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JOBS SERIES 2009-2010
job searching . resumes . interviewing . career coaching / motivation . networking . social networking .
company research
. legal / financial . personal / social services . self-employment

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Job Searching

checkTen Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Job Search featuring presenter Mark Troncone, Certified IT Business Analyst and Project Management Professional. Presented on May 18, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 13 minutes, 67.2MB)

checkCorporate HR Speaks featuring Pat Sorgenti, Human Resources Manager for R.C. Bigelow, Inc (first speaker) and Cathy Diamond, Manager of Executive Compensation for Xerox Corporation (2nd speaker). Presented on May 4, 2010.( MP3, 1hour 39 minutes, 90.8MB)

green checkGet Tough! The Best Jobs are Never Advertised (TM) with Rich Gee, CEO of the Rich Gee Group, and Margo Meeker,  Licensed Psychotherapist & Life Coach. Presented on January 13, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 81.9MB)

green checkBreaking into the Job Market for New Grads (and their parents), featuring Maureen Mackey and Lu Guasco, co-founders of Mackey & Guasco Staffing Associates in Southport. Presented on January 7, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 81.9MB)

green checkNow's the Time to Temp, presented on December 7, 2009. Speaker MaryAnn Donovan, President of Impact Personnel.

green checkJob Hunting Over 50: Showcase Your Strengths, featuring presenter Mark Stankiewicz, Operations Coordinator for Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research.  Presented on Monday, November 9, 2009. (MP3, 1hour 42 minutes, 93.6MB)

green checkFairfield County Jobs.com: Insider Tips with Chris Russell, founder of Fairfieldcountyjobs.com. Presented on September 29, 2009(MP3, 1 hour 2 minutes, 56.7 MB)

green checkIndeed.com: One Search, All Jobs with Hillary O'Keefe, Marketing Associate for Indeed.com. Presented on April 14, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 14 minutes, 68.2MB)

Indeed.com offers a video tutorial series. The tutorials cover Basic Job Search, Email Job Alerts, and using the My.Indeed account to manage your job search http://www.indeed.com/intl/en/tips.html.

green checkWhere the Hot Jobs are in Connecticut featuring speaker Mark Stankiewicz, Operations Coordinator for CT Department of Labor's Office of Research. Presented on March 16, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 11 minutes, 65.1MB)

green checkJob Search Primer, featuring Maryann Donovan, president of Impact Personnel. Presented on March 4, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 52 minutes, 102MB)

green checkSecrets of the Online Job Hunt featuring Chris Russell, founder of FairfieldCountyJobs.com.  Presented on Thursday, January 29, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour, 54.6MB)

For a one page guide on Secrets of the Job Hunt go to http://www.secretsofthejobhunt.com/profiles/blogs/the-1page-guide-to-job-hunting



green checkCover Letters are Key, featuring Ann Wright, a human resources professional who has been assisting individuals with transition coaching for over 20 years. Presented on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 7 minutes, 61.4MB)

green checkThe Proactive Job Search: Resumes and Interviews, featuring Walter J. Donne, Human Resources Manager for Lex Products Corp. presented on October 27, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 4 minutes, 59.2MB)

green checkBreak-Through Resumes with Nancy Marino of Advantage Integrated Talent Services presented on June 3, 2009.
(MP3, 1 hour 28 minutes, 81.2MB) Handouts are available at the reference desk.

green checkAdvanced Resume Writing and Critique featuring Kristina Stevenson, a Career Development Specialist from the CT Department of Labor.  Presented on Thursday, February 19, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 5 minutes, 60.3 MB)

green checkResume Basics featuring Kristina Stevenson, a Career Development Specialist from the CT Department of Labor.  Presented on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 52 minutes, 103 MB)

CT Works Workshops calendar: http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/bridgept/bridgecal.htm

green checkGood Resume, Bad Resume: Which One Do You Want? with Carl Ambrogio of Associates of Westport. Presented on January 20, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 20 minutes, 72.3MB)

Click here for Mr Ambrogio's power point presentation on resume dos and don'ts.



checkmarkThere's More to A Successful Interview Than You Think featuring Cathy Alfandre, a career fulfillment coach and certified Master Resume Writer. Presented on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 31 minutes, 84.1MB)

green checkWhat Makes a Successful Candidate featuring Melissa Morris Petrafasa, Staffing Manager- Creative Division at The McIntyre Group. Presented on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 34 minutes, 86.8MB)

green checkBe a Phone Interview Pro featuring Paul Bailo, author and founder/CEO of Phone Interview Pro. Presented on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 15 minutes, 69.0 MB)

green checkThe Interview: Your Most Important Presentation featuring Debbie Fay, founder of bespeak presentation solutions. Presented on June 3, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 23 minutes, 76.3MB)

Click here for Ms. Fay's presentation handout (.pdf).

Click here for Ms. Fay's worksheet (.pdf).

green checkCan I Wear My Nose Ring To The Interview? featuring Ellen Gordon Reeves, resident job-hunting expert at the Columbia Publishing Course of the Journalism School at Columbia University.  Presented on March 8, 2010.(MP3, 1hour 45minutes, 96MB)

green checkThere's More to A Successful Interview Than You Think, featuring Cathy Alfandre, a career fulfillment coach and certified Master Resume Writer. Presented on February 11, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 33minutes, 85.0MB)

Phone Interview Pro: Ace Your Phone Interview with Paul Bailo, author of The Phone Interview Handbook. Presented on September 24, 2009 (MP3, 1 hour 25 minutes, 79.9 MB).


Career Coaching / Motivation

checkTime Management: Mission Critical featuring Julie Jansen, a coach, consultant, trainer and author. Presented on Monday, September 13, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 17 minutes, 70.9MB)

checkPersonal Branding: What Message are You Conveying to the World? featuring Beth Carter, a Certified Professional Coach and owner of Carter Consultants, Ltd., presented on May 10, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 15 minutes, 69.2MB)

check Where to Go From Here? featuring Douglas Campbell III, CEO of The Success Coach, presented on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 89.0MB)

checkPutting Your Marketable Strengths to Work (This podcast is in two parts) featuring Sue Roughley, founder of Jump-Start Consulting. Presented on February 27, 2010.

PART 1(MP3, 58minutes, 53.7MB)
PART II (MP3, 1hour 12minutes, 66.0MB)

checkYour Self, Your Career: Taking Stock,  with Master Certified Coach Christina Brandt. Presented on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. (MP3, 57 minutes, 52.5MB)

checkHow to Find the Work You Love: A Process Approach with Erika Steffen, founder of New Visions, a counseling service for those involved in career decision-making. Presented on May 4, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 29 minutes, 81.7MB)

checkTwelve Lessons on Being Pretty Smart with author and motivational speaker Penny Pearlman. Presented on March 12, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 10 minutes, 64.3MB)

 checkAdvice from the Other Side of the HR Desk: How You Can Stand Out from the Crowd, featuring Susan Roughley of Jump-Start Consulting. Presented on February 21, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 47 minutes, 97.8MB)

Click here for Ms. Roughley's power point presentation (.pdf).

check Executive Career Management in a Recession Environment with Dave Opton, founder of ExecuNet. Presented on February 10, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 2 minutes, 57 MB)



checkSuccessful Business Networking: Getting the Job You Want featuring Edward D. Hendricks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education at Sacred Heart University. Presented on Monday, April 26, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 37 minutes, 89.0MB)

checkMarketing Plans + Elevator Speeches = Results, featuring Ron Drew, an Information Technology executive and member/presenter at many area networking groups. Presented on October 22, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 24 minutes, 77.3MB)

checkNetworking Know-How with Beth Carter of Carter Consultants, Ltd. in Fairfield. Presented on September 16, 2009.
(MP3, 1 hour 21 minutes, 74.6MB)

checkGet Ready to Network! with Susan Roughley of Jump-Start Consulting, presented on June 9, 2009.
(MP3, 1 hour 18 minutes, 71.4MB)

Click here for Ms. Roughley's PowerPoint presentation. Handouts with exercises (different than the PowerPoint presentation) are available at the reference desk.

checkWho's in Your Network? with Kristina Stevenson from CT Department of Labor. Presented on March 27, 2009. (MP3, 1hour 36 minutes, 88.6MB)


Social Networking

Too Many Social Networking Sites, Too Little Time? featuring Lena L. West, CEO and Chief Social Media Strategist at xynoMedia. Presented on Monday, April 5, 2010. (MP3, 1 hour 24 minutes, 77.1MB)

Leverage Your LinkedIn Account, featuring Ron Drew, an IT executive. Presented on March 22, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 37minutes, 88.9MB)

Click here for a copy of Mr. Drew's power point presentation.

checkLinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter Can Further Your Career, featuring Peter Clayton, founder of TotalPictureRadio.com. Presented on October 14, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 41 minutes, 92.4MB)

How to Use LinkedIn Like a Pro featuring Donna Sweidan, credentialed career coach and founder of CareerFolk. Presented on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 51 minutes, 102MB)


Company Research

green check Reference USA featuring Dave Olander, account executive for Reference USA/InfoGroup. Presented on May 26, 2010. (MP3, 39 minutes, 35.3MB)

green checkVault Online Career Library with Laura Napolitano, account executive for Vault.com, Inc. Presented on May 28, 2009. (MP3, 36 minutes, 33.7MB) (Please note: Vault Online Career Library is now called Career Insider.)

green check Rev Up Your Research Skills with Gale Business and Company Resource Center, featuring Stacey Knibloe, Senior Training Consultant with Gale Cengage Learning. Presented on February 26, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 22 minutes, 75.7MB)

For additional tips on using Gale Business and Company Resource Center go to http://support.gale.com/gale/article.html?article=1946.

green check Rev Up Your Research Skills with Reference USA, featuring RaShad Dacus, an account executive with InfoUSA. Presented on February 12, 2009.(MP3, 1 hour 20 minutes, 73.5 MB)


Legal / Financial

green checkTax Strategies for Job Seekers: Dealing with Deductions and the IRS featuring Susan McAteer, an independent tax advisor and former member of the Tax Advocate Service (TAS). Presented on Thursday, October 21, 2010. (MP3, 1hour 22 minutes, 75.9MB)

green checkTake Charge of Your Credit featuring Sheryle McMillan, Regional Director of Education and Community Relations for Money Management International, a non-profit, full-service credit counseling agency. Presented on March 2, 2010.(MP3, 1hour 23minutes, 76.9MB)

Click here for a copy (.pdf) of Ms. McMillan's power point presentation.

green checkHappy New Year? The Economic Outlook, featuring Fred Reinhardt, President of The Bank of Fairfield, presented on December 15, 2009. (MP3, 50 minutes, 46.5MB)

green checkWorkplace Law: What you Need to Know about Leaving Your Job and Getting a New One, featuring Julia Murphy, attorney for Outten and Golden, LLP. Presented on December 2, 2009.

green checkWorkplace Law: What You Need to Know about Leaving Your Job and Getting a New One with Julia Murphy, Attorney at Outten and Golden, LLP, one of the preeminent law firms representing employees. Presented on March 26, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 23 minutes, 76.3MB)


Personal / Social Services

green checkManaging the Stress of Unemployment for the Individual and the Family featuring Dorothy Timmerman of Fairfield Counseling Services. Presented on Monday, April 20, 2010. Please note: Due to the personal nature of this discussion, it was not recorded.  Dorothy Timmerman, Executive Director of Fairfield Counseling Services, encourages anyone who was unable to attend to contact her at 255-5777.

Click here for a brochure called "Job Loss: Setting a New Course.

green checkWhen the Economy is Down, Should You Dress Up?  featuring Scarlett De Bease, president and founder of Scarlett New York Image Consulting, LLC. Presented on March 31, 2010 (MP3, 1 hour 14 minutes, 68.2MB)

Click here for Ms De Bease's PointPoint presentation.

green checkGet the 2-1-1 on Free Employment Services with Laurel Anderson, Regional Director for United Way 2-1-1. Presented on May 6, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 19 minutes, 73.1 MB)

Self Employment

checkFrom Corporate America to Main Street America: How to Make the Move with Jim Malski, founder of Action Coach in Westport. Presented on May 19, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 25 minutes, 78.3MB)

Successful Freelancing - ( This podcast is in three parts) - with John Sarra, Professor of Information Systems at Albertus Magnus College and a successful freelancer with his own technology consulting practice. Presented on February 7, 2009. 

Part 1(MP3, l hour 32 minutes, 84.5MB)
Part 2 (MP3,1 hour 2 minutes, 57.2 MB)
Part 3 (MP3, l hour 43 minutes, 94.7MB)


job searching . resumes . interviewing . career coaching / motivation . networking . social networking .
company research
. legal / financial . personal / social services . self-employment

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