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A Vital Job Search Resource for the Legal Profession in Nassau County

April 7th, 2014

Recently featured in Long Island Business News, The Nassau County Bar Association’s Career Center, has become a vital resource for Long Islanders who are searching for a career in the legal profession. This career center features local opportunities for lawyers, paralegals and secretaries. Over this past year it has seen a 60 percent increase in job postings. The NCBA Career Center shows every sign of continuing to grow as it has become a lower cost way for employers to find qualified candidates without the major expense of a professional recruiter or head hunter. For job seekers,  it is a free service, and you can post your resume anonymously so that your current employer will not know you are searching.  If you are a registered member of the Nassau County Bar Association, you get the added benefit of seeing new job postings before non-members. You can learn more about the benefits of joining the Nassau County Bar Association by clicking here.

New In Our Collection ~ What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

March 10th, 2014

Stop by the library to check-out a brand new book in our Job & Career Information Center, or reserve a copy now online.

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The world’s most popular job-search book is updated for 2014 with up-to-the-minute information and tips for how-to look for work and change careers.
 
In today’s challenging job-market, the long-trusted guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job–even in hard times. 
 
This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW. 
 
What do you most love to do? 
Where do you most love to do it? 
How do you find such a job and persuade those employers to hire you

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TimeBanks

February 8th, 2014

Before the invention of money, people exchanged services for services and goods for goods in a system that was called bartering. Bartering is now dead. Or is it? Timebanks.org seeks to create local networks of people willing to exchange favors based on the idea that every single individual has something that they can offer another individual. Everyone has needs and everyone has something they can do to fulfill the needs of another person. Families and friends often have an informal versions of this exchange of services in that we usually try to do favors for our friends and family when we are able to so. In exchange, friends and family often do favors for us when they are able to do so. TimeBanks seeks to formalize this mutual exchange through technology. TimeBanks goes a step further and allows groups of people to help one another.

For example, if you are a grandmother/grandfather that has years of experience caring for children.  You can offer this service to a busy parent and gain “time credit.” If there comes a time when you might need to move heavy furniture out of your home, you can put out a request and someone with the skills to help you can earn time credit themselves for doing this.

“The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess.” 

Learn more about TimeBanks and how to join a local network or to start your own network

New In Our Collection ~ Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career

February 8th, 2014

Stop by the library to check-out a brand new book in our Job & Career Information Center, or reserve a copy now online.

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Cypress Resume

January 17th, 2014

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Cypress Resume is an online tool that helps Port Washington Library cardholders effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.

A resume needs to grab the attention of an employer almost immediately in order to have the best chance of making it through the weeding process. Cypress Resume’s gigantic library of tens of thousands of professional statements is designed to do exactly that. Its database covers virtually all professions, grouping job types by core tasks.

With Cypress Resume, there is no need to compose anything, ever. Simply type basic information about yourself and leave the difficult task of writing concise, descriptive statements detailing your abilities to the resume builder.

To access this new service, simply click here: Cypress Resume.  Enter your Port Washington Library card number and begin the process of creating a fantastic new resume today.  Also available in Español.

Jobs & Careers Center…

January 25th, 2013

Career Coaching Workshops with Karen McKenna

Twice monthly, Karen leads the following small group workshops: Resume & Cover Letter Preparation and Job Search Strategies.  To register for one or both of these workshops, please call 516-883-4400 Ext. 111 or e-mail reference@pwpl.org

Karen is a career and outplacement coach, trainer, and writer with over 25 years of business experience across multiple industries. She has worked for The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), Drake Beam Morin (DBM), Estée Lauder, Tuesday’s Children and Winthrop University Hospital.

Passionate about helping people find their way in life, Karen advises clients on how to effectively navigate today’s challenging job market, tapping into valuable resources based on their individual goals. She has helped hundreds of individuals envision and shape their own futures. Ms. McKenna writes a monthly column for Long Island Business News and teaches continuing education classes at Hofstra University and Molloy College.

Financial Counseling with Samuel J. Schiff

Financial Advisor Samuel J. Schiff works with individuals, families, young professionals and small business owners, helping them with retirement, college funding, business succession, legacy & estate planning, insurance, and investments. Sam is an active member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) and Society of FSP (Financial Service Professionals).

Sam likens most people’s financial situation to the “junk drawer” that we all have someplace in our house. Everything gets thrown into the drawer without much forethought or organization. Mr. Schiff looks at individuals’ financial  junk drawers and helps advise them on what’s working and what isn’t, duplication of services, and anything that might be detrimental. He will clarify and streamline the process to help anyone make better informed decisions about their financial future.

To schedule an individual, confidential appointment , please call 516-883-4400 Ext. 111 or e-mail reference@pwpl.org