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 

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

TikTok is ascendant in the job search ecosystem.
Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 28 Mar 2021

LinkedIn Adds 'Creator Mode' to Help More of Its Users Turn Influencers; The new setting will allow users to post hashtags high on their profile of the subjects they most frequently write about—likely encouraging others to follow them based on their interests. Wall Street Journal, 30 Mar 2021

30 million people worldwide acquire digital skills during COVID-19: Microsoft and LinkedIn launch next stage to help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy.
PR Newswire, 30 Mar 2021

Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Therapists? Three experts discuss the promise—and problems—of relying on algorithms for our mental health.
Wall Street Journal,  27 Mar 2021

How to Address Pandemic-Related Work Gaps on Resumes
HRNews, Mar 29, 2021

Make Your Resume Easier to Find and Easier to Read
HRNews, Mar 30, 2021

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance.
Wall Street Journal, 31 Mar 2021

 Site referenced in the articles:
Recruiting site for public sector jobs

How to Negotiate Salary for a New Job: The Do's and Don'ts.
Wall Street Journal, 12 Mar 2021

How to Prevent and Recover From Job Burnout.
Wall Street Journal, 16 Mar 2021

Worried That You Are Falling Short at Work? --- Layoffs, furloughs and other workplace upheaval caused by the pandemic spark impostor syndrome.
Wall Street Journal, 15 Mar 2021

Job Negotiation During the Pandemic: Readers Weigh In; People who have sat on both sides of the negotiating table share their thoughts on how to push for more pay right now.
Wall Street Journal, 14 Mar 2021

How to Write a Résumé and Choose the Best Format.
Wall Street Journal, 12 Mar 2021

How HR Leaders Are Preparing for the AI-Enabled Workforce.
MIT Sloan Blogs, 17 Mar 2021

How to Manage Up at Work.
Wall Street Journal, 18 Mar 2021

How to identify and apply for unposted job opportunities.
Fast Company, 15 Mar 2021

Don't miss doing these 4 critical things when you apply for any job.
Fast Company, 15 Mar 2021

Google will hire 10,000 workers and spend billions on office and data center expansions.
New York Times, Mar 18, 2021

Six Takeaways from The Wall Street Journal's Jobs Summit.
Wall Street Journal, 05 Mar 2021

What to Know About Unemployment Benefits in $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Bill; Two special pandemic-related programs are extended through Sept. 6 and recipients of regular state benefits get an extra $300.
Wall Street Journal, 09 Mar 2021

Hiring Has Restarted. Here's What You Need to Know to Land a New Job, Now; As employment picks up, millions will be racing to fill open roles. Moving to the front of the pack requires understanding how today's job market works.
Wall Street Journal, 07 Mar 2021

What's the risk of telling a little white lie on your resume?
Fast Company, 08 Mar 2021

The waiting game: What to do when a prospective employer keeps you hanging.
The Washington Post, Mar 11, 2021

Economy Looks Set for Strong Recovery --- February jobless rate declined to 6.2% as employers added 379,000 workers.
Wall Street Journal, 06 Mar 2021

Tips for Becoming an HR Consultant: Ready to be your own boss? These steps will take you there.
HRNews,  Mar 9, 2021

CodePath Launches Pre-Internship Program with Workday to Help Prepare Rising College Juniors for Careers in Technology: The Summer Internship for Tech Excellence Will Help Underrepresented Minorities and Students From Low-income Backgrounds Acquire In-demand Skills and Unlock Access to Technology Careers.
PR Newswire, 09 Mar 2021

Upskilling and reskilling to adapt to an evolving workforce.
BenefitsPRO, Mar 9, 2021

FlexJobs Names the Top 25 Companies Hiring for Remote Freelance Job Listings: A growing number of companies turn to freelancers amid the pandemic economy.
PR Newswire, 08 Mar 2021

What Should I Wear to a Zoom Interview?
New York Times,  Mar 5, 2021

Are Cover Letters Still Valuable to Hiring Managers in 2021?
iHire.Weblog post,  Mar 5, 2021

Looking for a job? Recruiters are increasingly opting for Facebook to hire staff
08 Mar 2021

How to Build Positive Relationships at Work.
Wall Street Journal, 11 Mar 2021

 Useful sites referenced in articles:
“Fear to Action” exercise

Common Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them.
Wall Street Journal, 04 Mar 2021

Employers Customize Business Degrees --- Professional-services firms help craft programs to ensure hires get needed skills.
Wall Street Journal, 05 Mar 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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Subscription Database - Access using your Norwalk Library card number.

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