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Résumés That Rock

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Learn how to write a résumé that will get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers, fast. Certified Résumé Writer Annette Richmond explains how to construct a compelling and easy-to-read résumé that will make you stand out from other candidates and showcase your achievements and skills.

Points covered include:

  • Missteps on your résumé that are working against you
  • What you should leave off your résumé and why
  • Strategies to highlight your strengths
  • Creating compelling content that will impress employers
  • Infusing your résumé with attention-getting color and style, no matter what your industry

Annette Richmond, MA, CARW, CCELW, Certified Résumé Writer & Certified LinkedIn Profile Writer is a principal in Career Intelligence Résumé Writing & Career Services. As a multi-certified writer, she brings the perspective of a former recruiter, and the experience of someone who’s spent over a decade in the career field to every client she works with. She has been featured in media outlets including Monster, Vault, Business Insider, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work is featured in Resumes For Dummies (August 2015). 

Annette has earned the Certified Advanced Résumé Writer and Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Profile Writer designations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sacred Heart University and a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology from Fairfield University. Annette is a member of The National Resume Writers’ Association, Career Directors International, and Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches.

 

 

 

 

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Jobseeker Special: Social Media and Your Job Search

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Executive career management coach Linda Van Valkenburgh discusses ways to improve your social media skills to position yourself for career search or to elevate your credentials and industry reputation. Linda will demonstrate how to use Twitter, Facebook and some new LinkedIn tools to execute an integrated strategy for supporting your career campaign and market yourself through robust social media platforms. Learn about:

  • maximizing and controling your Social Media profiles
  • site navigation and trending features and why they are vital
  • being viewed as a “go-to” subject matter expert through discussion groups, target companies and influencers

van balkenburghLinda Van Valkenburgh, MS, certified executive career coach of My Executive Career Coach, LLC in Stamford, CT, has great business experience in a broad range of corporate environments including marketing, advertising, engineering, entrepreneurial partnerships, industrial manufacturing and full time career development. Recognized by the International Coaching Federation, Linda’s credentials include: Certified Career Management Coach, Certified Job Search Strategist, Certified Social Media Career Strategist and Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach. Linda partners with clients to discover their skills and strengths, develop their value proposition and strategic plan, target opportunities that advance their careers to the next level, and supports them through a skillful negotiation process.

 

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Interviewing for That First Job or Internship

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interviewPeggy Marx and Kyrie Stillman of Career Interview Counselors lead a workshop on how to prepare for an interview, including researching the company and interviewer, positioning yourself and developing key talking points. Strategies on how to align and leverage your key strengths compared to the job description will be reviewed. Whether you are in college or have graduated, successful strategies for landing a job by focusing on the key aspects of an impressive interview will be discussed.

peggy marxAs a Producer of multi-media business meetings, Peggy Nash Marx trained executives on how to present themselves at the podium and to answer employee and client queries with sincerity. In preparing young people for entrance into the professional working world, Peggy utilizes her editorial and communication skills to fine tune job seekers' positioning and identification with specific opportunities. Peggy is the owner/founder of Mon Amie and Career Interview Counselors, consulting groups dedicated to enhancing individuals' potential.

Kyrie o'connor stillmanKyrie O’Connor Stillman uses her marketing skills to teach others how to better present themselves. Kyrie developed her flexible, entrepreneurial approach through brand management training at marketing brands including Kraft, Cuisinart, Corning, London Fog, Bally Shoes and BhS (British Home Stores). Her ability to manage cross functional teams gives her the ability to identify and maximize talent in individuals. Kyrie is a co-founder of Career Interview Counselors.

 

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Jobseeker Special: A Personal Review of Your Résumé

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resumeSign up for a 20-minute one-on-one session to have a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) review your résumé and offer feedback. Advance registration is required with the American Job Center via email, Michael [dot] Shavel [at] ct [dot] gov or Paul [dot] Fedor [at] ct [dot] gov.

The basics of résumé writing and proven marketing strategies will be shown. You will learn how to create a powerful summary, headline and core skills section, highlight accomplishments and develop a personal brand that will enable you to stand out from the crowd. 

paul fedorPaul Fedor is a Career Development Specialist for the Department of Labor providing job search and career guidance to a diverse population of clients. Paul is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Facilitator. Paul created a LinkedIn Networking Series of workshops for the Department of Labor including Get Connected with LinkedIn, LinkedIn Networking Strategies and LinkedIn Lab to assist clients in understanding how to use social media to find and network with employers.

michael shavelMichael Shavel has been employed by the CT Dept of Labor since 1990. He currently works in the Bridgeport office, providing Career Counseling to a wide variety of job seekers ranging from entry level to upper management. Michael is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator facilitator and is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern CT State University.
 

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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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Jobseeker Special: Elevate Your Career Playbook

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careerCareer consultant Linda Buggy will guide participants through an innovative process on how to unleash your talents, plug into your potential and create a meaningful and successful career path. Through interactive exercises and practical advice hear about ways to reinvent your “game” and take steps to help you elevate your career. This program is designed for job seekers in transition, those who remain employed but want something more and those who are seeking to reinvent a new career path.

linda buggyLinda Buggy, MS and Board Certified Coach is a Senior International Career Consultant with IMPACT Group. Her women’s emerging leadership program has attracted women from a number of countries. Linda has held retained search and international talent management leadership roles with major global organizations in technology, life science and financial services. She received her executive coaching training with the NeuroLeadership Group, the College of Executive Coaching and Thunderbird’s Global Mindset program.
 

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Jobseeker Special: Successful Job Searches

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job searchCareer consultant Stan Witkow will address “myths” that job hunters perceive as impeding their job-hunting success. He will answer questions such as: “Will anybody consider a candidate over 50?” “Nobody ever gets a response to an on-line posting, so why bother?” “The company is just testing the market, right?” "The interviewers only want to disqualify me—so what’s the point” He will explain why these are not necessarily true and how to overcome them.

stan witkowStan Witkow is a lawyer, entrepreneur and consultant to small businesses and for the past seven years has been helping job hunters successfully land new positions. Stan says that because of his career primarily in technology companies, which often have short life spans, he moved from position to position and learned the techniques for successful job searches. His approach to the job search is a direct result of his wide-ranging business and personal experience—which is to develop a strategic plan for the search and implement it just like any other business project. He helps his clients build their own personal brand and then incorporate that brand into all the elements of the search, from the development of an elevator speech to the creation of marketing materials that are appropriate to their particular search to productive networking. Stan is a graduate of UCLA and UC-Hastings College of the Law has served as General Counsel of numerous technology companies as well as GE Capital’s international IT Solutions business. He has managed human resources and other administrative functions and is often called upon to handle recruitment issues for businesses.
 

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Business Special: Should You Consider Business Ownership?

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franchiseDo you dream of owning your own business? Have you recently been downsized? Are you fed up with the corporate world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join franchise advisor Bill Brimmer for an informational session on franchising. He will discuss the advantages of business ownership; the differences between a start-up business, buying an existing business and franchising; the risks and rewards associated with this venture; and ways to simplify the search.

bill brimmerBill Brimmer has more than 25 years of experience as a business development and sales executive working with high-profile client companies to proactively develop, engage, re-deploy and transition employees to meet changing market and workforce needs. He started as a sales and training development executive in the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries in New England and the Mid-Atlantic Regions. Bill spent nearly two decades with Right Management, Manchester Partners, and Drake Beam Morin as an executive career coach, working in tandem with senior managers to target and achieve long-term organizational goals. As regional Vice President for the Connecticut/Westchester and New England markets, he was the recipient of Right Management's prestigious "President's Club Award.” As a long-time team leader for the organization, Bill was the catalyst for inspiring his team members to also be awarded membership in the "President's Club" over his tenure. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Pacific Western University. He currently serves on the Northwest Connecticut Workforce Investment Board and also serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Human Resources Committee for Newtown Savings Bank.
 

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Jobseeker Special: The Power of Storytelling in Business

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cindy cornellStorytelling is engaging. Do you remember hearing, "Once upon a time ...” as a child and being captivated? In this session, executive coach Cindy Cornell will prompt you to develop your own personal and professional stories to engage others, setting you apart in a differentiated and memorable way. Learn how to read your audience to enable you to tell a business story that powerfully showcases you as a solution, builds your brand and fosters strong and lasting connections.

Westporter Cindy Cornell is a speaker, executive coach and founder of The Hoshin Group, a leadership coaching firm that takes a whole life approach to defining success in business. Cindy works with individuals and companies to align strategy and values. Having worked in business for decades prior to becoming a coach, she has a unique perspective regarding business and effective communication. Cindy studied accounting at Penn State and received her MBA from New York University in Finance and Marketing. In addition to multiple coaching certifications and membership in the International Coach Federation, Cindy has been an adjunct member of the coaching faculty in the School of Professional Studies at New York University since 2006.
 

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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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