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Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars: Effective Employment Strategies for Those 50 Plus

April 18, 2012

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Effective Employment Strategies for Those 50+

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4-6 p.m.

A panel of experts will share essential information for job seekers such as:

  • Today’s Digital Job Search: Online Postings, Applications, and Social Networking Strategies
  • Crafting a Winning Resume
  • The Interview: How to Handle the Really Tough Questions
  • Key Tools and Resources: NYPL’s Job Search Central and Other Supports Everyone Should Know About


Renee Lee Rosenberg, career transition expert and author of “Achieving the Good Life After 50.” Renée Lee Rosenberg, MA, LMHC, Certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator, with over 20 years’ experience helping individuals: achieve positive career outcomes; cope with workplace stress; handle retirement issues. Her eclectic, results-driven creative approach assists individuals on all levels. Renée’s media appearances include: MSNBC, ABC Eyewitness News, and NY1. Interviews have appeared in: LA TimesHealth and Wellness MagazineAM NY,Washington Times,Chicago TimesNY PostUS News and World Report,, and Published articles include: “Achieving Success with Positive Thinking”, “Personality and Career Development", “The Emotional Roller Coaster of Retirement and Care Giving." Renée facilitates two career groups, maintains a private practice in NYC, and has a virtual phone practice. Her book Achieving The Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen has helped many to navigate the retirement roller coaster.

Madeleine Cohen, Assistant Director of the NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). Madeleine Cohen has an MLS from Queens College, CUNY, and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has worked for The New York Public Library for more than 20 years, in a variety of positions, including head of processing, head of information services, and her current position as assistant director of the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL). As assistant director, she helps manage a variety of business services, programs, electronic resources, and technology. The business library has developed services focused in several areas including Job Search Central, Small Business Services, and Financial Literacy Central. Madeleine also works with small business groups, speaks at library and business events, and instructs in SIBL’s training programs.

Win Sheffield, career coach in private practice in New York. Win Sheffield offers strategies and guidance to support his clients to take their work to the next level or establish new careers. He coaches clients in delivering their message, runs workshops and delivers talks to many industry and alumni groups. His background includes Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers in strategy development and management consulting. He has an M.B.A. from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College,. He has studied counseling at General Seminary and Myers-Briggs at the Jung Institute. For further information and to speak with Win, please Please see details of upcoming talks

This is a joint program of Coming of Age NYC and the New York Public Library.

There is no prior registration for this event, and there is no charge. But do come early as seating is limited!


New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – South Court Auditorium

Rimas J. Jasin, Founder and Chair of Coming of Age NYC, will serve as Panel Moderator. Coming of Age NYC, a partnership of several nonprofit agencies, is the “go to” organization for New York City’s Baby Boomers.  Coming of Age NYC helps people 50+ explore their interests, become community leaders, pursue lifelong learning, and engage in meaningful volunteer service.


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This is a joint program of Coming of Age NYC and the New York Public Library.