Thursday, September 15, 2011

Online training for Reference USA

One of the databases to which we subscribe is offering free online training that you can do from home, and we wanted to spread the word!

ReferenceUSA contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and employers and 89 million U.S. residents. It also allows you to customize your search so you can narrow down the information you need.

The following webinars are designed to help patrons learn to search Reference USA more effectively to meet their specific needs as beginners, job seekers or business researchers. All you need to participate from your home or office are internet and phone connections. The classes are all one hour and are being offered multiple weeks

Click the links after the descriptions to register, and please note all times given are in central time.

Topic: ReferenceUSA Search Essentials
Day/Date: Fridays (starts Oct 7 and runs through December 23)
Time: 11:00 AM Central (1 hour)

Description: Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, would want to know in order to be successful in using the resource. Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.

To register for any of the session dates, click here: ReferenceUSA Search Essentials

Topic: Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies using ReferenceUSA
Day/Date: Wednesdays (starts Oct 5 and runs through December 28)
Time: 2:30 PM Central (1 Hour)

Description: Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research.

To register for any of the session dates, click here: Uncover the Hidden Job Market

Topic: Start, Manage, Grow! How Businesses can use ReferenceUSA
Day/Date: Mondays (starts Oct 3 and runs through December 19)
Time: 2:30 PM Central (1 hour)

Description: Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include:
• research prospects and prospective clients
• locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally
• network with other businesses in your area or in your industry
• develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities
• understand community demographics
• survey locations for expansion
• conduct competitive analysis
• locate subject manager experts and professional services
• source new employees
• find investors, venture capitalists and angels
• plan delivery routes and service areas

To register for any of the session dates, click here: Start, Manage & Grow your Business

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