Posts by Sharon, Adult Librarian

Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Come Join the Job Club

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, from now until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Meet Stephanie Evanovich, author of Big Girl Panties

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Interested in a sizzling hot beach book? Come and listen to Stephanie Evanovich speak about her debut novel. Big Girl Panties is a funny, clever, and well-paced read centered on a young widow who learns how to build a new life for herself. The author is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park, former actor, holder of a black belt in tae kwon do, avid sports fan and mother of two sons. Refreshments served. Raffle prizes.   Photo credit: Stephanie Evanovich by Ron Rinaldi
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Social Media and Your Job Search: Use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to Land Your Next Interview

Monday, June 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.   Social media has helped to create new and unique ways to search for a job. Come hear Bless Vaidian, career coach talk about how to use social media as an ally in your job search. There are many ways to use LinkedIn and other online profiles to find job listings, follow leads, connect with professionals in your industry and promote yourself that will help boost your career. Please come to this most informative workshop. No registration needed.   This program is funded by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Promoting Your Personal "Brand"

On Monday, May 6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., job seekers can learn how to set themselves apart from other candidates by promoting their personal brand. Use your resume, social media profile, elevator-pitch and other job search tools to stand out in a sea of job seekers. Determine what your personal brand is saying about you. Bless Vaidian, career coach, offers branding and career advice during this very informative workshop. Photo: Bless Vaidian, career coach
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How To Approach A Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded

Looking for assistance on how to approach a foundation for support? Come to the FREE fundraising workshop on Wednesday, April 10th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn how to get the grants you want. Pre-registration is required. Simply visit npccny.org/workshop.htm to register online. Discover how to communicate effectively with (prospective) funders to build nonprofit-philanthropic partnerships. Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian of the Foundation Center, will provide hands-on exercises to help you learn important skills critical to raising money from foundations, and the key stages surrounding the grant proposal process. Opening remarks by Lily Lopez of Citi Community Development and Michael
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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How to Market Your Professional "Brand"

How do you separate yourself from the competition when seeking a job? Learn how to market your professional “brand” using your resume, social media and in-person opportunities. A must for new college graduates, career changers, or anyone looking to jump-start their job search in today’s job market. Come join us on Monday, October 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bless Vaidian will review ten key points on successful personal branding. Qualified candidates are a product that employers seek. Job branding provides the opportunity to stand out in the crowd and separate yourself from the competition. Identify your uniqueness and develop
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Non-Profits: Find Funding

Join us Friday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. to learn searching strategies for the Foundation Center's foundation funding research tools. Jimmy Tom, director of the Foundation Center's New York Library, will conduct a training workshop on grant seeker research tools. Introduction to Finding Funders The first part of the workshop provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. Guide to Philanthropy In/Sight® The second session explores Philanthropy In/Sight®, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly
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Free Career Development Assistance

Facing a difficult work situation? Need help planning or managing your career? Thinking about work options you have after 50? Westchester Library System runs specialized programs with trained professionals to guide you in your career path under the program name WEBS. Call 914-674-3612 for more information and to register for the following career services: MANAGING YOUR CAREER IN CHANGING TIMES 8-week Career Development Seminar Evaluate your skills, interests, personality Learn how to use online career information Explore career alternatives Find out about educational/training programs in Westchester Learn effective job strategies TAKE CHARGE! CAREER/LIFE PLANNING AFTER 50 8-week Career/Life Planning Seminar
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