Items tagged with Career Planning

One-on-One Career Counseling Sessions for Jobseekers

April 18, 2017

The Westport Library offers free one-on-one career counseling sessions to local jobseekers. The sessions will be by appointment only and will focus on general career counseling as well as resume and LinkedIn profile assistance.

The personalized programs will be run by business librarian Ellen Janpol, MLS, MBA. Janpol is the former manager of two corporate libraries as well as the JETS Program, the largest educational and networking program for people who are in job transition in Connecticut. She is also a recipient of the "Family Champion Award" by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies for work with families on employment issues.

"An excellent resume has the power to open doors and in this competitive job market, job applicants need an edge,” said Janpol. “We are here to help job seekers fine-tune their resumes so they describe what makes them unique and makes them stand out from the other applicants.  Together, we collaborate and develop the resume that gets you a job interview."

Starting on May 1, one-hour sessions are available on Mondays and Saturdays . On Mondays, the two sessions are at 6 or 7 pm.  On Saturdays, the sessions are at 10 am, 11 am or noon. To schedule an appointment contact Ellen Janpol at ejanpol [at] westportlibrary [dot] org or 203.291.4823.

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Start a Business Venture

March 10, 2016
Venture Moms & Holly Hurd

Holly Hurd and a panel of entrepreneurial mothers shared trials and tips from their paths to creating successful businesses. Panelists included Kathy Monahan, Patricia Espinosa, Cheryl MacClusky and Yael van Hulst on March 10, 2016.

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The Psychology of Retirement

February 2, 2016
Stephen Temlock

Organizational Psychologist Stephen Temlock discussesdhow to manage expectations and create a strategy for a productive retirement on February 2, 2016.

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Successful Job Searches

December 1, 2015
Stan Witkow

Career consultant Stan Witkow addressed “myths” that job hunters perceive as impeding their job-hunting success on December 1, 2015. 

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Business Special: Should You Consider Business Ownership?

November 17, 2015
Bill Brimmer

Franchise advisor Bill Brimmer gave an informational session on franchising on November 17, 2015. 

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Jobseeker Special: Resumes, Interviewing and Networking Strategies for Millennials

June 10, 2015
Melanie Szlucha

Career coach Melanie Szlucha, president of Redinc, LLC, discussed how to effectively tackle the job search process with strategies that stack the odds in your favor on June 10, 2015.

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Wisdom from CEOs: Jennifer Lawton of the Digital Manufacturing Companies Stratasys and MakerBot

April 22, 2015
Jennifer Lawton

Jenny Lawton, the former CEO of MakerBot, a global leader in the 3D desktop printing industry, and now executive vice president Special Projects for Stratasys, spoke on April 22, 2015.

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Jobseeker Special: The Essential Digital Interview Handbook

February 26, 2015
Paul Bailo

Paul Bailo gave tips and strategies for media interviews and giving online presentations on February 26, 2015.

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Jobseeker Special: Strategies for Creating Engaging & Effective Correspondence

December 10, 2014
Elizabeth Kaufman

Career Coach Elizabeth Kaufmanfounder and owner of Keystone Consulting, explained how to write a cover letter and a thank you note, key marketing tools in your jobseeker arsenal on December 10,2014. 

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Jobseekers: How to Work With Recruiters

November 18, 2014

Career coaches Cathie Miller and Susan Catalano, co-founders of Hireworthy discuss how to work with recruiters as a part of your job search strategy on November 18, 2014.

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