Job Search & Small Business 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.
Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund Launched
The Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, a public-private partnership providing low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut, is now open, with applications accepted for loans ranging in size from $5,000 to $500,000. The program is designed to help small businesses and nonprofits, especially those in low-income and historically underserved community, gain access to working capital. Loans have a 4.5% fixed interest rate; small businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer full-time employees and annual revenues of less than $8 million are eligible to apply.
The state will initially invest $75 million into the partnership, which is hoped to become self-sustaining in time. Small businesses and nonprofits can apply online at www.CTSmallBusinessBoostFund.
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in a different industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process. Job & Career Accelerator™ puts everything you need to land a job in one place. You can:
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Veterans make up 7.6% of the US population, but are twice as likely to own a business civilians. They own 9.2% of all U.S. businesses, employ 5.8 million employees & make $1.1 trillion in sales. Score is Here to Help! Some of their mentors also served in the military. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them, too.
Sponsored by Facebook. This webinar – for veterans by veterans – will help you find out if you’re ready to transition your skills to main street entrepreneurship and have what it takes to launch a business. VIEW HERE
Helping Veterans Begin Careers
Platform to Employment (P2E) for Veterans is a preparatory program that includes skills assessment, career readiness workshops and personal coaching geared towards helping Veterans re-enter the workforce. P2E incorporates a successful curriculum of self-assessment, managing change, effective communication and successful job search strategies. P2E or Veterans helps people who have been out of work 6 months and exhausted their unemployment benefits. Their education and career counseling program is a great opportunity for Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths.
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? You can connect with a free live job coach or visit the Career Prep & Job Resources section of SkillSurfer.
Provides live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Personalized career center is seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.
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For unemployment questions, please visit www.FileCTUI.com.
This no-cost Employment Services is offered by phone, email or video conferencing. Limited in-person appointments may be available. Response time may vary. Allow 2-3 business days for a response.
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“The Fundamentals of Starting or Growing a Business” is a 5-session series for those who are considering starting a business or looking for insights and inspiration for growing their business. These 90-minute sessions are presented by SCORE Mentors and other entrepreneurs. The series is offered fall and spring. If you missed the fall series, you can register to view the pre-recorded sessions on-demand.
The live webinar series will be offered again on 5 Tuesday evenings starting March 30, 2021. Find out more at sect.score.org/fundamentals-starting-or-growing-business.
On-Demand Business Fundamentals Sessions – (Recorded Fall 2020)
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Meet with SCORE mentors one-on-one for support and guidance to help businesses succeed. Click to register for upcoming webinars or to find a mentor. Contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 388-9508.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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