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Posts Tagged ‘job searching’

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!

Preparing for an Interview Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Have you been in the job market for awhile?

Do you have a job interview coming up?

Interview being conducted

Well this workshop may be for you! Get tips and advice on how to prepare for an interview so you can ace it and make an awesome impression on a potential employer.

Where:

Central Library in Copley Square
Training Lab
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Location: Central Library
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Type of Event: Workshops & Classes
Cost: Free
Audience : Young Adults (Ages 20-34), College Students, Adults

Don’t forget about our other career resources such as Career Transitions.

Look out for our other workshops coming up!