In the current jobs landscape - brought on because of the recent employment crisis – employees at many companies are being asked to take on tasks that have little to do with their job descriptions. This could be a temporary stop-gap, but career experts think that even when the economy does get back on its feet, [...]
Terry is the Adult Services Business Librarian at TSCPL. She has a Masters in Business Administration from KU and a Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University and has been at the Library for 8 years. Terry is available for one-on-one assistance with business plans, demographic research, job search and resume assistance, and for helping you find the business or job searching resources you need.
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Many people have a dream about being their own boss and turning what they love into a business. Each month here at the Library, we have classes on how to start a business, and each class is filled with prospective entrepreneurs with great ideas and lots of enthusiasm. But not everyone is cut out to [...]
Resumes have fashion trends just like anything else. If you are new to the job market, you need to design a resume that is competitive and dynamic. If you have recently been forced to return to the job search by economic conditions, you will find that the rules and tools of crafting your resume have changed. When I first [...]
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. This year, President Obama’s proclamation of that week as May 16-21 was issued before the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 48th annual observance of National Small Business Week in [...]
Small business owners know better than anyone that change is the one thing you can count on in business. And without large staffs or stockholders to answer to, small businesses are uniquely positioned to be adaptable in the face of economic conditions beyond their control. Here are some actions the small business owner can take [...]
Job prospects for soon-to-be college graduates are brighter this year in nearly every industry sector nationwide, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The organization found that about 53% of employers surveyed planned on hiring more college graduates than in 2010, and the average starting salary offer was up about 3.5% from [...]
One of my favorite TSCPL databases is BusinessDecision, and one of their most dynamic and illustrative features has been the thematic map. After a 6-month absence, the feature is returning the first part of May, with more options and a much improved interface. Basically, a thematic map is a map that displays data in shades [...]
According to the most recent Kansas Department of Labor Report (March 2011), Kansas unemployment numbers are down slightly from a year ago, and the overall job outlook continues to improve. Kansas Labor Secretary Karin Brownlee remains “cautiously optimistic” that Kansas may be about to turn the corner in jobs created or retained. The March 2011 [...]
Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine has named its “10 Best Cities for the New Decade,” and Topeka is ranked at #10. Many attributes were factored into the selections, particularly as related to being a great place to live, find a job, and to start a small business.
Your credit score is a quantitative measure of you creditworthiness, ranging from 300 to 850. It is based on the following five categories: How much debt you have; your payment history; your debt utilization ratio; how far back your credit history goes; your mix of various types of credit. Here are five things that can [...]
Most people, during an interview, are not going to use profanity or be too politically incorrect, but there are some common words that you should also avoid. 1. Irregardless. Regardless of what you might have been led to believe, irregardless is not a word at all. Some people might not be bothered by its usage, but [...]