Kirstein Business Library http://www.bpl.org/kbl Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:23:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LinkedIn Top Attractors http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:21:36 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9845  

LinkedIn

Yesterday, LinkedIn released several lists of companies who attract and keep talented employees. LinkedIn’s researchers assembled a global list and lists of companies in select countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can read more about the data collection and selection methodology here.

If you are thinking about shaking up your career, don’t forget to look at our guide for Job Seekers (and Internship Seekers too!).

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New Arrivals at Kirstein http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:08:17 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9829 The new books keep coming into Kirstein,

 

so please check them out.

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Using Prezi for Presentations http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:31:48 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9816 Have you tried Prezi yet?  Prezi is a fun and easy way to make your presentations more dynamic.   Check out this Prezi for a quick overview on accessing our Business Electronic Resources.

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redcheckNeed help on learning how to build your own Prezi? Check out Lynda.com’s Prezi Essential Training webinar.

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Growth in Biotechnology Employment Exceeds Growth of Biotechnology Graduates in Massachusetts http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/25/growth-in-biotechnology-employment-exceeds-growth-of-biotechnology-graduates/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/25/growth-in-biotechnology-employment-exceeds-growth-of-biotechnology-graduates/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 13:57:11 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9800 MassbioedThe MassBioEd 2016 Job Trends Forecast states “The Massachusetts biopharmaceutical industry is in a prolonged period of expansion for which we see no close through 2018. The total number of industry job listings jumped by 35.5% in 2015 over 2014.” Unfortunately the number of qualified candidates has not kept pace with the demand. “As 87 percent of surveyed biopharmaceutical employers indicated that they would be adding net new employees in the next 12 months, 78 percent of employers indicated that it is more difficult to find
qualified talent than it was three years ago in 2013.”

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Massachusetts Economic Outlook “rests on a precarious footing” http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/23/massachusetts-economic-outlook-rests-on-a-precarious-footing/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/23/massachusetts-economic-outlook-rests-on-a-precarious-footing/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 19:51:47 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9795 massThe Massachusetts economic outlook, according to the MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, “rests on precarious footing”. Although economic indicators for Massachusetts are generally positive, the uncertain outlook for the global economy and a recent slowing of U.S. economic growth contribute to the uncertain outlook for Massachusetts.

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Expensive Boston Area Housing and the Middle Class http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/18/expensive-boston-area-housing-and-the-middle-class/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/18/expensive-boston-area-housing-and-the-middle-class/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 16:38:26 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9773 building-for-middle-cover-no-sponsorsAccording to a Metropolitan Area Planning Council report, the high cost of housing in the Boston Metro Area poses particular challenges for middle-income working households. Middle-income households earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but not enough to have abundant choices in the housing market.

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Organize Your Social Life with a Shake of the Wrist http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/12/organize-your-social-life-with-a-shake-of-the-wrist/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/12/organize-your-social-life-with-a-shake-of-the-wrist/#comments Thu, 12 May 2016 16:33:05 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9760 shuflixOrganize your social life with a shake of your wrist at Shuflix . Select an activity type, radius, and time, shake your phone, and the app will randomly select activities that  meet your criteria. Available for iPhone now, and Android in a couple of weeks.

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Massachusetts Nonprofit Report http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/11/massachusetts-nonprofit-report/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/11/massachusetts-nonprofit-report/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 13:13:40 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9741 MNNAccording to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector provides more than half a million nonprofit jobs , making its nonprofit sector one of the strongest in the country. The sector is home to nonprofits in a wide range of industries, beyond the familiar education and health care subsectors. And when the economy is weak, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector is resilient — adding jobs even during the Great Recession. For more http://bit.ly/1Xl6rvN

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Find Boston Food Trucks in Real Time with Feed Me http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/05/find-boston-food-trucks-in-real-time-with-feed-me/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/05/find-boston-food-trucks-in-real-time-with-feed-me/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 15:51:51 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9733 feedAre you hungry right now? The website Feed me shows what food trucks are where in Boston and Cambridge, in real time, using geo-location capabilities.  The food trucks are searchable by date, time, food type, and neighborhood.  You can also explore the menus. Kudos to the creators, Northeastern University seniors Jennifer Kappel, Karen Doyle, Moling Guo and Krystyna Reyes.

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Job Seekers Alert! http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/04/job-seekers-alert/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/04/job-seekers-alert/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 19:35:43 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9729 We have new job search books at Kirstein,

so please check them out.

Also we have a Resume Basics class on May 24 at 6 in the Tech Classroom.

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