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The New York Public Library Grow Up Program Lends Neckties And Briefcases To Jobseekers

This is a great encouragement.

Patrons of the New York Public Library is getting another treat that is over and beyond what usual libraries offer their guests. Targeting all job interviewees, the NYPL is now offering a wardrobe upgrade for job seekers, letting them borrow formal wear for free.

Known as the Grow Up program, the New York Public Library lets its visitors browse accessories and formal apparel that could help them look more presentable for job interviews. This is a first-of-its-kind service to be offered by a public library.

To enjoy free services, visitors simply need to go to the Riverside branch and talk to the librarian.

The borrower simply must have zero to $15 (at most) of fine in his or her name to be able to borrow accessories and outfits good for a one-time, three-week period.

Among the offered accessories and apparel are neckties, bowties, purses, briefcases, and handbags.

Aside from these, the New York Public Library also offers career-related advice, interview tips, and other resources for better chances of landing the perfect job.

While the public library project mainly targets job seekers, the service is also available for patrons’ use for other occasions.

Aside from job interviews, these accessories may also be used for auditions, formal events, graduations, meetings, weddings, and proms.

The New York Public Library is known for its innovative and engaging programs.

In 2017, it transformed a subway train into a “Subway Library,” seeking to improve the public’s reading and learning habits.

Early 2018, the public library began facilitating the free museum admission.

Now, the Grow Up program seeks to continue the library’s over and beyond service to better provide “inventive solutions to organizational challenges.”

Take advantage of this commendable project and land your dream job today!

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Her collection of behind-the-scene moments go beyond the glamor of their profession.

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#10 is genius!

We don't give as much credit to our brain as we should. It is, however, one of the most potent weapons we have.

It has been tested and proven multiple times that improvising is a fact of life. Case in point, sometimes it’s the everyday things that save lives or help us avoid tragedy during a crisis.

1. Chewing gum fire starter

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Inemuri, The Japanese Art Of Being Present While Sleeping At Work

It’s so common it became a norm.

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Sleeping at work is often deemed ridiculous and improper. It can jeopardize one’s job and garner scorn from the bosses. Yet this Asian country opposes the norm and takes a different stance. In Japan, taking a nap in the workplace is socially acceptable. They even have a term for it – “inemuri,” which means “present while sleeping”.

Japan is a bustling country where people live a fast-paced lifestyle. In recent studies, the Japanese only get an average sleep of 6 hours and 35 minutes every day. Because of sleep-deprivation, napping in public places and in the workplace has become a common sight.

Someone took further interest in this aspect of the Japanese culture.

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