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Category Archives: Programs

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs
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Need career guidance?  Visit one of the state’s One-Stop Career Centers


Library Resources:

redcheckTry our electronic resource Career Transitions to search for a job,  build a resume or find tips and advice.

redcheckBorrow one of our job hunting books or resume eBooks.

redcheckDownload our Research, Technology, & Career Classes calendar.

 

Explore LinkedIn at Kirstein’s LinkedIn Boot Camp

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library, Programs
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Why use LinkedIn?

There is a lot of buzz surrounding LinkedIn, especially since they have topped 200 million users worldwide. LinkedIn has  become the de facto tool for professionals to network.

LinkedIn Boot Camp

So the question is why don’t you use it to it’s full potential?

If you break it down into it’s simplest form, LinkedIn is basically a customizable directory.  Over 200 million people have listed contact information, skills and expertise — giving others a professional summary about themselves. Users then reach out to colleagues and former coworkers in order to establish their network.

Thus your profile and your connections say a lot about you.

The goal of next week’s LinkedIn Boot Camp is to help you learn more about LinkedIn and it’s potential.

Day 1
This day we will focus mainly how to craft your profile to show off your skills. The inclusion of keywords in your profile will help you show up in results more often.

Day 2
On this day we will focus on how to build and maintain your network. We will discuss endorsements, how to write and ask for recommendations, how to connect with others, and what groups to join.

Day 3
The third day will explore how LinkedIn is a valuable research tool. We will also discuss the pros and cons of premium accounts and how to stay on top of your industry.

The Boot Camp run March 4, 5, and 6 at 6pm. Each class will be about an hour and all the classes will be held in CO6.

No preregistration required.

Bring a pen and paper for notes.

Hope to see you there.

Getting Started in Business

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Tuesday, January 29: Getting Started in Business

This popular workshop provides a complete overview of business start-up and planning considerations, oriented to those planning a venture as well as existing small business owners. Topics include the entrepreneurial lifestyle, feasibility, business strategy, business plan preparation, marketing, financing, and additional resources.

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 05/06 (Lower level of the library)

 

Market Yourself Saturday February 2 10-3:30

Posted on January 9th, 2013 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Saturday, February 2: Market Yourself Saturday

Starting at 10:00, Kirstein Business Library will hold a day of workshops on marketing yourself. For more information, please call 617-859-2142.

Time: 10:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 05/06 (Lower level of the library)

 

 

Kirstein Business Film Series

Posted on January 1st, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Wednesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Kirstein  Business Film Series

Films, both serious and comedic, that reflect different perceptions of work and business in America.

Time: 6:00-7:45 p.m.
Location: Rabb Lecture Hall