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Career Coach In-Person Sessions at NPL

Social Networking for Employment
      Monday, February 7,  10:00 lam - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm

The Social Networking for Employment class 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. Registration required.

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JobNow has expert resume assistance, live interview coaching and tips and resources to help start your job search.

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AtoZ Databases
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.
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Job Skills Training for the Early Careerist

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​Job Search Articles 

Job market in 2022
The fastest-growing jobs in the world
Is there an end in sight for The Great Resignation?
QSR Web (USA)  January 20, 2022
As Employers Scramble to Fill Jobs, Workers Relish a Feeling of Power; With plenty of companies hiring, workers are quitting their jobs in droves and starting their own ventures. 'I refuse to accept a position that's just a position.'
Te-Ping, Chen. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York,  18 Jan 2022
Bankers' Bonuses Are Fat, but Bosses Warn It Won't Last
Hoffman, Liz; Benoit, David. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York,  21 Jan 2022
Employers, Investors Take Notice of AI Tools to Speed Job Recruitment; Companies are looking
for an edge in hiring through artificial intelligence and automation technology

Loten, Angus. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York, N.Y.  07 Jan 2022
Computer tech may soon bolster restaurant jobs
Abril, Danielle. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C.  09 Jan 2022
Indeed US Job Postings Tracker: Data Through January 7
by AnnElizabeth Konkel  13 January 2022 
FlexJobs Announces the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022:
FlexJobs' ninth annual list details the top 100 companies hiring remote workers

PR Newswire; New York, 11 Jan 2022
The 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2022
Job Market Remains Tight Despite Omicron Concerns; Latest data shows few layoffs as employers
struggle to find enough workers; trade deficit widened

Rubin, Gabriel T. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York, N.Y. 06 Jan 2022
Workers Quit Jobs At a Record Level
Mena, Bryan. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. 05 Jan 2022
24/7 Wall St.: This Is the Industry People Are Quitting Fastest
McIntyre, Douglas A. Weblog post. Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. Jan 5, 2022
24/7 Wall St.: This Is the Fastest-Shrinking Clean Energy Job
McIntyre, Douglas A. Weblog post. Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. Jan 3, 2022
24/7 Wall St.: This Is America’s Fastest Dying Industry
McIntyre, Douglas A.Weblog post. Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. Jan 5, 2022
America's 25 Dying Industries

Job seekers advice
Michelle Smith: Do you know what you bring to the table?
Yakima Herald-Republic (WA)  02 January 2022
The job search tools you - need to land your next role
Fresno Bee, The (CA)  09 January 2022
CoderPad’s Tech Hiring Survey Finds 60% of Recruiters Are Ready to Ditch the CV;
40% Looking Internationally to Find the Best Candidates in Tough Job Market

Business Wire; New York,  10 Jan 2022.
Find new jobs with the skills you already have
Best Paying Jobs
Why '22 Can Be the Year You Get Your Dream Job
Dill, Kathryn. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. 04 Jan 2022
Mishandling Return to Work in Worker’s Comp Context Risks FMLA Liability
Behm, Lili C.Weblog post. Northern Exposure [BLOG], Brentwood: Newstex. Jan 4, 2022
Connect And Relate To Your Personal Brand
What Killer Marketing Can (And Cannot) Do For Your Job Search
Should You Be Honest in the Exit Interview? --- As more employees head out the door, their talks with HR are heating up.
4 Pointers To Help You Get Hired In The Post-Pandemic Era
How to Write a Stellar Elevator Pitch
How to Write a Professional Bio
Checkr Launches Expungement Solution and Sets Goal to Clear 1,000 Job Seekers’ Records for Free
How to spot a toxic culture by reading between the lines of a job ad.
Three Steps To Level And Power Up Your Network To Elevate Your Career
Seven Things To Never Ask About During A Job Interview
Worried About A Gap In Your Resume As A Result Of The Pandemic? Here’s How To Handle It
Indeed Career Guide
To Find Your Next Job More Quickly, Tell Your Community You’re Open to Work
The 8 Best Online Tools For Your Job Hunt In 2021
themuse - 7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)
Forbes - Lots Of Career Interests? How To Show You’re Flexible But Not Unfocused-
Vault - 4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Skills and jobs in demand
The 'Great Resignation' hits factories the hardest
Long, Heather. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C.  10 Jan 2022
What Are Employers Looking for in 2022? Communications, Customer Service and Problem-Solving Skills: PeopleReady job postings analysis identifies the top soft skills hiring managers want and highlights the most in-demand jobs in the U.S.
PR Newswire; New York 12 Jan 2022.
U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2022 Best Jobs: Information security analyst takes No. 1;
health care jobs remain prominent.

PR Newswire; New York  11 Jan 2022
Job growth in December at 199,000, lower than forecast
Rosenberg, Eli. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C. 08 Jan 2022
Microsoft Talent Poached In Race to Build Metaverse
Tilley, Aaron. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y.  11 Jan 2022
Supermarkets Cut Services, Hours As Omicron Reduces Staffing
Council, Stephen; Kang, Jaewon. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. 14 Jan 2022
(Stew Leonard Jr. is quoted in the article)
WorkingNation Launches Green Jobs Now - a Data-Driven Examination of the Green Economy
PR Newswire; New York, 12 Jan 2022
Made in America, Again: [Business/Financial Desk]
Schwartz, Nelson D. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); New York,   07 Jan 2022
Canada NewsWire; Ottawa  12 Jan 2022
Upwork Unveils Top 10 Most In-Demand Skills for Technology, Marketing, and Customer Service Independent Talent in 2022
Business Wire; New York, 11 Jan 2022
Long disparaged, education for skilled trades is making a comeback
Marcus, Jon. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C. 03 Jan 2022
Chip Makers Contend for Scarce Workers
Yang, Stephanie. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y.  03 Jan 2022
Supply Chain Woes Prompt a New Push to Revive U.S. Factories
Schwartz, Nelson D. New York Times (Online), New York:  05Jan 2022
LinkedIn Workforce Report | United States | December 2021
Crypto Jobs Span U.S. as Hubs Spring Up From Miami to Denver

SkillUp Career Group Coaching
Coursera Industry Skills Report highlights critical skills gaps as digital transformation investments
accelerate across all major industries

Where The Big Freelance Opportunities Are Now: Tech Insights From Coursera
The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs And Careers For The Next 10 Years
WorkInSports Publishes Inaugural State of Sports Hiring Report: Survey of 340 U.S. job seekers in the sports industry hints at 
CIOs redouble efforts to retain skilled workers.
SkillsBuild, a free digital platform that helps job seekers prepare for new careers in technology by developing technology and professional skills
For College Graduates
24/7 Wall St.: This Is the Best City for College Graduates
McIntyre, Douglas A. Weblog post. Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs, Chatham: Newstex. Jan 11, 2022 
How to Find Your First Career Mentor.
HRMagazine,  Fall 2021
College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment
2021 Best Employers for New Grads
2021 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired
The 10 Best Remote Career Fields For New College Grads
Career website for college students
A job-search game plan for the class of 2021

For the veterans transitioning to civilian careers
Life after military service: veterans find a place to thrive at Spectrum
Army Times: Web Edition Articles (USA)  03 January 2022
10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs
 Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) December 23, 2021 Author/Byline: Military Onesource | Page: 2B | Section: Quarterdeck
Why federal employment after the military is a great option
December 16, 2021 | Army Times: Web Edition Articles (USA) 
SkillStorm Announces Immersive Certification Program to Receive Reimbursement Under
the VET TEC Pilot Program as a Preferred Provider

Business Wire; New York,  09 Dec 2021
American Veterans Group to support job placement and assistive services for Connecticut veterans:
Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey

For older workers

5 Remote Job Search Tips for Older Workers

For people with disabilities
Pairing firms with untapped talent
Hedgpeth, Dana. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C.  03 Jan 2022
CSCU pilots career program for people with disabilities
The New Canaan Advertiser, (CT) December 23, 2021
Eliminating Barriers.
HRMagazine,  Fall 2021

Career change
4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs. Should You?
Buchwald, Elisabeth. Barron's (Online); New York, Jan 7, 2022
How to resign from a job you just started
Todd, Sarah. Weblog post. Quartz [BLOG]Quartz Media, Inc. Jan 10, 2022
Labor churn is highest on record
Rosenberg, Eli. The Washington Post; Washington, D.C. 05 Jan 2022
Changing careers in 2022 — is it worth it and should I take a pay cut? -
New year, new job? Everything you need to know if you're looking for a career change

The Daily Telegraph, /The Sunday Telegraph, 06 January 2022
How To Handle Your Exit Interview


The labor shortage means employers are less concerned than they were about gaps in resumes, a career strategist says
Jones, Stephen. Business Insider, US edition; New York, 10 Jan 2022
Launch your 2022 job search the right way
Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles (MI) December 31, 2021
Education credential 'maze' confuses job seekers, hirers
Marcus, Jon. The Washington Post;  27 Dec 2021
Resume critique: Why defining your target and prioritizing your message is so important
The Grand Rapids Press,  Web Edition Articles December 17, 2021
How to Use Keywords and Phrases in Your Resume and Cover Letter (With Tips and Examples)
How To Write a Military-to-Civilian Resume: Highlighting Your Military Experience
How To Include Excel Skills on Your Resume *** Excel Spotlight
5 Keys To Transforming Your Resume
How To Revamp Your CV In 30 Minutes
How to make a video resume
Are ATSs ignoring your resume?
6 Tips for Building a Stellar Tech Resume
Five Damaging CV Issues And How To Fix Them
How to land a job by tailoring your résumé and cover letter to appeal to bots
Recruiter And ATS Expert Shares Resume Dos, Don’ts And ATS Myths
How to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS
Résumé Builder for active duty military and veterans transitioning to civilian careers
How to write a cover letter
Résumé Builder - Cover letter examples
Résumé Builder -  Résumé examples

LinkedIn for Job Seekers
New LinkedIn Features Every Freelancer Needs To Know About
How To Write An Impressive LinkedIn Work Experience Section
7 Free LinkedIn Features to Use in Your Job Search
Managing LinkedIn With Multiple Remote Jobs
How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
A Better Way to Address Career Gaps
Had to take career gaps? LinkedIn’s latest feature helps you explain
These InMails Get the Best Response Rates, LinkedIn Data Reveals
99 LinkedIn Profile Tips
Should You Use LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
Find Jobs on LinkedIn – Best Practices
LinkedIn Profile Tips for Standing Out and Making Connections

Elon Musk's brilliant hiring strategy: how Tesla and SpaceX discover top talent
Translated by Content Engine LLC.CE Noticias Financieras, English ed.; Miami, 11 Jan 2022
What Do You Think You Should Be Paid?
Peck, Emily. New York Times (Online),  Dec 30, 2021
Here's How Bill Gates Would Answer 3 of the Most Common Job Interview Questions
5 Common Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them
6 interview red flags that are concerning enough to reconsider an offer
Don’t Forget to Do This Before a Job Interview
12 Excel Interview Questions and Answers To Help You Prepare *** Excel Spotlight
8 Tough Interview Questions and Answers to Ace Them
Jobseekers: These 4 interview responses are BS that hiring managers see right through
The rise of never-ending job interviews
Answers To New Employer Job Interview Questions
Landmines To Watch Out For When Interviewing For A New Job
Interview Questions & Answers
How To Fail A Job Interview
Got a Job Offer? Here’s How to Negotiate Your Salary. Practice with the WSJ’s interactive chatbot on getting the best salary after you’ve been offered a new position
The Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Phone Interview
themuse - job interview tips
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview
How To Handle Salary Questions In An Interview
10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers

Salary Negotiation 
Interview Question: "What Are Your Salary Expectations?"
These Workers Wanted to Quit, but Promotions Persuaded Them to Stay; As U.S. resignations set records,
more companies are doling out new titles and raises to keep talent from walking out the door

Smith, Ray A. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York, N.Y.  07 Jan 2022
Make a Game Plan For Landing a Raise
Dill, Kathryn. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y.  05 Jan 2022
Zillow Is Abandoning The Antiquated Location-Based Pay System
Salary Negotiation Tactics For Your Next Job Offer
How to Write a Salary Negotiation Email
Jobseekers: This is exactly what you need to know to get paid fairly
The counteroffer: here’s how to get that bump
Major Red Flags To Look For Before Accepting The Job

The Annoyances of Working From Home: It's the little daily frustration that can make a big difference.
The great pandemic work-from-home experiment was a remarkable success: Stanford economist
FlexJobs Names the Top 30 Companies Hiring for Remote Freelance Jobs in 2021:

Vaccines in the workplace
Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Rule --- Justices halt federal mandate for big private employers, but allow health-worker edict
Kendall, Brent; Bravin, Jess. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y. 14 Jan 2022
Truckers Fret Over Pending Covid-19 Vaccine Rules at U.S.-Canada Border; On Saturday, Canada will require American and other foreign truckers to be fully vaccinated to enter, with similar U.S. rules coming Jan. 22. Truckers expect new snarls and further difficulties finding drivers
Vieira, Paul; Smith, Jennifer. Wall Street Journal (Online); New York, N.Y.  14 Jan 2022

Sabbaticals Are A Power Move In Burnout Era
Bindley, Katherine. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition; New York, N.Y.  05 Jan 2022
US Cities With the Longest Workweeks
Preventing Burnout as a Working Mom.

Web sites referenced in the articles:
Searchable library of information on education credentials

The Hope Program for low-income New Yorkers combining training, adult basic education, industry certifications, work wellness services, internships and job placement with long-term support.
New job search engine

Military Times Best For Vets: Employers survey
2021 RELX Emerging Tech Executive Report – Executive Summary with data by industry

Web site offering resources to find trade career
2021 State of Tech Salaries report

Non-profit organization helping formerly incarcerated to gain work skills and re-entry employment
Organization  promoting career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry

Robert Half 2022 Salary Guide
Background Screening: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad
SHRM - Compensation
Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent report
CompTIA Tech Jobs Report Job board for workers with disabilities platform for nurse hiring  program providing upskilling and cross-skilling digital courses  3Qt 2021 hiring outlook survey

Break Through Tech program

Glassdoor Companies Hiring 
The 27 Highest-Paying Trade Jobs — No Bachelor’s Degree Required
SideHusl - provides help navigating gig economy, job listings, ideas, tips on freelancing
ConnectRN - site connecting nurses with facilities in need of part-time nursing help

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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  • 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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