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New Year, New Career

Posted on December 30th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

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Kirstein Business Library New Series. The Kirstein Business Library is happy to announce a six-part “New Year, New Career” series starting January 7. All classes take place at the Central Library. Below is the schedule:

Prepare for a New Career with Learning Express Library
January 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tech Classroom, McKim Building
LearningExpress Library provides test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for all ages, including job-seekers and people trying to get to the
next level in their career.

Personal Branding: How to Craft and Tell Your Story
January 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon
Develop your brand, craft your story, and use it to grow or change your career. This workshop is presented by Devin Bramhall, Executive Director, Boston Content and General Assembly.

Changing Careers: Reinventing Oneself in Today’s Job Market
February 2 at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon
Discuss and explore different strategies to help make the transition from one industry to another a smooth one. This workshop is presented by Gary Gekow, employment consultant.

Break into Tech
February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon
Join General Assembly for an “Ask Us Anything” session to learn how you can make a successful transition to tech. This workshop is presented by Leon Noel, Co-Founder & CEO, SocialSci.

Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop
March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon
This workshop is designed to answer general questions and provide nonprofits with an overview of issues related to nonprofit formation and is presented by Lawyers Clearinghouse.

Break into Digital Marketing
March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon
Learn how people land jobs as digital marketers, walk away with practical tips on moving into digital marketing, and understand what it is like to be interviewed for the role. This workshop is presented by Kara Hendrick, Digital Marketing Strategist at Velco and General Assembly.

Lynda.com is Live

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

lyndaLynda.com is now available to Massachusetts residents with a  Metro Boston Library Network card or an ecard. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals – access a video library of over 4,000 engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Here’s your chance to learn across the technology spectrum – from basic skills in Excel and Word to advanced skills in web design or 3D + animation.

 

Report on Financial Literacy in Massachusetts Released

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

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The Report on Financial Literacy in Massachusetts concludes that many residents and families simply lack access to and awareness of the tools that they need to manage their money, plan for college, save for retirement, and make sound decisions for their future. However, it also acknowledges numerous financial education resources that already exist in our state, and outlines strategies to build upon these efforts.

Toxic Employees are Very Expensive

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

toxicToxic Workers , a new Harvard Business School paper,  says that toxic employees are so damaging to profits that not hiring  them or turning  them into average workers is twice as valuable to a company as  hiring a superstar performer.

Thanksgiving Dinner for 10 Cost Up Slightly from 2014

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

thanksgivingThe American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual price survey of classic items  served for Thanksgiving Day indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.41.

The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – cost $23.04 this year. That’s about $1.44 per pound, an increase of less than 9 cents per pound, or a total of $1.39 per whole turkey, compared to 2014.

The staff of the Kirstein Business Library wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.