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920 SAYBROOK ROAD, HADDAM, CT 06438     P:860.345.2204

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Job Search Resources

Here you’ll find not only job search sites but: resumé help, state unemployment sites, social media, webinars, small business, and other job related opportunities.

JOBNOW! Live Job Assistance

Are you unemployed and not sure what job opportunities to look for? Do you have an online interview? Are you looking to build skills while you job hunt? Visit [name of library’s] website to find JobNow. You can connect with a free live job coach or visit the Career Prep & Job Resources section of SkillSurfer to learn career information for COVID-19

Live Ongoing SCORE Webinars

Get strategies from industry experts to help your business succeed.

Weren’t Able to Attend?  View On-Demand!

“The Fundamentals of Starting or Growing a Business” is a 5-session series for those who are considering starting a business and for current business owners looking for insights and inspiration for growing their business. These 90-minute sessions offer the opportunity to learn from SCORE Mentors and other entrepreneurs.

The series is offered each fall and spring (online via Zoom since the pandemic). If you missed the fall series, you can now register to view the pre-recorded sessions on-demand, at your own convenience.

If you would like to attend the live webinar series, it will be offered again for 5 Tuesday evenings starting March 30, 2021. Find out more at

On-Demand Business Fundamentals Sessions – (Recorded Fall 2020)

Session 1: What’s the Big Idea? (Recorded 9/30/2020)

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Session 2: Customers and Competition (Recorded 10/7/2020)

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Session 3: Marketing & Sales Basics (Recorded 10/14/2020)

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Session 4: Digital Marketing Must-Haves (Recorded 10/21/2020)

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Session 5: Show Me the Money! (Recorded 10/28/2020)

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You have two weeks to view the recording once you register.

SCORE is also here to mentor in one-on-one sessions with counselors to provide ongoing support and guidance to help businesses succeed. Visit their website to register for upcoming webinars or to find a mentor.  Contact them via emailing or calling (860) 388-9508.


LearningExpress Library

BML is pleased to offer a free career service through the CT State Library and Ebsco.  Use this link for for access

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Job & Career Accelerator

  • Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals.

Computer Skills Center

  • Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.

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The number one complaint from students and recent graduates looking for jobs and internships is: “I apply, but the companies never get back to me.” WayUp announced that you will now hear back from every single company when you apply on WayUp.


50 Common Interview Questions

One of the best ways to get ready for an interview is to practice your responses to common interview questions. Here are 50 of the most frequently asked questions.

Essential Advice for Entry-Level Job and Internship Hunting During COVID-19 Webinar

These are links to a very fine webinar presented May 13th for graduates and other entry level job seekers. Cappfinity is a “strengths-based assessment firm that identifies Capability and Engagement, finding people who both can-do and love-to.”

10 Resume writing tips to help you land a job

Hiring managers will reference your resume throughout the hiring process to determine if you’re the right fit for the job. Use these 10 tips to help you perfect your resume and land a job.

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Resume Blog and Tips 

How to Ace a Video Interview

Due to the pandemic, millions of people are working from home. If you’re a recent college graduate, that means you’ll face some unique challenges in your job search. For one, you’ll probably have to interview remotely instead of meeting with the company in-person. While interviewing from your couch may sound much more relaxed than a face-to-face meeting, remote interviews take some extra work to make them successful. To help you succeed on a video interview, here are some tips.

Welcome to Brainfuse JobNow!

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.

Job Search | Indeed

With Indeed, you can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career. With tools for job search, resumes, company reviews and more.

Tips From a Recruiter: Standing Out During COVID-19

Hiring managers may only have a few seconds to review your resume and see if you’re the right fit for the job. Use these three tips from an Indeed recruiter to make sure your resume is setting you up for success.

Glassdoor Job Search | Find the job that fits your life

Explore Glassdoor. Search for jobs, salary information, company reviews, and interview questions. Current and former employees anonymously review companies. Glassdoor also allows users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform.

Job Search Engine | SimplyHired

Search for job opportunities across the United States on SimplyHired. Browse by job category, city, state, employer and more. Get a head start and post your resume. is your source for jobs and career opportunities. Search for jobs, read career advice from Monster’s job experts, and find hiring and recruiting advice.

Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website – your online information center for workforce services and programs like unemployment benefits.



Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Connecticut. Search jobs, create resumés, find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, search labor market information.


Welcome to the TRAIN Learning Network

TRAIN is a national learning network that provides quality training opportunities for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health.  You can set up an account and take classes.


A business and employment-oriented online service mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. LinkedIn allows members (workers and employers) to create profiles and “connections” to each other in an online social network. Members can invite anyone to become a connection.  Profiles can be used when applying for jobs online and employers may contact members when the job search in the profile is turned on.

An employment website founded in 1995 and with offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. provides labor market intelligence, talent management software, and other recruitment solutions, including online career search services for more than 1,900 partners as of March 2008, including 140 newspapers and portals such as AOL and MSN.


Free business advice and ongoing mentoring to help you start up a new business or improve the results of your current small business. SCORE 40+ business professionals who volunteer to help build small businesses in our community. Running a business is challenging; but you are not alone. SCORE has helped entrepreneurs in “start-up” mode, as well as owners of established small businesses by providing ideas and guidance to grow their business. Southeastern Connecticut SCORE® is a non-profit partner of the SBA, chartered by the US Congress to offer free business counseling to the public. Education is an important focus. They offer 60 workshops a year covering: business basics, managing finances, digital marketing and social media, franchising, and preparing business plans.

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.  Corona Virus Relief Options