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Seeking Job Help Through a Temporary Agency

If you are job hunting due to a recent lay off or looking for a change in career, you may consider going through a temporary agency. If so, here are some things you might expect when you get there. Of course, the first thing you will encounter is an initial interview. Most likely, you will […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer When Seeking a Job

One of the most frequent tips I have received in researching job-interviewing skills is that the job seeker should always ask a question of his or her interviewer after the interview itself has seemingly come to a close. Your interviewer is still assessing you and drawing conclusions about you based on the questions you ask—or […]

A Reminder :How to Approach a Foundation 4/25/12 @ 1:30-3pm

Greetings Nonprofits, Just a reminder! We are having Caroline Herbert, from the Foundation Center‘s Washington, D.C. Office come and speak on the topic of How to approach a foundation. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 How to Approach a Foundation Apr 25, 2012 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and […]

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Sports Broadcasting 101

Have you ever wondered if sports broadcasting or journalism might be something you want to do for a living? Join us at the library on Sunday April 22 as WIBW’s J.B. Bauersfeld talks about what it takes to get into the business!

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10 Insightful Books for Career Changers

As the economy continues to improve, many people are beginning to consider changing careers, or at least exploring that possibility. If you are thinking about testing the waters, or even starting your own business, here are 10 books that Entrepreneur magazine suggests to help make your decision. Some of the books offer practical step-by-step advice, […]

Help available for first time nonprofit grantseekers

Hi Nonprofits: Below you’ll find a wealth of information created by the Foundation Center for first-time grantseekers. These are available from the Foundation Center Website. http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/nonprofits/ Many free courses are available if you register at http://foundationcenter.org/profile/register.jhtml Our Library is an Affiliate Collection with the majority of Foundation Center publications, and online databases (for in-library use […]

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Great By Choice by Jim Collins

Ten years after his groundbreaking bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with new focus and a new question to ask: “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty – even chaos – and others do not?”  This time, with the help of his colleague Morten Hansen*, Collins enumerates the principles for building a truly great […]

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Kansas Job Market Continues to Improve

The January 2012 Labor Report was released yesterday (3/13/12), showing continued improvement in employment numbers across the state. According to January 2012 estimates, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, down from 6.4 percent in December 2011. Kansas gained 12,200 nonfarm jobs over the year (a 0.9 percent increase) and 22,200 private sector jobs, […]

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Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

We’re taught from an early age to use certain procedures and rules to analyze and solve problems to come up with the right answers. The emphasis is, of course, on minimizing errors. But what happens when we don’t even know what problems we’re trying to solve? It happens a lot. In his book, Little Bets, […]

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Overused Phrases that Could Kill Your Resume

Despite the recent positive economic news and the improvement of the U.S. job market, competition for job opportunities is still pretty fierce. Human Resources professionals are still sifting through hundreds more resumes than before the recent recession, and there are many  buzzwords that are overused and that, frankly, don’t add anything meaningful to your description […]

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The Real Cost of Living

Every decision – from buying a home to grabbing a latte on the way to work – has costs and benefits, personal and financial.  In her new book The Real Cost of Living; Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money, Carmen Wong Ulrich shows us how to make better decisions, and […]

How to Approach a Foundation for Nonprofits

The Library is pleased to bring in Caroline Herbert Manager, Multimedia & On-Demand Training at the Foundation Center’s Washington, D.C. office to train us at a free class on how to approach a foundation. Here you will: Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders. From initial […]