|Provides job seekers with a complete guide to developing a job search plan.
Topics include skills assessment, deciding on a career, networking, resume tips, interview preparation,
electronic resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, and various resources for career planning and job development.
Career development is a lifelong, ongoing process. Changing jobs or careers opens new doors to experiences you
may not have previously considered. Finding a new job requires full-time commitment, and is easier to accomplish
when using a variety of methods. Skills assessment, interview techniques, and networking are all essential
components of your job search.
Career counselors and Certified Professional Résumé Writers (CPRWs) in the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL)
offices are available to assist you in planning your job search and creating an attractive and effective résumé.
A list of DOL offices is provided in this Guide, as well as on our Web site: www.ct.gov/dol.
You can view hundreds of job openings posted by Connecticut employers on Connecticuts Job Central Web site
at: www.jobcentral.org/ct/. While youre browsing
the site, post your résumé into the Job Central for Connecticut employers to view.
Connecticut Job Fairs are held at various sites throughout the state, offering employers and job seekers an effective and economical way to solve their employment needs. For a schedule of events, visit the DOL Job Fairs Web site at: www.ctjobfairs.com.