Monday, October 29, 2012

Upcoming Resume and Interviewing Workshops

Need to update your resume?
Have an upcoming job interview?

Genesee District Library's own Heather Gill, a certified professional in human resources (PHR), will host an informational session on  Wednesday, November 7th at 2PM, here in the Grand Blanc branch. Entitled "How to Write a Winning Resume," Heather will discuss the "do's" and "dont's" when organizing your experience and qualifications. This is a free event, but you must register in advance. Register by clicking here.

After your resume is well-organized and ready for a potential employer, your mind will likely go to the critical first interview. What questions can you expect? How should you dress? On Wednesday, November 14th, the Grand Blanc branch will be hosting "Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills" at 2PM. This even is also free, but registration is also required. To register, click here.

If you're working during these two events and would still like some information about resume writing and interview tips, please stop by the Business Center, or contact me directly (click "Contact Us" at top of page), and I will gladly assist you in any way possible.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Interested in Studying Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneur magazine (which we receive here at the library), has ranked graduate and undergraduate entrepreneur programs in the United States. It appears that these rankings are specific to entrepreneurship programs, and not the various other business programs at the universities. The University of Michigan's graduate program has been ranked #2, while it does not appear on the undergraduate list. The Top 5 in each category are below; for a complete list click the link above. 

Undergraduate Programs
1. Babson College (MA)
2. Baylor University (TX)
3. University of Houston
4. University of Southern California
5. Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate Programs
1. Babson College
2. University of Michigan
3. Brigham Young University (UT)
4. Rice University (TX)
5. University of Texas at Austin

If you're looking to study business or other disciplines, stop by the Business Center or check out our online catalog ("Find Books" at top of page ). Genesee District Library has many resources to aid you as you choose an academic program that fits your personal and professional goals.

HGTV's Ali Azhar

 A Quick Note about Upcoming Events

On Saturday, November 3rd, we are pleased to host HGTV's Ali Azhar at the Grand Blanc and Davison Branches. Mr. Azhar host's "Design on a Dime." He will be discussing how to protect your biggest investment - your home, including how to identify possible repair scams, how to work with a contractor, and how reverse mortgages work.

Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Davison - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Davison Registration Form
Grand Blanc - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Blanc Registration Form

While these events are FREE, registration is required, so please click on the appropriate registration form link above, or go to for more information.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Upcoming Events

On Friday, October 5th, we enjoyed an informative discussion of financial issues with money expert Liz Weston. The Q & A portion of the evening was especially useful to those in attendance as they took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions specific to their situation. Liz was kind enough to speak about Genesee District Library in the above video.

If you missed this event there are still many more taking place in your community libraries.

Want to learn how to create and manage a Facebook  or Pinterest account?
Events are located in Davison, Clio, or Grand Blanc
     Davison: Facebook - November 13, 6PM 
                     Pinterest - November 29, 6:30PM
     Clio: November 19, 6PM (Facebook only)
     Grand Blanc: Facebook - November 20, 6PM 
                            Pinterest - December 6, 6:30PM

Investment Fraud seminars are taking place in October and November:
     Burton Memorial: October 17, 2:30PM
     Flint Township: November 1, 2:30PM

Additional seminars include avoiding home repair and equity scams, protecting your home with HGTV's Ali Azhar, the dangers of PayDay loans, and challenging errors on your credit report.

For more information or to make a reservation click over to GDL's Homepage or call 810.230.3327. Events are FREE, but registration is required.