What we're about

Gainfully Unemployed is a group of people who lost their jobs but not their lives. This group consists of people who proactively enrich their lives with knowledge, experiences, action, and just plain fun. Learn more about us here: http://vimeo.com/39087073

Gainfully Unemployeds seek jobs, company, events and resources. In this group, we share ideas about resumes, interview tips, employment opportunities and free to low cost activities around the city. Since we all live productive lives there is no way we can spend the entire day sending out resumes. Best of all, if you are here, you are surrounded by people who are just like you; people who support you, applaud you, and just can't wait to meet you!

One of this big goals of this group is to expose its members to options of things you can do with all that free time. That is to say, we might have an event which will be enjoyable in its own right but it is also a door being opened for you to do that again on your own. Whether it be a volunteer opportunity, a free movie or just a cool place in general to check we welcome your ideas. We require you to be contributor to the group and the best way to contribute is with ideas or more importantly with your presence. This group will be what you make it.

So let's make it the best it can possibly be and contribute in the following ways: Forum comments: Some of you might have seen the new forums that have replaces the old message boards. We need all members to contribute Meet up Suggestions: If you have a cool place you want to check out or an idea for what to do please share it.

Upcoming events (5+)

One-on-One Interview Practice

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

The only way to a job is an interview. Join a group of professional interviewers and coaches to practice what you say in an interview. In this workshop you can hone your skills dealing with the initial screening interview all the way to how to talk to your boss's boss. If you simply want to listen to others' practice, you are welcome to do that as well. Light snacks will be served starting at 6:00. The program begins at 6:30. For those who would like to network informally, the room will be available at 5:30.

How to Get Free Training and a Great Career In IT

Science, Industry and Business Library

Have you always had an interested in IT careers but did not know how to afford the training? If so, this session is for you! https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/10/16/how-get-free-training-and-great-career-it

Job Search Planning and Tips for Mature Workers

Science, Industry and Business Library

Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Teresa San Roman and Marzena Ermler provide an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume and cover letters, prepare for effective interviews, and how to network when you are 50-plus. Get tips based on the presenters’ experience helping mature workers become job ready and find employment. Learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search. Maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering. https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/10/16/job-search-planning-and-tips-mature-workers

Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Interview Intervention

Science, Industry and Business Library

Success during an interview depends on how well you prepared beforehand. John Crant discusses how to research a job opportunity before you interview and become fully prepared for interview success. And, with the right follow-up, you remain memorable – not leaving your success to chance. The session is based on the secrets that executive recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/10/16/self-recruiterr-lecture-series-interview-intervention

Past events (1,243)

There’s No Such Thing as the Perfect Resume

Science, Industry and Business Library

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