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Top-Notch Business Research is Accessible for Jobseekers, Entrepreneurs and Students through LexisNexis Database

May 22, 2015

The Westport-based law firm Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., has once again funded the highly-regarded database LexisNexis for Westport Library patrons. For the seventh year in a row, the firm has supplied this service through the Library, which is the only public library in Connecticut to provide free access to the database. Newspaper articles, newsletters, magazines and broadcast transcripts from media sources around the world are available to Westport Library cardholders (and to anyone using library terminals) at no charge.

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Researchers can also uncover detailed company information and financial performance measures including annual reports, SEC filings, executive profiles, corporate hierarchies, earnings call transcripts, SWOT analysis and more.

John Finneran, a management consultant and chair for local and international networking groups, regularly uses the database.  “I encourage entrepreneurs and jobseekers to use the library for research and networking,” said Finneran.  “LexisNexis is a very useful tool for research… information that is found simply by performing a Google search is not always correct, because it may only provide the positive information that companies want people to know. I use the LexisNexis database to collect factually correct competitor information, particularly about smaller, privately held companies,” he added.

Businesses use the database, too. Fred Feuerhake, Energy Manager at Santa Buckley Energy, Inc. based in Bridgeport, a natural gas supplier for municipalities, corporations and universities, says, “I find the LexisNexis database to be very convenient, and a great resource when searching for prospective clients that could use our company’s services.  The information is always very accurate.”

“Our patrons are thrilled when they hear we have LexisNexis,” said Maxine Bleiweis, the Library’s Executive Director.  “Entrepreneurs and business people can’t believe it is available in their local library.  We are so honored that Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., sponsors this invaluable service.”

“Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. is proud to continue our longstanding commitment to the community by partnering with the Westport Library to provide the LexisNexis database to students, businesspeople, and all library patrons,” said Ira Bloom, Senior Partner at the firm.

About Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.:  The firm was originally established in 1933 and has now grown to more than 40 attorneys in three offices located in Milford, Westport and Norwalk, Connecticut.  Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. provides effective representation to a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies, to schools and municipalities, and to small businesses and individuals throughout the state of Connecticut.  For more information, visit www.bmdlaw.com.

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Jobseeker Special: Resumes, Interviewing and Networking Strategies for Millennials

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melanie szluchaCareer coach Melanie Szlucha, president of Redinc, LLC, discusses how to effectively tackle the job search process with strategies that stack the odds in your favor. Hear how to articulate your value on a resume and in a job interview as well as how to navigate the search process and networking.

Melanie Szlucha, president of Redinc, LLC, provides job search coaching, resume writing and job interview coaching. With over 15 years of experience as a hiring manager, and a background in marketing, she has successfully helped her clients land positions at high profile employers. She has been quoted on job search sites Monster.com and Careerbuilder on her insight into the hiring process. She graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY with an undergraduate degree in business and an MBA.

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Jobseeker Special: Good at Your Job but Not at Your Job Search?

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steven greenbergCBS radio job expert Steven Greenberg shares insights on the many ways that even good candidates hurt their chances of getting the next job they really want. He has written and broadcast over 1,500 reports on the job market and has interviewed dozens of top HR managers ​at prominent employers across the US, including Amazon.com, Edward Jones, Starbucks, Zappos.com, Liberty Mutual, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, TD Bank and many more. He shares their candid advice to candidates and practical steps that anyone can take—from high school and college students to far more senior candidates—to greatly improve the ability to generate job offers.

Greenberg has over 20 years of experience in recruiting, HR and media. He is the creator and host of CBS radio's "Your Next Job," a daily feature offering news, insights and advice for anyone who either needs a job or wants a better one. A former HR manager, general counsel and recruiter, Steven has interviewed the heads of talent acquisition at many leading US companies. He has appeared on CBS This Morning, PBS Frontline, CNN Money, NBC, and been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and more. He is a frequent speaker on college campuses and has written for Forbes.com and CNNMoney.com.

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Face Challenges & Cultivate Resilience

February 10, 2015
Dr. Paul Epstein

Dr. Paul Epstein, naturopathic physician and mind-body medicine stress expert, addressed working with stressors and facing challenges to cultivate resilience  in various situations on February 10, 2015. 

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Jobseeker Special: Advanced Resume Writing

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Michael Shavel, a CT Dept. of Labor Career Counselor and Certified Professional Resume Writer, will address how to enhance the traditional resume as well as how to incorporate a project resume into it. Space is limited, and advance registration with Kristina Stevenson, CT Dept. of Labor, at 203.455.2704, is required.

Michael Shavel recently obtained his Master’s degree from Southern CT State University in Counseling and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has over 10 years of experience providing career counseling services to a wide spectrum of job seekers, including professionals, executives, trade-impacted manufacturing & service sector workers, individuals re-entering the workforce, individuals with mental health diagnoses, and persons with disabilities. He is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer and is certified to administer the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator. He educates job seekers in 21st century job search strategies to remain competitive and is known for his unique ability to encourage and motivate individuals to reach their career goals.

 

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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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Jobseeker Special: The Essential Digital Interview Handbook

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The Essential Digital Interview Handbook: Lights, Camera, InterviewAll businesses today utilize virtual meetings. Recruitment practices can also involve the use of digital interviews. Overall, the number of people who use Skype has grown from about 300 million to more than 405 million in the past year. Skype as a primary means of communication is used by 35% of all businesses. The strategies and tips contained in Paul Bailo's book, The Essential Digital Interview Handbook: Lights, Camera, Interview: Tips for Skype, Google Hangout, GoToMeeting and More, will lift your confidence and help you appear more professional for media interviews and giving online presentations.

paul bailoPaul Bailo is the Chief Executive Office and Chief Marketing Technologist of Phone Interview Pro with expertise in marketing-data analytics, digital technology and eCommerce operations. He is a recognized author and keynote speaker and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York University. He has worked at various companies including CD Universe, Vertrue, American Express, GE Money, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Citicorp.

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Jobseeker Special: Strategies for Creating Engaging & Effective Correspondence

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elizabeth kaufmanCareer Coach Elizabeth Kaufman, founder and owner of Keystone Consulting, explains how to write a cover letter and a thank you note, key marketing tools in your jobseeker arsenal. Kaufman knows that a "one size fits all" mentality doesn't work in today's leaner economy and competitive labor market. With more than 15 years of HR management, career development, and staffing experience in both corporate and non-corporate environments, she knows that the job search strategy must be customized for each position.

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Jobseeker Special: How to Work With Recruiters

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Career coaches Cathie Miller and Susan Catalano, both co-founders of Hireworthy discuss how to work with recruiters as a part of your job search strategy. Hireworthy advises jobseekers on strategies, resumes, LinkedIn profiles and interview preparation.

millerCathie Spano Miller is co-founder of HireWorthy and owner of Miller Search Associates, Inc., an executive search firm. Previously she owned and operated WPPI, a multimillion-dollar NYC staffing firm that serviced Fortune 500, Law Firms and Banks, filling over 5000 job orders a year.

catalanoSusan LaCorte Catalano is a co-founder of HireWorthy and former corporate Human Resources professional. She is expert on employee relations, performance management and manager training.
 

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Jobseeker Special: Who You Know—Effective Strategies for Networking

June 26, 2014
Paul Fedor

Paul Fedor of the Connecticut Department of Labor, led this workshop on how effective networking can revitalize your job search and assist you in securing your next position, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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