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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.

Job Skills Training for the Early Careerist

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2020 Drucker Institute Company Ranking of Best-run companies 

What to Do if You Can't Find a Job
Wall Street Journal, 17 Feb 2021

After Covid, Should Companies Rehire Ex-Employees? The assumption is that they will be better performers than new hires. And it's only fair. But it isn't that simple.
Wall Street Journal, 19 Feb 2021

One of Ten in U.S. May Have to Switch Occupations Post Pandemic.
Bloomberg Wealth Management, Feb 18, 2021

According to a career coach, these are the top skills that can advance your career - and the 16 online courses you can take to get them.
Business Insider, 16 Feb 2021

Skilled Trade Jobs Are Booming in Pandemic Economy.
Dow Jones Institutional News, 18 Feb 2021

Top 6 Most In-demand Tech Skills For 2025.
Newstex Finance & Accounting Blogs Feb 16, 2021

3 ways to increase your chances of hearing back from job recruiters, according to a professional resume writer.
Business Insider, 17 Feb 2021

U.S. News: Job Posts At Levels Set Before Pandemic
Wall Street Journal, 10 Feb 2021

 5 résumé refresh tips to land a job in 2021
Fast Company, 08 Feb 2021

Logistics Hiring Goes Into Reverse
Wall Street Journal, 08 Feb 2021

Salaries for Software Engineers Continue to Rise in Major Tech Hubs: Joint analysis from Hired and Vettery finds increases in salaries for top software engineering roles, while remote roles spike in non-tech hubs
PR Newswire, 10 Feb 2021

Cloud-native Initiatives Quadruple as Enterprises Seek to Become More Agile, Customer Centric--Everest Group
PR Newswire, 10 Feb 2021

After offices reopen, video calls, emails will still dominate much communication.
The Washington Post, 07 Feb 2021

Need to Impress Your Boss? Start by Learning How to Manage Up
New York Times, 08 Feb 2021

How To Present Yourself Professionally
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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates
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Colleges must help prepare the class of 2021 to navigate the worst job market in decades.
Wall Street Journal, 06 Feb 2021

How To Transition A Voluntary Position Into A Full-time Job
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Know Your Rights As a Working Parent
New York Times, 07 Feb 2021

Managing Up: How to Deal With a Bad Boss During Quarantine
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How to Negotiate and Counter a Job Offer
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How to Build a Career Path in 3 Steps
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How to Go Freelance During the Pandemic --- What to know if you're considering becoming your own boss.
Wall Street Journal, 01 Feb 2021 

HR C-Suite: Bad Advice Still Being Given To New Job Seekers.
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WSJ tips for your job searching during coronavirus
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How to Change Careers: Find What to Pursue Next
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Tips to Writing a Thank You Email After an Interview (With Examples)
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Entering The Job Market After Owning Your Own Business Can Be Tough — Here’s How To Get Hired.
Forbes, Jan 29, 2021

The usual January surge in job hunters is more of a trickle this year.
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How to Give Two Weeks' Notice Without Burning Bridges.
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How to Know When to Quit Your Job; Many baby boomers—especially those at the top of their game—struggle with the decision to step down.
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How to Dress for a Job Interview.
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Eight Ways to Prep for Performance Reviews.
Wall Street Journal, 25 Jan 2021

Ten common mistakes in a virtual job interview.
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FlexJobs Highlights 20 Fortune 500 Remote-Friendly Companies: Cisco, Humana, and Citizens Bank among top Fortune 500 companies hiring remote workers.
PR Newswire; 25 Jan 2021

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.
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How to Work With Headhunters.
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Jobs in 2029: Health Care Booms, Employers Want More; Millions of new jobs will emerge in health care
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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.
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Where companies go to find coveted freelance professionals.
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LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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34 brilliant questions to ask at the end of every job interview.
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How to craft an elevator pitch for your job search.
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IT Teams Recommit to Diversity Efforts.
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How to Work From Home Effectively.
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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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Hoonuit - You have access to online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software. (Atomic Training)
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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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