Job Resources

American Job Center Career Coach Virtual Workshops

 *Microsoft Word I & II - May 6th and May 7th, 1pm-2:30 pm

Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows users to create professional documents such as resumes, letters, fax cover sheets, reports, legal documents, brochures, manuals and more. It is an efficient instrument for students, business owners and even working individuals to have on their computers. Microsoft Word has tools to format fonts, add clipart, add page numbers, and create tables and headers. More advanced features are also discussed.  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

How to Overcome Red Flags on Your Resume
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview

For recent graduates
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
The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now

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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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.
  • 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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