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Are You Looking for Work in 2014

What do employers want to see in your CV?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever gone for an interview only to find that although you have the required qualifications, the detailing in your CV let you down? Have you ever regurgitated the same CV over and over again without modifying it in any way? Is your CV too short with very little meat in it, or quite the opposite, a CV which is far too long with pages of minutiae within it?

It is hard sometimes to get it right.

If you find that a quick lesson in writing great CVs in needed, then come to the Central Library on Wednesday, 20th August, at 1.30pm where help is to hand. Read more »

Challenge yourself and visit the library!

Job NetworkingOccupation Transformation are hosting an Information and Network session on Thursday, 10th July, 2014 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the Business and Reference Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1. If you are unemployed, looking for new challenges, would like to develop your career potential or team up with new people this is the place to be.

It is free to attend but booking is recommended at (01) 873 3996.

Looking for Work? Free event. Remember this important date for you diary.

Looking for Work

On Thursday 26th June, the Business and Reference Library have invited Trish Callanan to host an interactive workshop at 1.30pm, entitled “Looking for work -  reconnecting yourself with your job search and increase your chances of selection”. Trish is an Executive HR Business Partner & Coach and she has a professional background in both business and human resources. There are still a small number of places available on this workshop. Just contact the staff in the Business and Reference Library at (01) 873 3996 to secure your free place.

Visit the library and enjoy the experience

Magazines – What are held here?

Irish Garden Magazine cover

The Business & Reference Library has in excess of 160 magazine titles in print, including some of the newest and most topical editions – fancy browsing through TIME magazine or Business and Finance to find the latest current affair issues or something more local such as tending and nurturing your garden with The Irish Garden.

This collection includes a wide variety of subjects encompassing both business and general reference material. Are you interested in any of these topics?

accountancy, agriculture, arts, banking, building, business, education, employment, EU, finance, franchising, health, law, marketing, management, tourism, and training and gardening, angling, auto and wildlife many many more besides… Read more »

Start Off - Start Up - Start Now - Start Here

Go for it - start a businessAre you thinking of starting a business?

Once again this year, Dublin City Public Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board will run the Start Your Own Business Spring Programme 2014, from Thursday, 10 April – 15 May, 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm with a different speaker delivering each workshop. This year the focus is on “Getting Started” and covers a diverse range of topics pertinent to starting a business – An Introduction to Self Employment , Ideas Generation and Market Research, Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategy, Financing Your Business and Writing the winning Business Plan.

What is ideal about this programme is that each lecture is a unit within itself and covers a different aspect of starting a business - this is great as it allows you pick and chose which lectures interest you. Read more »

The Value of Accessing a Magazine

Time Magazine cover

What is an online magazine? An online magazine – ejournal - is a resource allowing up-to-the-minute articles be published and  distributed world wide in seconds via electronic transmission.  Menu driven databases are easily searchable with a title, date, and keyword option available. This saves times for researchers, journalists, students, teachers etc as the tedious work of trawling through endless magazines (in hard copy) to locate a subject topic no longer exists.  The library bears the brunt of any cost implications involved in subscribing to these ejournals as they are free to use by the public -just 20c per page for black and white print outs. Saving to a memory stick is not permitted due to licence agreements.

What ejournals do we have? The Business Information Centre provides access to a large number of ejournals via our subscription to 3 ejournal providers – Emerald, European Business ASAP – Infotrac and JSTOR.

Emerald Journals Online Emerald allows the user full texts from international business journals and reviews from worldwide top management journals - 13 different subject categories are provided by Emerald including Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business, Management & Strategy; HR, Learning & Organizational Studies; Information & Knowledge Management; Marketing; Operations, Logistics & Quality; Property Management & Built Environment; Public Policy & Environmental Management; Tourism & Hospitality; Education, Engineering; Health & Social Care; Library Studies. Well worth looking into. Read more »

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