Jobs Series Podcasts


Your Personal Brand: Define It, Market It and Know How to Featuring Beth Carter, discussing Your Personal Brand: Define It, Market It and Know How to. Presented on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (MP3, 1hour 09 minutes, 63.3MB)

Answering the Toughest Interview Questions Featuring Susan LaCorte Catalano and Cathie Spano Miller, discussing Answering the Toughest Interview Questions. Presented on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (MP3, 52 minutes, 48.4MB)

Over 40 & Looking for Work Featuring the CT Department of Labor discussing Over 40 & Looking for Work. Presented on Monday, December 2, 2013. (MP3, 37 minutes, 33.9MB)

Powering Up Your Job Search with LinkedIn Featuring Carol McManus, America’s LinkedIn Lady discusses Powering Up Your Job Search with LinkedIn. Presented on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 81.8MB)

Career Coaching / Motivation

Getting Through to Hired featuring Sharon Budds, Human Resources Business Manager-US, Bank of Ireland, and Maryann Donovan, President of Impact Personnel. Presented on Monday, October 17, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 81.5MB)

Your Self, Your Career: Taking Stock featuring Master Certified Coach Christina Brandt. Presented on January 31, 2012. (MP3, 1 hour 11 minutes, 65.7MB)

Moms Returning to the Workplace featuring Kathy Caprino, founder and President of Ellia Communications, Inc. Presented on September 26, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 42 minutes, 93.7MB)

The Five Things You’re Doing Wrong in Your Job Search and How to Fix Them featuring Melanie Szlucha, owner of Red Inc. Presented on Thursday, May 12, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 33 minutes, 85.2MB)

Keeping Your Expertise Current During the Job Hunt featuring Sue Roughley, owner of Jump-Start Consulting. Presented on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 32 minutes, 84.4MB)

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

Personal 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)

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)

Putting 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)

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

How 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)

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

Advice 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)

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)

Job Searching

Connecticut Employment Trends featuring economist Patrick Flaherty from the CT Department of Labor Office of Research. Presented on June 5, 2012. (MP3, 1 hour 13 minutes, 67.2MB)

Connecticut Employment Trends: Tough Present/Promising Future presented by Patrick J. Flaherty, an economist in the Office of Research at the CT Department of Labor. Presented on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 34 minutes, 85.9MB)

Ten 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)

Corporate 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)

Get 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)

Breaking 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)

Now’s the Time to Temp, presented on December 7, 2009. Speaker MaryAnn Donovan, President of Impact Personnel.

Job 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)

Fairfield County Insider Tips with Chris Russell, founder of Presented on September 29, 2009(MP3, 1 hour 2 minutes, 56.7 MB) One Search, All Jobs with Hillary O’Keefe, Marketing Associate for Presented on April 14, 2009. (MP3, 1 hour 14 minutes, 68.2MB)

Where 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)

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

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


Job Interview Challenge featuring Melanie Szlucha, owner of Red Inc. Presented on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 44 minutes, 95.7MB)

Dissection of an Interview featuring Linda Van Valkenburgh, a certified career coach and owner of My Executive Career Coach, LLC. Presented on Monday, January 31, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 41 minutes, 92.8MB)

There’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)

What 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)

Be 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)

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

Can 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)

There’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)


Cover Letters That Command Attention featuring Elizabeth Kaufman, founder and owner of Keystone Consulting. Presented on January 25, 2012. (MP3, 1 hour 8 minutes, 62.6MB)

Exploring the Visual Resume featuring Lynn Moore, senior web producer and social marketing expert at Moore Marketing LLC. Presented on April 24, 2012. (Podcast coming soon). Powerpoint presentation by Lynn Moore available now.

Cover 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)

The 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)

Break-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.

Advanced 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)

Resume 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)

Good 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)

Self Employment

Consulting as an Option in a Challenging Economy featuring Judith T. Evans, Ed.D, a career management expert with over 20 years experience in coaching clients in wide range of options, from finding a new job to starting a business. Presented on Thursday, February 24, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 18 minutes, 70.9MB)

From 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)

Legal / Financial

Employment Law and Employees’ Rights featuring Attorney Daniel Green of Begos, Horgan & Brown, LLP. Presented on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. (MP3, 1hour 29 minutes, 81.7MB)

Tax 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)

Take 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)

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

Workplace 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.

Workplace 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)


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

Marketing Plans + Elevator Speeches = ResultsHendricks, 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)

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

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

Who’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)

LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter Can Further Your Career, featuring Peter Clayton, founder of 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

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

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

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)

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)

Personal / Social Services

Managing 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.

When 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)

Get 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)