These resources are available for those in transition or who are currently employed and want to start searching. The longer you’ve been out of the job search process, the more helpful these resources are. The person who assembled this sample list (there are more out there) had not been in a job search outside of his previous employer for 25 years and found these resources very helpful and welcoming.
Some of these resources said they may remain on zoom post-pandemic to help those people further away from their location while other groups will return to in-person again. Many of the resources that I have found through my network are in Central or Southwestern CT, or at the shoreline (although not the eastern shoreline). The first two (John and Mary) will likely continue some services via zoom after the pandemic is behind us which helps if you are in extreme eastern parts of CT. There are also numerous resources on You Tube or Ted Talks by just searching online for your topic on career advice or job search topics. Below are resources for various levels, roles, and industries.
For further questions or assistance with the resources below or if you have resources to add based in Eastern CT or Western RI, contact David Gallagher at David@LBD-Training.com.
John is a former head of Talent Acquisition at Aetna and The Hartford before leaving to start his own firm over ten years ago. His company offers a variety of job search services, outplacement as well offers search firm services to companies looking for a particular skill set.
Non-denominational Career Transition Support | “The combination of resume assistance, job profiling, interview preparation, money coaching, emotional support, a kosher food pantry and Tara’s Closet and a large networking group continues to give participants the edge they need to find a job in today’s competitive marketplace.” These services are complimentary for people in transition. Currently the free JETS bi-weekly sessions are via zoom. In-person sessions are in West Hartford, CT.
Free weekly educational session each Thursday evening for those in transition at all levels. After 18-years of experience as a retained executive recruiter, Pat switched sides, and exposes the secrets behind the hiring curtain to give her clients an unfair advantage against a rigged and frustrating hiring system.
The website has several resources and there are also some walk-in locations around the state; one local one is in Montville, CT. You can find more information online plus free courses. American Job Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. The centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.
Many Libraries have a Career Center. Some larger ones, such as the Russell Library Career Program below offer resume and interview assistance, and have weekly educational programs centered around career and job search advice.
Weekly Zoom meetings composed of professionals looking for the next opportunity. A place for networking, sharing hints, experience and advice.
Online events for professionals and their communities. Every day thousands of thought leaders are actively sharing their insights, their ideas and their most up-to-date knowledge with professionals all over the globe through the online event technologies that BrightTALK has created. Visit for information on such topics as: Career Changes, Resume Building, and Job Search Checklists