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Sylvie G. -
"Hello, why don't we begin with you telling me a bit about yourself?" This is the million dollar interview question that seems to cause everyone to cringe. It is overwhelming and uncomfortable. Or is it? Perhaps it is merely our way of thinking. Let's first begin by changing our perspective. Whether we are... More 
Diane L. -
As we approach our 3rd anniversary on June 15, staff at Richland Library's Business and Job Center are celebrating our Success Stories and the privilege of developing and enhancing the growth of the center as a community resource for job seekers, small business owners and workforce partners. The... More 
Lori C. -

Work-Life Balance and the Job Search

Striking a balance between your work priorities and personal life is a challenge on any given day; but, when you add the stress of searching for a job into the mix, it seems downright... More 
Sylvie G. -

Volunteering Your Way to a Job

One of the areas that should be planned for in your "job searching work week" is time for volunteering. This suggestion often brings responses like, "I don't have the time to volunter because I... More 
Sylvie G. -
Don't miss keynote speaker Elisabeth Sanders-Park at the 2013 Libraries and Community Partnership Exchange on Thursday, April 18 at Richland Library Main! For nearly 15 years, Ms. Sanders-Park has trained more than 10,000 practitioners, helped to establish more than 150 programs... More 
Think like the Employer.  Get the Interview
Sylvie G. -
In today’s competitive job market, it is imperative to research prospective companies or organizations in order to understand what their needs are so that you may set yourself apart from the many other qualified applicants. To do this, reverse roles. Become the employer. Think like the employer. Then, as you... More 
Diane L. -
The 2013 Small Business Learning Series will end this coming Wednesday, April 3, when Business and Job Center Librarians Iris Abney and Diane Luccy present Help for Small Business Owners: What Your Library Can Do for You! During the session, you will learn about Richland Library’s online... More 
Diane L. -

Small Business Development: City of Columbia

Tina N. Herbert, Executive Director of the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities presented at Richland Library on March 27 as part of our 3rd Small Business Learning Series ... More 
Diane L. -

Business Plans 101

Considering small business ownership? If so, you need to have a solid business plan in place, the first step toward business success. The importance of a well-written business plan cannot be... More 


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