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Job Skills Training Session 3

Session 4 Professionalism in the Workplace  

Wednesday, January 27 at 7 pm 

Create a professional online presence and learn appropriate email and phone etiquette.

Register Today!

_career coachPart 2 - Social Networking for Employment - February 18, 1 - 2:30 p.m. -    

Focuses on the increasing necessity to have an online presence to be considered as a credible employment candidate in the current hiring environment. Learn which Social networking sites are most popular, and how best to use the resources and tools available on these sites.    Register     You will receive an invitation with a link to join.

Part 3 - Microsoft Excel I & II - March 17 & 18, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Learn this popular software program that allows users to organize, format, and calculate data with formulas, using a spreadsheet system. As part of the Microsoft Office suite, Excel is compatible with the other applications in the suite. It also features the ability to perform basic (and some complex) calculations, use graphing tools, create pivot tables, and create macro’s, using a simple programming language.     Register      You will receive an invitation with a link to join.

Each workshop will be an interactive 90-minute session, with ample time for questions and answers. For additional information please contact or call Cynde Lahey at 203-899-2780 ext 15133. You will receive an invitation with a link to join.

Career Coach is part of Career Resources, one of the nation’s leading non-profit workforce development organizations providing training and assistance to the job seekers.

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Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2021
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3 Questions You Should Stop Asking Yourself When Job Searching
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How To Tap Into The Hidden Job Market

These Are the Jobs Being Destroyed by COVID-19
Glassdoor Workplace Trends 2021
The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now
10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers

Who is hiring now. November report.

COVID-19 Resources for Job Seekers
2020 Drucker Institute Company Ranking of Best-run companies 

How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out.
Wall Street Journal, 21 Jan 2021

Where to Search for Jobs: Finding Your Next Opportunity.
Wall Street Journal, 19 Jan 2021

Countries Experiment With Special Remote-Work Visas for 'Digital Nomads'; Want to take your job to a distant land? Post-pandemic immigration and tax policies could make it easier in the coming years.
Wall Street Journal, 14 Jan 2021

Using tech to make matches: Noirefy maintains a database of diverse candidates looking for corporate jobs.
Crain's Chicago Business;  Vol. 44, Iss. 3, Jan 18, 2021

10 Tips for Hiring—and Retaining—Gen Z Employees.
HRNews; Jan 13, 2021

The Org Launches New Jobs Platform to Revolutionize Recruiting Using Public Organizational Charts: This new platform will make transparency a key part of the job search and hiring process; Allowing job seekers to see where open positions sit among the world's most transparent companies.
PR Newswire; 19 Jan 2021.

FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the role you've always wanted.
Business Insider, 17 Jan 2021

7 Motivational Keys for Job Seekers. Career Alley blog.
Newstex Blog, Jan 10, 2021.

How to Change Careers: Find What to Pursue Next.
Wall Street Journal; 20 Jan 2021

iHire Releases 3rd Annual U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report.
PR Newswire; 19 Jan 2021

GigSmart Debuts More Hiring Options Due to Shifts in Gig Economy: Get Workers users can now source hourly, part-time, and full-time workers from one intuitive staffing platform.
PR Newswire;  12 Jan 2021

CareerAlley: Changing Careers And Looking After Your Finances At The Same Time.
CareerAlley, Jan 17, 2021

5 ways 2020 changed job searching.
Chicago Tribune; 11 Jan 2021

How to Work With Headhunters.
Wall Street Journal, 08 Jan 2021

Jobs in 2029: Health Care Booms, Employers Want More; Millions of new jobs will emerge in health care
and tech as society ages and digital transformation changes the nature of work.

Wall Street Journal, 08 Jan 2021

Work & Life: The Lies We Tell During Job Interviews.
Wall Street Journal, 11 Jan 2021

How to Build Self-Discipline and Find Motivation.
Wall Street Journal, 13 Jan 2021.

Jobs Recovery Goes Into Reverse as Pandemic Takes a New Toll.
New York Times,  Jan 8, 2021

Where companies go to find coveted freelance professionals.
Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan 2021: A.12.

LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021.
Business Insider, 12 Jan 2021

Top 15 IT certifications in demand for 2021.
CIO, Jan 8, 2021

The 15 most in-demand jobs in 2021 and the salary ranges you should expect for each one, according to LinkedIn.
Business Insider, 12 Jan 2021

How to Set Career Goals and Plan Out Your Professional Future.
Wall Street Journal, 13 Jan 2021

The Jobs of Tomorrow.
IMF Direct, Jan 7, 2021

The Tech to Watch in 2021? It's Hard to Put a Finger on It.
New York Times, 07 Jan 2021

What to Do After You Get Fired.
Wall Street Journal; 05 Jan 2021.

Six ways your office job will be different in 2021.
The Washington Post; 03 Jan 2021

Meet InReturn Strategies, a start-up intent on unlocking the value of America’s disabled workforce.
The Washington Post; Jan 5, 2021

Bevy Smith's Takeaways On Career Reinvention.
Wall Street Journal, 04 Jan 2021

This Year, Try Downsizing Your Resolutions.
 New York Times, 01 Jan 2021

Should You Join a Startup During the Pandemic? The romance of working at a small, up-and-coming company has been offset for some young workers by the added risk
Wall Street Journal;  04 Jan 2021

Vaccine Makers Struggle to Fill Jobs.
Wall Street Journal, 05 Jan 2021

FlexJobs Names 10 Fast-Growing Careers for Remote Jobs in 2021: Certain career categories hold strong potential for remote job seekers in the coming year.
PR Newswire; 04 Jan 2021

Finding Jobs in Your Region with Career Potential.
HRNews; Jan 5, 2021

CareerAlley: Surefire Job Search Strategies.
CareerAlley Weblog post, Dec 24, 2020

34 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview.
Business Insider, 23 Dec 2020
How To Handle Salary Questions In An Interview

How to craft an elevator pitch for your job search.
Fast Company Chicago Tribune; 21 Dec 2020 

Helping Workers Displaced by the Covid-19 Economy; Job retraining programs have been largely ineffective in the past, but new private and public initiatives are using innovative strategies to assist the unemployed.
Wall Street Journal 18 Dec 2020.

IT Teams Recommit to Diversity Efforts.
Wall Street Journal,  24 Dec 2020

How to Work From Home Effectively.
Wall Street Journal 21 Dec 2020

Income scams come with 'offer,' then ask for a personal check
Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec 2020

Hiring Frenzy for Pharmacists as Covid-19 Vaccines Roll Out; CVS, Walgreens dangle signing bonuses, ramp up staffing to find thousands to administer shots, including retirees and the recently laid-off.
Wall Street Journal, 22 Dec 2020

Purdue University Global,  30 July 2020

13 Companies That Hire for Remote Seasonal and Holiday Jobs

Recent college graduate spotlight:

As Connecticut begins to reopen businesses and the economy, there are several resources available to support job-seekers and businesses get back to work quickly and safely. Governor Lamont and the state have forged several partnerships to provide residents with job-training for in-demand skills, and custom job portals with open positions across the state.

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Subscription Database - Access using your Norwalk Library card number.

AtoZ Databases
Hoonuit - You have access to online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software. (Atomic Training)
02-JobNow Unemployment Benefits
JobNow has expert resume assistance, live interview coaching and tips and resources to help start your job search.
AtoZ databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more

AtoZ databases Intro Videos - Whether you are new to the application or need some assistance in navigating AtoZdatabases, these videos will provide the guidance you are looking for. Includes videos on how to search for a job, how to interview,& how not to interview.
  • Step-Up - (Subsidized Training and Employment Program)
  • Zippia -  A site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.

Local Career Centers

American Job Center - Southwest - Job search offered at no cost - open to everyone. Located in Bridgeport, Derby & Stamford.

American Job Center - How Can We Help You? - An explanation of our services and who to contact for each service.

American Job Center Career Coach - "...a One-Stop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you!"

Goodwill Career Centers: 15 Cross Street. Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-840-0361
They provide FREE job prep classes-Resume Writing, Job Searching, Interview Skills, Cover Letter writing, etc. Every day including Saturday, Except Wednesdays. There is a calendar of classes at the Main Reference Desk. They also have one-on-one job counseling (not just for Goodwill jobs). Scroll down to the Norwalk Goodwill entry for a link to their current calendar of classes.

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