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Career Coach In-Person Sessions Return to NPL

Excel I & II Workshops Monday, November 1/ Register

Part 1:  Beginner workshop 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Part 2:  Intermediate workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use Excel spreadsheet software in two-part (introduction and advanced) workshop. Attendance of both sessions is not required but recommended. Seating is limited, so registration for this workshop is required. 
There will be a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

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Job search assistance with resume critique 

Drop-in service offering individual assistance on: 
      Monday, December 6, 10:00 lam - 12:00 pm & 1;00 - 3:00 pm

Career Coach is going back to in-person sessions with the computer-equipped bus stationed in front of the library starting in July.   Attendees will get help with varied aspects of job search: resume, LinkedIn profile, job search strategy and resources, etc. Bring your resumes and job search related questions. All sessions will have a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

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​Job Search Articles 

Job market in 2021
Small Business Hiring Trends Show Positive Signs for Labor Market.
Business Wire, New York   08 Oct 2021
The jobs data underscores the divide between college graduates and those without degrees.
New York Times, 08 Oct  2021
What happens when states limit nondisclosure agreements? Employees start to dish.
The Washington Post, 04 Oct 2021
Job gains spotlight 'Wild West' industry.
Crain's New York Business,  04 Oct 2021
U.S. Private Sector Job Gains Increased in September, Beating Expectations -- ADP.
Dow Jones Institutional News, 06 Oct 2021
These are the 25 small and midsize companies offering the best compensation. 
Business Insider,  05 Oct 2021
These are the 25 small and midsize companies where employees are happiest. 
Business Insider,  04 Oct 2021
The 25 large companies that offer the best perks and benefits.
Business Insider,  07 Oct 2021
An overlooked answer to the skilled labor shortage.
New York Times, 24 Sep 2021
New Questions As Marijuana Comes to Work.
Wall Street Journal,  30 Sep 2021
CRAIN'S 2021 best places to work in NYC.
Crain's New York Business, 27 Sep 2021 
Jobvite’s 2021 Recruiter Nation Report Reveals New Levels of Agility in Recruiting.
Business Wire,   29 Sep 2021
New workplace laws take effect Friday.
TCA Regional News,  30 Sep 2021
State has recovered 7 in 10 jobs lost due to pandemic.
Hartford Courant,   17 Sep 2021
Mothers Are Postponing the Return to Work. Amazon and Other Companies Are Trying to Bring Them Back. Among other things, employers are making re-entry easier and increasing child-care support. 
Wall Street Journal,   23 Sep 2021
Work's Future, by the Numbers --- September is ushering in a weird season,
as the question of where we do our jobs remains in limbo.

Wall Street Journal, 13 Sep 2021
Walmart Ends Store Clerk Bonuses.
Wall Street Journal,  10 Sep 2021
10 US cities, including New York, DC, and San Francisco, lost almost all their business travel revenue this year.
Business Insider,  16 Sep 2021
August Job Growth Disappoints: Unemployment drops, wages rise.
HRNews,  03 Sep 2021
Job Openings Remain Robust, Though In-Person Postings Slipped in August; Supply of labor remained constrained as pandemic-related unemployment benefits came to an end.
Wall Street Journal,  08 Sep 2021
New Hires May Face New Terms: Vaccination.
New York Times, 06 Sep 2021
Amazon Dangles Free Bachelor's Degrees as New Perk in Fight for U.S. Workers; E-commerce giant will expand college education benefit as it battles to hire hourly workers in tight U.S. labor market.
Wall Street Journal,   09 Sep 2021
Walmart to End Quarterly Bonuses for Store Workers; Retailer says the benefit, part of potential compensation of hundreds of thousands of workers, would be rolled into their hourly wages.
Wall Street Journal,   09 Sep 2021
Experience, Education, Vaccination: The New Qualifications for Job Seekers. New York Times   Aug 28, 2021
Americans expect to make job changes: Survey: 55% of workers will seek new gig in a year.

Chicago Tribune,  01 September 2021
The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook.
New York Times,  03 September 2021
New surveys show how pandemic workplace policies are shifting.
New York Times,  01 September 2021
2021 Best Employers By State
Inc. Best Workplaces 2021
The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021
iHire’s 2021 State of Online Recruiting Report Illustrates Job Market Recovery & Talent Shortage
Denver Becomes Landing Spot for Job Candidates; Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix and Austin Metros Rank as Top 3 for Growth, as 
Small Business Jobs Index
Here’s What's Going To Happen In The Job Market Over The Next Four Months
Best Workplaces 2021: 429 Companies That Make Work Worth It
Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs For 2021

Job seekers advice
How to Keep the Job Search Moving Forward—Even if Recruiters Ignore You;
Career coaches say these interviewing and résumé tips can help you stand out and land a new role.

Wall Street Journal,  06 Oct 2021
How to Get the Job—Even if Recruiters Ghosted You; Career coaches say these
interviewing and résumé tips can help you stand out and land a new role.

Wall Street Journal,   07 Oct 2021
5 Small Businesses To Start In 2021 - Tips For Starting Them From Scratch. 
Benzinga Newswires,  28 Sep 2021
These are the 10 best - and worst - states for work-life balance. 
Business Insider,   28 Sep 2021
Google for Jobs.
CareerAlley,  Sep 28, 2021
Everything to know about the public relations industry, from pay and hiring to growth areas.
Business Insider,  27 Sep 2021
Job Scams: Warning Signs and How to Avoid Them
How to Find a Family-Friendly Workplace; It's easy for job seekers to say they want a better work-life balance. It's harder to know which companies will provide it.
Wall Street Journal,   22 Sep 2021
The Clean Way to Network --- How to win friends and influence people -- and not feel dirty afterward. 
Wall Street Journal,   18 Sep 2021
How do influencers make money? And how much? She'll tell you.
Los Angeles Times,  Sep 23, 2021
The 60 Second Marketer: Marketing Career Hacks: How to Advance Faster. 
Weblog post,  19 Sep 2021
Citing religious beliefs to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine could cost you your job. 
Los Angeles Times  23 Sep 2021
It's time for a new start.
Chicago Tribune,  12 Sep 2021
A Job Offer That Seems Too Good to Be True? It May Be a Scam. Fake offers are showing up on LinkedIn, Indeed and other employment-search sites. And they are costing the victims a lot of money.
Wall Street Journal,   08 September 2021.
Careers are no longer ladders. How to develop professionally when job opportunities these days are winding,
unique and changeable.

Fast Company,  05 September 2021
Top 3 Skills Needed to Land an Online Job.
CareerAlley,   04 September 2021
A new employee’s criminal history could raise questions from the public. Here’s how to respond.
The Washington Post,  02 September 2021
3 Job Search Strategies That Will Make You Forget About Traditional Methods.
CareerAlley, 03 September 2021
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
Udemy Releases Workplace Learning Data on Global Top In-Demand Skills in September.
Business Wire, 06 Oct 2021
8 Most Trending Jobs That Can Give Your Career A New Direction.
CareerAlley, Weblog post.  Oct 2, 2021
Lack of Engineers Keeping Some Firms Out of the Cloud; Companies are having a hard time
hiring and retaining experienced talent as Covid-19 has inflated internet use.

Wall Street Journal,  06 Oct 2021
September Update -  SkillUp Career Group Coaching
Logistics Firms Raise Pay, Enlist Robots Before Holidays
Wall Street Journal,   27 Sep 2021
Walmart to Hire 150,000 Workers. 
Wall Street Journal,  30 Sep 2021
SoftBank Backs Tech-Recruiting Startup That Hires Engineers.
Dow Jones Institutional News, 30 Sep 2021
ValueWalk: Union Construction Apprenticeships Rival Bachelor’s Degrees on Key Economic and Social Metrics – Study.
Weblog post. Newstex,  Sep 27, 2021
Indeed and OpenTable Join Together to Accelerate US Restaurant Recovery;
Tap Restaurateur Martha Hoover to Highlight Job Opportunities in

Industry Business Wire,  28 Sep 2021
Calling All Creatives: JOANN Stores Hiring Thousands Across the Country.
Dow Jones Institutional News,   27 Sep 2021
The NYC subway is so desperate for staff that it's reportedly offering retired train operators up to $35,000 for 90 days of work. Business Insider, 27 Sep 2021
Job Hunting? The Quantum Industry is Hiring for Diverse Positions: New Assessment by the Quantum Economic Development Consortium Shows Many Traditional Skills Will be Important: Survey shows a wide range of skills and educational levels needed to support a diversity of jobs.
PR Newswire,  28 Sep 2021
Crypto job listings are exploding, with one popular board seeing 1,500% growth in paid postings in a year.   
Business Insider,  29 Sep 2021
Denny's announces schedule for multicultural hiring tour, scholarships for diverse college students.
Nation's Restaurant News, 23 Sep 2021
West Hartford job fair planned for Sept. 29.
Hartford Courant, 23 Sep 2021
84 Lumber to Host Hiring Event in Pleasantville, NJ, Seeks to Fill Immediate Openings at Retail Stores in the Region: Attendees Will Interview for Openings During Event on September 28th.
PR Newswire,   22 Sep 2021
Biotech Hiring, Pay Soar Along With Investment. 
Wall Street Journal,   24 Sep 2021
Inclusive Apprenticeships: Increasing Access to Clean Energy Careers for People with Disabilities.
U.S. Department of Labor Blog,  21 Sep 2021
Community Colleges Are an Agile New Player in Job Training. Dow Jones Institutional News;  23 Sep 2021
CVS plans to hire 25,000 pharmacy, retail workers.

Hartford Courant,   21 Sep 2021
Amazon Plans to Hire 125,000, Add 100 Facilities.
Wall Street Journal,  15 Sep 2021
Carriers Seek Seasonal Workers.
Wall Street Journal,  10 Sep 2021
Want to Drive A School Bus? You're Hired. 
New York Times,  17 Sep 2021
Do We Have the Skills To Build Back Better?
New York Times,   13 Sep 2021
Technology Skills That Increase Job Security and Growth.
HRNews.  Sep 14, 2021
Building the Trade Workforce of the Future: Stanley Black & Decker Launches 5-Year,
$25 Million Commitment to Train More Than 3 Million Skilled Trade Workers.

PR Newswire, 14 Sep 2021
20 jobs of the future that will take off when the pandemic is finally over.
Business Insider, 14 Sep 2021
U.S. Employers Look To Hire At Record Pace But Talent Shortage Remains Above Global Average:
Employers in the U.S. report the highest Q4 hiring prospects of all 43 countries surveyed.

PR Newswire, 14 Sep 2021
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 "Great Resignation" and skills gap as sports attempts its comeback.
PR Newswire,  08 September 2021
U.S. Postal Service Now Hiring Seasonal Employees Nationwide In Preparation for 2021 Holiday Season: - USPS seeking great people to deliver for local communities and our nation during the busiest time of the year for mail and package deliveries.
PR Newswire,   08 September 2021
Hiring Rate Slows As Grip of Variant Hinders Recovery.
New York Times,  04 September 2021
IT Leaders Adjust Hiring Strategies With Tech Talent Even More in Demand; IT job market has added about 13,000 positions during each month of 2021 so far.
Wall Street Journal,  09 September 2021
Tech Companies Accelerate Hiring as Other Industries Slow Employment Growth, CompTIA Analysis Finds.
PR Newswire,  03 September 2021
Vermont has a new solution to tackle the labor crunch: It will pay you $7,500 to move and work in one of its most in-demand jobs. Business Insider,  03 September 2021
Software Development Ranks as Top Career Path Among Gen Z in New CloudBees Survey.
Business Wire   09 September 2021
More Companies Are Looking to Hire Accessibility Specialists; Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, lawsuits, and diversity and inclusion efforts explain the increase in accessibility job postings, advocates and executives say.
Wall Street Journal, 01 September 2021
Fidelity to Add 9,000 More Jobs --- Continued hiring spree follows the increase in individual investors, drawn to market rally.
Wall Street Journal, 01 September 2021
Walmart Will Add 20,000 Workers to Supply-Chain Operations This Year; The push to add permanent hires ahead of the holidays signals the growing role delivery and distribution play in retail competition.
Wall Street Journal,   01 September 2021
Amazon Announces Career Day 2021—America’s Biggest Recruiting Event, with Over 40,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs Available in the U.S., and Programming to Help Both Current and Future Employees Grow Their Careers.
Business Wire,   01 September 2021
Zillow is hiring 2,000 workers, with salaries as high as $325K
Labor Shortages: The Disconnect and Possible Solutions
Companies Struggle to Keep Their Tech Workers From Logging Off; In seller's market for IT talent,
CIOs redouble efforts to retain skilled workers.

College Majors With the Highest Unemployment
College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment
Jobs in in-demand careers
The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now
SkillsBuild, a free digital platform that helps job seekers prepare for new careers in technology by developing technology and professional skills
For College Graduates
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

What's In AI's Hiring Black Box: More companies are using artificial intelligence in hiring decisions. Let's take the mystery out of it.  Wall Street Journal,  23 Sep 2021 
Daniel Kahneman: How Companies Can Improve Their Hiring: The Nobel Prize winner says employers should ask the same questions to every applicant.
Wall Street Journal,  23 Sep 2021
Nearly 70% of hiring managers say they are more likely to hire someone already vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey. 
Business Insider,  22 Sep 2021

For older workers

5 Remote Job Search Tips for Older Workers

For people with disabilities
Eliminating Barriers.
HRMagazine,  Fall 2021

For women in the workplace
The Mom Project, a Job Board for Mothers, Gets $80 Million to Grow; The company saw a surge of
job seekers joining its platform in August, which it says suggests mothers are increasingly eager to return to work.

Wall Street Journal   06 Oct 2021
 At Some Firms, A Push to Bring Mothers Back: Companies are concerned about labor shortages
as many women delay a return to the workplace. 

Wall Street Journal,   27 Sep 2021
There's Another Gender Pay Gap: Stock Options; Women often don't know what to ask for, experts say.
And companies don't tell them.

Wall Street Journal,  26 Sep 2021
The Pandemic Prompts More Companies to Offer Paid Sick Time and Leave—but Millions of Workers Still Don't Get It; While many large companies have improved their offerings, low-wage, part-time and hourly workers still lack the benefits.
Wall Street Journal,  27 Sep 2021

Career change
You've Quit. Now What Do You Do? The time between when you've given notice and when you leave can be tricky.
Here's how to manage it wisely.

Wall Street Journal,  23 Sep 2021 Survey Reveals 1 in 7 Workers Plan to Quit Their Jobs Before the New Year: Majority of employees intend to find new opportunities with better pay or start a business.
PR Newswire,  20 Sep 2021
Women turn COVID's setbacks into opportunity; The pandemic has spurred a wave of entrepreneurship,
particularly among first-timers seeking a change.

Los Angeles Times  16 Sep 2021
ValueWalk: New Study Reveals Career Change Statistics And Trends During The Pandemic.
Weblog post. Newstex   Sep 14, 2021
How to Prepare for Taking a Career Break; The 'Great Resignation' is on. Here's what to do about your finances before embarking on the slowdown you've been craving.
Wall Street Journal,  10 September 2021
Navigate a career crossroads with this 5-point assessment.
Fast Company,  05 September 2021

How To Write a Military-to-Civilian Resume: Highlighting Your Military Experience
New on the Resume: Vaccination Status. 
Wall Street Journal,   28 Sep 2021
Which typeface to choose when redoing your CV: these are the ones that work the best. 
CE Noticias Financieras,  24 Sep 2021
Which resume format is better: chronological order or by skill set.
17 Sep 2021
What People Should Leave Off Their Résumés (but Rarely Do); Some experiences are almost always irrelevant, and should be eliminated to make room for more important things.
Wall Street Journal,  24 Sep 2021
20 Ways to Fix Resume Fast.
CareerAlley, 22 Sep 2021
AI tools that companies use to scan resumes are stopping 27 million people finding new jobs, a Harvard report says.
Business Insider,  08 September 2021
The Millions of Resumes Employers May Never See --- Automated-hiring systems can exclude
desirable candidates as demand for labor rises.

Wall Street Journal,  04 September 2021
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
Fall Back: Navigating Life Now: Stand Out at Work, Wherever You May Be.
Wall Street Journal, 07 Sep 2021
How to write a cover letter
Résumé Builder - Cover letter examples
Résumé Builder -  Résumé examples

HR C-Suite: How To Recruit Talent Through LinkedIn.
Weblog post27 Sep 2021
LinkedIn Unveils 2021 U.S. Top Startups List.
Business Wire,  22 Sep 2021
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
From Linkedin latest survey: The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now
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

Top 5 Pre-Employment Tools every HR Manager Should Know in 2021
IntelligentHQ.  Sep 28, 2021
How to get a job at Amazon and pass your interviews according to your own recruiters.
CE Noticias Financieras,   21 Sep 2021
Job interview: the ten most frequently asked questions.
CE Noticias Financieras,  21 Sep 2021
4 ways job interviews have changed since the start of the pandemic.
Fast Company,  19 Sep 2021
Difficult questions to answer in a job interview. 
CE Noticias Financieras,  10 Sep 2021
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 
Asking for a raise? Formulate a strategy for maximum results, experts say.
The Canadian Press,   05 Oct 2021
2022 Salary Guide
Ikea Stores Ban Asking Job Candidates About Past Salary.
HRNews,  28 Sep 2021
Applying for a job? New state law requires employers to disclose pay.
Hartford Courant,  30 Sep 2021
Should Moving Somewhere Cheaper Mean a Pay Cut? --- Employees push back against the idea that they should make less if they relocate; 'That's what I'm valued at whether I live in Mississippi or Mars.'
Wall Street Journal,  11 Sep 2021
Preparation and calm, the keys to a good negotiator.
CE Noticias Financieras,   13 Sep 2021
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

Hybrid/Remote work
PricewaterhouseCoopers Says Most U.S. Staffers Can Now Live Anywhere; Firm says thousands of consultants, auditors and others can opt to do their jobs largely from home, as the pandemic changes work.
Wall Street Journal,  01 Oct 2021
FlexJobs Names the Top 30 Companies Hiring for Remote Freelance Jobs in 2021:
Finance, Admin, and HR Among Top Career Categories for Freelancers.

PR Newswire, New York   27 Sep 2021
Jabra research reveals flexible working is now more important than salary: - Almost three-quarters of respondents believe that having an office space will be considered an employee benefit rather than a mandatory way of working.
PR Newswire,   29 Sep 2021
Can Companies Be Both Hybrid and Fair? Some employers are taking steps to ensure there's equity for remote workers.
Wall Street Journal,  27 Sep 2021
With the Spike in Remote Work, Employee Background Screening Is More Necessary Than Ever - New Study by PBSA and the HR Research Institute: Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the HR Research Institute conduct an annual survey of HR professionals to identify trends in the expansion of screening in the global labor market, comparing differences between companies with locations in the U.S. and those with no U.S. locations.
PR Newswire,  30 Sep 2021
You may get more work done at home. But you’d have better ideas at the office.
The Washington Post,  Sep 24, 2021
Most Employers Lack a Pay Strategy for Remote Workers: Nearly half of workers
expect remote-work options to increase after the pandemic.

HRNews, 22 Sep 2021
The Complicated Commute --- Workers push back on office returns, saying Covid-19 makes them reluctant to use mass transit. Wall Street Journal,  15 Sep 2021
Fall Back: Navigating Life Now: Stand Out at Work, Wherever You May Be.
Wall Street Journal, 07 September 2021
Here to Help; How Parents Can Ask for Flexibility When Offices Reopen (Part 1)
New York Times,   01 September 2021

Vaccines in the workplace
Honor System Now Rules in Workplaces.
Wall Street Journal,  15 Sep 2021
Big Truckers Say Vaccine Mandate Could Push Drivers Away; Companies worry that testing
requirement also poses logistics hurdle for workers on the road.

Wall Street Journal, 14 Sep 2021

Fall Back: Navigating Life Now: As Autumn Brings On Uncertainty, Retrain Your Brain --- Resetting and thriving will take extra effort as the pandemic persists.
Wall Street Journal, 07 Sep 2021
Work From Home? 6 Ways to Stay Focused and Avoid Burnout; Lonely and monotonous, remote workdays are leaving us with wandering attention spans and productivity slumps. Here, tips to regain your WFH focus. 
Wall Street Journal, 08 September 2021
Preventing Burnout as a Working Mom.

Web sites referenced in this week's articles:
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  Job search site with Job Search Guides covering all aspects of job search process
Business Expert Rafe Gomez Shares a Unique Sales Strategy to Help TikTokers Get Hired: Rafe Gomez, a business consultant who works with startups and established organizations around the world, has launched SalesStrategy2GetHired, a TikTok channel that teaches job seekers how to use a sales strategy to improve their outcomes. NASDAQ OMX's News Release Distribution Channel  23 Sep 2021

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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