May 21, 2014 11:00a-2:00p—National Career Fairs @ Radisson Martinique, 49 W. 32nd St., NYC
May 21, 2014 2:30p-4:30p—LinkedIn for Job Seekers @ the New York Public Library, Columbus Location, 742 10th Ave (@51st St), NYC
May 22, 2014 11:00a-3:00p—Veteran Career Fair @ the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave, NYC (this event is for veterans. Please visit their website before you attend).
May 28, 2014 1:00p-3:00p—WorkSearch Orientation @ the New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave (@ 34th St), NYC. (this event is geared for 40+ job seekers. Visit the above website for more information).
Curious about the tech industry in New York City? The Association for a Better New York (ABNY), Citi, Google and NYTechMeetup (NYTM) joined with HR&A Advisors to analyze the what makes up New York City’s tech ecosystem and how this ecosystem interacts with the city.
According to the report, this tech ecosystem is comprised of tech workers in tech industries (think programmers at Google), non-tech workers in tech industries (think customer service reps at Google) and tech workers in non-tech industries (think web developers at Bank of America).
A few snapshots from the report:
The tech ecosystem is made up of over 290,000 jobs, or 7% of NYC’s working population.
$125 billion in spending is generated by NYC tech.
Employment has grown by 18% within the ecosystem, compared to 12% overall economy growth in New York and 4% nationally.
Almost 50% of jobs don’t require a Bachelor’s Degree and these jobs tend to pay 45% more than jobs with the same educational requirements in other industries.
This is a very interesting read; I highly suggest taking a look.
It’s almost April! Can you believe it? Here’s April’s update of job/career-related events happening around the city. Don’t forget to check out some of our older posts to get tips on compiling your resume, building your professional social media presence, and preparing for career fairs and interviews.
April 1, 2014 11:00a-2:00p—Spring Job Fair @ Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd U219/220, Brooklyn
April 2, 2014 3:00p-5:00p—Spring Job Fair @ Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd U219/220, Brooklyn
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s Initiative! A message from Antonia Bowring, Executive Director, Women’s Initiative New York:
“From 11am-2pm [on Saturday, March 8th], Dylan’s Candy Bar Manhattan flagship store (@ 3rd Ave and 60th St) will host a trunkshow featuring Women’s Initiative graduates and their businesses, and a percentage of sales will be donated to support Women’s Initiative programs in New York City. It will be a wonderful chance to learn more about Women’s Initiative, support our graduate’s businesses, as well as buy candy from Dylan’s Candy Bar in support of an outstanding cause!”
If you’re a long-time reader, you know we’re big fans of Women’s Initiative New York. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with an organization that has provided so much inspiration and independence for so many women.
Since March is just around the corner, here’s your monthly update of job/career-related events happening around the city. Don’t forget to check out some of our older posts to get tips on compiling your resume, building your professional social media presence, and preparing for career fairs and interviews.
March 4, 2014 AND March 6, 2014 Coney Island Job Seekers! Before attending either of these events, you must register online. For more information, visit NYCHA’s website.
March 13, 2014 11:00a-2:00p—New York City Career Fair @ Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St., NYC
March 25, 2014 9:30a-1:30p—Advance Healthcare Network Job fair @ Jacob Javits Center 655 W. 35th St., NYC
March 31, 2014 11:00a-3:00–Coast-to-Coast Career Fair @ Radisson Martinique 49 W. 32nd St., NYC
March 31, 2014 10:00a-1:00p–Diversity Job Fair of New York @ Affinia Manhattan Hotel 371 7th Ave., NYC
An interesting read for Entrepreneur Magazine: Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now. While this isn’t a jump perfectly suited for everyone, author Mike Pugh raises points about changes to the overall job market, new technologies that assist budding entrepreneurs and the lower costs associated with running virtual businesses. Don’t forget to browse through the comments for more inspiration.
A report by the Pew Research Center evaluates the effect of education on earnings for Millennials (aged 25-32) as compared with previous generations. Most significant, according to this study, is the increasing pay gap between those with a high school diploma, or less, and those with a Bachelor’s degree. Put simply: compared to previous generations, high school graduates are earning less and those with a Bachelor’s degree are earning more. In addition to reporting data on salaries, and unemployment and poverty levels, the survey also looked at attitudes towards work and education. Visit the Pew Research Center for more about this report.
February 13, 2014 7:30a-3:00p—Mosaic Career Fair @ 45 East 45th Street, NYC. Workshops, panels and career expo. Focus on minorities (but open to all) in advertising, marketing and communications fields.
Now that you have a new resume in hand, and you’ve read up about how to present yourself at both career fairs and interviews, it’s time to put your new skills to work! As a new series, we’ll be posting upcoming job fairs and other job-related events that are being held in the NYC region.
1/16/14 10:00-2:00—Diversity/Professional Job Fair @ Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St, NYC
1/20/14 11:00-2:00–New York City Career Fair @ Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St, NYC
1/22/14 12:30-2:00—Job Searching Skills Seminar @ Grand Central Library 135 E. 46th NYC St. Tom Powner at Career Thinker Inc.
Women’s Initiative provides low-income women with the training and resources they need to start their own businesses. While classes aren’t scheduled at Kingsborough, we still support the hard work of this great organization. My Business Action Plan dates are set for 2014:
January 7, 2014 6:00pm at Women’s Initiative NYC
January 16, 2014 6:00pm at Brooklyn Business Library
January 21, 2014 6:00pm at Women’s Initiative NYC
January 30, 2014 6:00pm at Brooklyn Business Library
February 4, 2014 6:00pm at Women’s Initiative NYC
February 13, 2014 6:00pm at Brooklyn Business Library
February 18, 2014 6:00pm at Women’s Initiative NYC
February 27, 2014 6:00pm at Brooklyn Business Library