manage your Professional Network with LinkedIn. Learn about networking and how to do it effectively; how to get started with’s networking personal profiles; how to expand your network; and how to utilize your new network in your search for your next career challenge. Don’t wait until you are looking for a new job –today is the day you should be building your network for tomorrow so that you don’t get left behind.

Session will be held in room 18, lower level at SIBL. Space is limited: First come, first seated.



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Very impressed

I didn't expect this to be as good as it is. I'm very impressed with what NYPL is doing as a service for the public. Thank you very much. What's next?

Way to go, NYPL!

I was in that classroom. He is a great speaker and what he presented was very helpful to me. I'm glad the library put this on video so everyone can learn. Nowadays the job market is so different than when I entered (30+ years ago). Keep it up NYPL!

Good information. seriously.

I am interested in this lecture. Really wanna join the class if there is any future schedule. where can I find the schedule? anybody? Plus, love the graphic behind him. Very eye-catching. Library team has good skill, huh. :)

This is helpful

I've learn a lot through this lecture. NYPL should be able to provide this kind of source more.

This is helpful

Learn a lot through this lecture. Having been searching a job since laying off, I have reached to many sources regarding job searching. This is one of the most helpful lecture I ever had.

Excellent video and information

John Crant has done it again! He continuously presents excellent advice, topics, and pertinent information for today's job seeker. John is a top-notch presenter with information that is highly valuable and important for networking, taking control of one's job search, and "selling" yourself in the best possible and strategic manner. John's information is uplifting and thought provoking which helps one to think outside of the box when it comes to getting noticed by potential employers and standing out! John, please keep up the fantastic work. The information here and on other topics you'e presented at the NYPL has been a huge help. Thank you.

Feedback on John Crant's new video

John, Even though I previously attended this lecture in person, I found viewing the video to help reinforce and refresh the lecture in my mind. It is wonderful that the Career Development staff at NYPL have the foresight to provide your lectures at NYPL. I have found the information that you provide extremely helpful and relevent during my active job search. Agains, thank you for the assistance and for doing such a great job!

Just saw his lecture on

Just saw his lecture on resumes this week, this guy's great at helping understand what I can do to improve my job hunt. This linked in video is fantastic advice! Thanks NYPL!

John's Creative Slant

I've seen a lecture or two on how to use LinkedIn, but they focused on how to use it technically. John guides us to use it creatively and encourages us to be individuals. I like the way you think innovatively, John. Watching the lecture online I could stop & start it to take thorough notes and really absorb it. I like hearing John’s lectures in person also; he brings an uplifting, positive & creative energy to a group which is vital in the current market. Providing a venue for job searchers to meet in person is an incredibly productive and valuable experience. The benefits would be increased if it were possible to have time for attendees to interact following lectures, so that we could exchange ideas, get to know other professionals in this situation, and provide mutual support. SIBL hosting John and other lecturers is some of the best spent tax dollars. THAT's government working for the people! SIBL / NYPL, please bring us more John Crant lectures. This is a great help in getting our economy back on track and helping to educate our citizens to be the best we can be. Thank you John, NYPL & SIBL; keep up the great work!

John Crant lectures

I have attended 2 of John's lecture's - 'Resume Renovation' & 'Organizing & Managing Your Job Search'. John is positive, enthusiatic and smart. I felt empowered after leaving his seminars and appreciated so much his help. I plan to attend again as a reinforcement. Thanks John - you are a real service to the community !

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John Crant - Self Recruiter

I have attended John Crant Self-Recruiter lectures which are always incredibly informative and on target. This is a great lecture on LinkedIn which I found very helpful even after attending the lecture as there is so much material to absorb in one sitting. Bravo John! Thank you NYPL for funding these lectures.