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Mon, December 5
@ 1:15 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Business Plan Research Workshop
Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
​Staying Motivated Throughout the Job Search Process
Looking for a job can be a long, arduous journey that requires much time and patience, especially in this economy, to see results. Staying positive and motivated throughout the process can make you a less stressed and a more effective applicant, which can in turn accelerate the outcomes you desire. Kristina Leonardi helps you re-evaluate your overall career and job search strategy to reduce stress. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Patents
This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. We cover the basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent. We emphasize patent search, particularly by going beyond simple keyword searching to search by patent classification with the free search tools available from the US Patent andTrademark Office (www.uspto.gov) and the European Patent Office (worldwide.espacenet.com). Seat…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, December 6
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
How To Market Your Skills For 2017
David Lees explains how Personal Core BrandingSM can be the key to standing out from your competition to land a job. Connect with who you are and what makes you unique. Learn: • How your Personal Core BrandSM can help you gain a competitive edge • How to identify what’s unique about yourself to gain further insights to your specific strengths and distinctive qualities • How to use your Personal Core BrandSM on your resume, in an elevator pitch, in social media, and when interviewing…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
FALL 2016 English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages - SIBL
English Conversation Groups (Intermediate Level) Talk with library volunteers about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and much more. Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) 188 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Led by the Volunteers from NYPL, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate-level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English to improve their conversational skills. Groups meet Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 2…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, December 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Job Search CentralAdults,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Keeping Motivated and Conducting a Positive Job Search In Today's' Economy
Maintaining a positive attitude in your job search is essential. Renee Rosenberg discusses how to keep yourself motivated, resilient and productive when looking for employment. Renee Rosenberg is a clinical career counselor and licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years experience helping individuals conduct a positive job search. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 1:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Investing: What Your Money Can Do for You
This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices. We review useful information sources. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Search for more SIBL programs and classes.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Using Stories to Succeed in Your Interview
How many times have we interviewed and not been invited back? Of course, this is often not our fault. Nevertheless, there is much that we can do to increase our chance of getting to the short list and getting to the offer. Coach Win Sheffield offers tips for a successful interview. Learn how to support an ineffective interviewer, how to convey your value by talking about your achievements, and how to be invited back. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 8
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Thinking About a Career Change
These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You'll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs which, in turn, will increase your self-knowledge -- the important first step to a career change. By looking backward, you'll move forward mo…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 8
@ 6 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Career Resources
Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 8
@ 6 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Career Resources
Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites. Learn how to find industry and career advice, resume guides, and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 8
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Family Business Series Part 1: Professionalizing Your Family Business
Warner Babcock Marcy Syms Warner Babcock and Marcy Syms will discuss taking the initial steps toward professionalizing a family-owned business. Learn how to put in place steps that will help you grow the business and avoid costly mistakes that can damage both the business and the family’s relationships. The topics covered include: How to work more effectively with family members, inside and outside the family business Approaches and policies that will help address challenges commonly…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, December 9
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners pt.1
Learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. Class Format: Hands on Skill prerequisites: Typing and Keyboard Basics & Mouse Basics Audience: Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:15 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Ar…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, December 10
@ 12 noon
Money Matters
Municipal Bonds for Triple Tax Free Income
Individual investors buy municipal bonds for income exempt from federal, state and local income tax. David Polevoy CFP® discusses what you need to know to become a successful muni investor. David Polevoy,CFP® is the firm’s Managing Member, with over 20 years experience in wealth management, financial planning, pension planning, finance and insurance. He has served as a Director of The Metro New York Society of The Institute of Certified Financial Planners. His prior experience include…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Mon, December 12
@ 11:15 a.m.
Money Matters
Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5)
This hands-on class demonstrates the Bloomberg menu driven system. The class will learn search methods for information on companies, and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria. Also, we will retrieve some market and economic data available on Bloomberg. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Global Business News and More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications in 118 countries and 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Search for more SIBL programs and classes.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, December 13
@ 6 p.m.
Money Matters
Financial Planning for Parents of Disabled and Special Needs Beneficiaries
Parents of children with special needs who receive services or support from NYS or the Social Security Administration have some unique considerations when drawing up their wills. Similarly, individuals who provide support to disabled relatives or friends need to know how best to provide for them through their estate planning documents. Presented by Dan A. Timins, Esq. CFP® of the Financial Planning Association of New York Daniel Timins is an Attorney of Law and a Certified Financial Planne…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, December 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Job Search CentralAdults,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 14
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 1:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Investing In Stocks: The Basics
Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, December 14
@ 3:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Online with MorningStar & ValueLine
Learn to retrieve important information on individual stocks and mutual funds, including analysts’ reports and opinions. We will also demonstrate the advanced search capabilities of each database. Turn a concept into a short list of potential investments.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 14
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® The Paradigm Shift in Job Search: Marketing Yourself To The Decision-Maker Just Who Is It That Makes the Decisions?
John Crant explores techniques for getting the attention of hiring managers. The discussion includes: Finding the Decision-maker(s)... (There Are Almost Always More Than One...) Email, Voicemail, LinkedIn, and SnailMail... Oh, My! Catching Attention: It Has To Be About Them It's All About The Message (By Which I Mean: Value) Getting the Call-back (or... Actually Following Up!) Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Are you "fluent" in LinkedIn?
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 15
@ 1:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Planning for a Successful Retirement
Where will the money come from! This class describes a variety of tax advantaged accounts that individuals can set up to help them acquire the nest egg necessary for retirement and/or college bound children. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 15
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Critique Your Resume - Pre-registration Required
Are your resume getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. This class is most appropriate for job seekers with at least 5 years of prior work experience. Please ema…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, December 15
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Family Business Series Part 2: Family Business Boards
Warner Babcock discusses taking the initial steps towards building a family-owned business Board of Directors. Learn how to put in place steps that will help you form a Board of Directors to help guide your business towards a long-term, sustainable family asset, make difficult decisions, plan for the future, and reduce risks that can damage both the business and family’s relationships. The topics covered include: What are the duties and responsibilities of a Board of Directors for family bus…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, December 16
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners pt.2
Learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. Class Format: Hands on Skill prerequisites: Typing and Keyboard Basics & Mouse Basics Audience: Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:15 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Ar…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, December 17
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Interview Questions to Ask and Answer
The key to a successful job search is a successful interview. The key to a successful interview is knowing how to answer the tough questions and, equally important, what questions to ask. Dr. Bruce Hurwitz, president of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., a nationally and internationally recognized authority on career and employment related issues, guides attendees through the interview labyrinth. Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D., president of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., whose mission it is to pro…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 20
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile Expert Questions,…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 20
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Using Video to Get Leads and Make Sales
Jimmy Newson shows you the five best videos you need to create the perfect 24/7 online sales funnel for your business. These videos help you create a fully aligned experience for your potential and existing clients and customers. Using this system, you can meet the buyers where they are at on the buyer's journey to help them eventually purchase from you. All attendees will receive a copy of Jimmy's booklet: 3 Month Video Launch Blueprint - Start 2017 off strong with video. The discussion in…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 21
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, December 22
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Crafting an Elevator Pitch
It's the holiday season, so how's your elevator pitch? Will it start a conversation? A proven way to make a positive first impression is with a well-crafted elevator pitch. It communicates your core information quickly and is adaptable for using at a cocktail party, at the gym, or at a conference. Your elevator pitch can also be tweaked for LinkedIn, cover letters, email introductions, and cold calls. Sherry Natkow offers a step-by-step approach to crafting a successful elevator pitch. Lea…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 28
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, January 5
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
The Power of You: How You Can Make Your Next Career Move In 2017
As the year begins and we once again commit to landing a better job, we assume that we are pawns in the marketplace and have little control over our career fates. Career coach Win Sheffield shows you how to discover your power in the marketplace and how to leverage that into a satisfying job. Learn how to: Assess which of the key components of a job campaign you need to focus on Set attainable objectives Keep moving and restarting when you are distracted Develop support to susta…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, January 7
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
StartUP! 2017 Business Plan Competition Orientation
The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 8th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs – win up to $15, 000 to start your business. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
Tue, January 10
@ 6 p.m.
Money Matters
Fix Your Finances with Goal Focused Budgeting
Learn how to create a spending plan that takes care of your bills and helps you make progress toward your goals. Presented by Anthea Perkinson CFP ® of the Financial Planning Association of New York Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, January 10
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
StartUP! 2017 Business Plan Competition Orientation
The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 8th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs – win up to $15, 000 to start your business. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
Thu, January 12
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Getting Your Story Straight: Personal Branding for Job Seekers
The digital revolution has changed the way we work -- and the way we look for jobs. But nothing is as important as your personal brand. Arlene Newman & Kevin Ryan discuss how to sell your unique value proposition -- in person and online at LinkedIn. It's a must for anyone looking for a job, or trying to keep the one they have. About the Speakers: Arlene C. Newman, provides professionals with strategies to successfully land jobs. www.careerboundsuccess.com. Kevin S. Ryan, is a communic…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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