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The power of LinkedIn’s groups

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

LinkedIn is a popular resource for job hunters, entrepreneurs, and professionals to exchange ideas and find each other.  One of the best places to do both is by using LinkedIn’s groups. You can find lots of great information and resources and you don’t even need a premium account to take advantage.  All you need is some thoughtful research.

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Ladies and Gentlemen: It’s not over after 55

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

Are you 55 and over?

Courtesy of ReServe Inc.

ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that matches continuing professionals age 55+ (ReServists) with organizations that need their expertise.

Do you want to give back to your community?

Are you looking for an opportunity to re-enter the workforce part-time?

Well, then you should check out ReServe.  ReServe  is a nonprofit that puts adults age 55 and up to work in schools, government offices, and community organizations.  It has been featured in the Boston Globe.

As a potential ReServist, you can be matched with an organization that needs your expertise. Most positions are between 10 and 20 hours a week and last for at least three months.  ReServists get paid a $10 per hour stipend for their efforts.

Organizations who have gaps in their staff can register with ReServe to get the talent they need, through the Give Back, Fill the Gap program.  Or through the Impact Initiatives program ReServists can tackle issues with the community and work one on one with clients who need your skills.

The Boston chapter, launched earlier this year, is operated by JVS Boston in collaboration with Discovering What’s Next.

JVS Boston specializes helping individuals find jobs and get the skills they need to become successful in the workplace and their communities.  Discovering What’s Next provides individuals over 50 with resources and programming and promotes community engagement.

Upcoming Classes and Programs

Neighbors Helping Neighbors meets every Wednesday at 7pm in the Kirstein Business Library.  FYI:  On April 3rd NHN will move up one hour to a 6pm start time.

Stop by the training lab on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 to learn about Job Searching Online.

Or you can swing by the training lab on Tuesday, March 26 at 2:30 to learn how to Create a Resume Online.

Cheers!

Organize your job search with Careerleaf

Posted on December 14th, 2012 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

With the holiday season upon us, it can be difficult to keep track of your job  hunt.  But luckily there is a tool that can help.

Careerleaf is a great portal for managing your job hunt.  Setup is easy. When you create your account you can import your resume or data from your LinkedIn  account. Your account includes a profile, an email account, and three powerful tools– the job search function, Application Manager, and the Tracklet.

Job Search

The job search function makes it simple to search across multiple job boards quickly. Career leaf pulls from multiple sources including SimplyHired, USA Jobs, Career Builder, Mashable and more. Just type in the job title and your zip code into the search bar and you’re in business.

The Tracklet

Once you find a job posting to your liking, Careerleaf makes it easy for you to apply to openings  and keep track of the postings.  All you have to do is install the Tracklet into your browser. Clicking on it will launch the app and you’re ready to rock.

You can use the tracklet to:

  • Autofill an application
  • Send emails via your Careerleaf account
  • Download your resume
  • Add jobs to the Application Mananger

Application Manager
Careerleaf’s Application Manager allows you to keep track opportunities and add notes. The notes can be especially helpful when you are prepping for an interview. Moreover, you can add contact infomation and set the stage you are in the hiring process.  It also makes it easy to add your correspondence to the Application Manager when you use your Careerleaf email.

Two more things…

Take the tour of the website and look at the FAQs   Here you can learn about privacy settings and a little bit more about the features CareerLeaf has to offer. Check out their blog too.

And two, if you next extra support, Neighbors Helping Neighbors is going to be meeting every Wednesday at 7pm here in the Kirstein Library.

Cheers and good luck!