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American Job Center Career Coach Virtual Workshops


PowerPoint I & II - June 22 & 24, 1pm-2:30 pm

Learn how to use Power Point in a two-part (introduction and advanced) workshop. Attendance of both sessions is not required but recommended. Register or email

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.

Job Skills Training for the Early Careerist

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​Job Search Articles 

Cover letter
5 short online courses that can help you write a standout cover letter and get hired faster.
Business Insider, 20 Apr 2021

18 Résumé Writing Tips to Help You Stand Out (updated).
Wall Street Journal, 11 May 2021
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview

Job Interview
How To Fail A Job Interview

For recent graduates
The 10 Best Remote Career Fields For New College Grads
Career website for college students
New Grads Try Old-School Tactics as They Hunt Jobs --- Career advisers suggest that young people spend less time trawling job sites and more time forging connections with others in their chosen field.
Wall Street Journal, 01 May 2021
The Class of 2021: Jobs Are Back for Grads. So Is the Competition. --- The class of 2021 will have to duel with predecessors from 2020 who are still searching for their big break as the U.S. economy pulls out of a pandemic hiring slump.
Wall Street Journal, 01 May 2021
Placement firm, Governors State, say class of 2021 has reason for optimism and concern in job market.
Chicago Tribune, 03 May 2021
How to Prep for Your First Job Search: A Two-Day Boot Camp; Practical advice from recruiters and hiring managers on what new grads can do right now to improve their job hunt.
Wall Street Journal 30 Apr 2021
A job-search game plan for the class of 2021
6 ways recent college graduates can enhance their online job search.
The Conversation, 16 Apr 2021
Class of 2021 Starting Salaries Rebound: As hiring picks up, new graduates can expect larger offers.
HRNews, Alexandria Apr 16, 2021
Employers look for good leadership, communication skills regardless of major.
Chicago Tribune, Apr 22, 2021

For older workers
Job hunting over 50? 7 tips to help you get the position you want
Grand Forks Herald (ND), April 18, 2021

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
Career experts share their 24 best LinkedIn Premium networking tips, from finding contacts to writing a captivating first message. Business Insider, 20 Apr 2021

Skills and jobs in demand
Investing in communication skills pays off.
Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2021
How to Crash-Proof Your Personal Brand in a Tight Job Market.
Marketing Opinions [BLOG],  12 May 2021.
The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

Job market in 2021
Best Workplaces 2021: 429 Companies That Make Work Worth It
5 Booming industries that are hiring right now

U.S. Job Openings Reach Record as Hiring Slows; Available positions are increasing in warehouses, factories and restaurants, pointing to a shortage in available labor.
Wall Street Journal, 11 May 2021
Workers With Low Wages Are Now in High Demand.
Wall Street Journal, 14 May 2021
Hustle culture is overrated.
Business Insider, 08 May 2021
US warehouses, couriers struggling to hire workers.
Journal of Commerce, 12 May 2021
NAVIGATING THE GIG ECONOMY; Flex your muscles and bulk up your bank account too.
Los Angeles Times,  09 May 2021
When a Job Reference Still Makes Sense.
Wall Street Journal, 26 Apr 2021
Worker Shortage Strains Return to Business --- Fear of Covid, lack of child care and jobless benefits hold back potential employees.
Wall Street Journal, 07 May 2021
Demand for Tech Workers Surges.
Wall Street Journal, 03 May 2021
WSJ CEO Council: Some CEOs Suggest Hiring More People Without Degrees.
Wall Street Journal, 06 May 2021
U.S. Unemployment Claims Reach New Covid-19 Pandemic Low; New filings fell below 500,000 last week for first time since pandemic took hold as layoffs ease and hiring accelerates.
Wall Street Journal,  06 May 2021
Debatable: Get back to work!
New York Times,  06 May 2021
5 Freelance Jobs That Are In Demand Now
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs For 2021

Career change
Looking to expand skills for a new career? Before you quit your job and make a switch, experts offer some ideas that won't break the bank.
Los Angeles Times, 03 May 2021

Remote work
The Return to the Office Weighs on Workers.
Wall Street Journal, 10 May 2021
Remote work: 10 tips to display a suitable image in a virtual meeting,
02 May 2021

Navigating a career switch amid COVID-19.
Chicago Tribune, 19 Apr 2021
21 high-paying careers for people who want to save the planet - and also have job security.
Business Insider, 22 Apr 2021
Construction Industry's Worker Shortage Hurts Housing Affordability and Supply.
PR Newswire, 20 Apr 2021
Where the Green Jobs Grow.
U.S. Department of Labor Blog,  21 Apr 2021
AI Experts Even More in Demand as Economy Opens Up; Home Depot, PPG, Deere are among the U.S. companies planning to expand AI hiring this year.
Wall Street Journal, 21 Apr 2021
These are the six industries that did the most hiring in Connecticut last month.
Hartford Courant,  Apr 21, 2021
Employers look for good leadership, communication skills regardless of major.
Chicago Tribune,  Apr 22, 2021
ISACA Offers New Certification for Upskilling and Cross-skilling in Emerging Technologies.
Business Wire, 21 Apr 2021
How to Navigate the Workplace.
Wall Street Journal, 19 Apr 2021

How To Write an ATS-Friendly Resume
9 College Resume Tips + Examples
15 Things To Avoid Putting On Your Resume
Writing a General Purpose Cover Letter: Tips, Template and Examples
How to Write a Cover Letter: The All-Time Best Tips
35+ Successful Cover Letter Tips & Advice

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
Résumé-Writing Tips to Help You Get Past the A.I. Gatekeepers

The New High-Demand Skills
From Linkedin latest survey: The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now
U.S. Skilled Trades Labor Shortage Heightens as In-Demand Jobs Remain Unfilled the Longest
IT job hunt: 10 timely tips

The Best States for Remote Job Seekers
5 Remote Job Search Tips for Older Workers
The Best Cover Letter Examples for Every Type of Job Seeker
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

99 LinkedIn Profile Tips
Should You Use LinkedIn’s #OpenToWork
To Find Your Next Job More Quickly, Tell Your Community You’re Open to Work
28 Best Places To Work Tech Companies Hiring Now!
The 27 Highest-Paying Trade Jobs — No Bachelor’s Degree Required
SkillUp Career Group Coaching

The Top 5 Things 2020 Taught Us About Remote Work
Zoom Burnout Is Real. Here Are 4 Practical Ways to Cope
The 8 Best Online Tools For Your Job Hunt In 2021
The Worst Job Interview Answers
How To Write a Federal Resume

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
Find Jobs on LinkedIn – Best Practices
themuse - job interview tips
themuse - 7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)
themuse - 15 Kinds of Jobs That Are In Demand—and Growing—Heading Into 2021
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

Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2021

Resume Tips for Career Changers

15 great resources to help you find a more fulfilling career or make your current job a little better
3 Questions You Should Stop Asking Yourself When Job Searching
Major Red Flags To Look For Before Accepting The Job
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

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

How to Get a Job
Wall Street Journal, 12 Apr 2021

How to Write a Thank-You Email After a Job Interview
Acosta, Deborah. Wall Street Journal (Online); 09 Apr 2021 

How to get a job as an extra in a movie or TV show
Los Angeles Times, Apr 10, 2021

Facebook Shows Men and Women Different Job Ads, Study Finds.
Dow Jones Institutional News, 09 Apr 2021
10 Profitable Business Ideas for 2021 – Globally Available.
Newstex Global Business Blogs. Apr 13, 2021

Working from Home and Mental Health.
CareerAlley Weblog post,  Apr 16, 2021

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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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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