Sign up for an Online Orientation with The WorkPlace and Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center.
Virtual workshops and hiring events hosted by Pacific Gateway.
FREE ONLINE LEARNING
You can now take advantage of these free courses to enhance your skills and obtain industry recognized credentials that will prepare you for local, in demand jobs!
LONG BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.
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Week of September 21st:
LBCC - Long Beach Community College
The Financial Literacy Program provides students the essential skills for personal money management. Students learn about budgeting, saving, debt, credit, as well as education, housing, transportation and investing options. These courses are short-term and begin soon – don’t miss out!
See a list of skills for your resume depending on what type of job you’re after.
Therapy in a Nutshell
It can be hard to fall asleep when you're anxious, and insomnia can make anxiety worse. But you can train your brain to worry less and to sleep better when you're anxious by using the skill of Deliberate Worry.
Week of September 14th:
Google made waves recently by announcing its new program, "Google Career Certificates," a collection of courses designed to help participants get qualifications in high-paying, high-growth job fields without attending university.
Yes, You Should Still Take Time Off Work During COVID-19—Here’s How to Make the Most of It.
Take a few minutes to learn practical, sustainable mindfulness tips that will help you avoid burnout and reduce stress with work life and home life.
Many of you might be wondering how to adapt to the new circumstances, and many questions may arise when thinking about how to pivot in-person events to virtual. Check some of the most general questions with PowerToFly.
Tips and tricks on managing your time as effectively as possible of several remote working experiences.
Week of August 31st:
Networking has a bad rap, but Joanne Karmens believes building strong relationships can lead to opportunities and enrich your career.
Read about the three second-order predictions—for our economy, our workforce, and our politics. Because predicting the future is, like dart throwing, easily done and often misdirected, each prediction ends with the best argument to think of for why it won’t actually come true.
When it comes down to it, expanding and diversifying your network is part of your personal development and professional growth. The more you reach out, the more you’ll also learn about yourself
Coronavirus has the topic of telemedicine at the forefront of prevention, but amid the current outbreak, it is seeing a surge in popularity and use.
Week of August 17th:
With so many tools available, we may find ourselves constantly switching between different tools. But even though the products are similar, they're certainly differentiating themselves by focusing on workflows using templates.
• Airtable, is a Google Sheets replacement. It has a rich templating ecosystem, with pre-built spreadsheets for content calendars, project tracking, user research, employee directories, and more.
• Notion, a document management platform, has templates for everything from wedding planning to roadmapping.
• Quip, which replaces Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, also has a rich template ecosystem.
• Coda, is a replacement for G-Suite. It comes with a doc gallery that includes templates for making investment decisions, doing retrospectives, and running distributed projects.
Week of August 10th:
Consider these simple ways to switch up your routine, help you focus, and boost your mood while you work.
Ready to turn up the happiness dial? Ahead, we outline 10 simple but impactful daily habits and self-care rituals that take two minutes or less to reduce stress, increase endorphins, and encourage a happier feeling overall.
Zoom Like A Rockstar
Get empowered to feel your best in virtual meetings, express your individuality, and build moments of fun into your day with some new features that uplevel your video game.
The Ultimate List
Although the coronavirus is keeping us at home for the foreseeable future, there are plenty of activities to do while quarantined alone or with roommates, partners, or family.
Week of July 27th:
Opportunities to learn and advance your career remotely may well be a silver lining in a pandemic-rocked world. But it’s harder than ever to decide what program or course is right for you. Here’s how to pick the right one.
Want to find the job of your dreams in 2020? Then you need to know what skills companies are looking for.
Employers hire the right talent by evaluating the qualities and qualifications that matter most to their business. This video will teach you about different types of skills, where to learn them and how to communicate them to hiring managers.
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University and college students, learn for free with Coursera
Continue building in-demand career skills during COVID-19. Sign up for free access today, and enroll in any of 3,800 courses through September 30, 2020. Simply, Enter your school email to get started.
Week of July 20th:
Taking the Leap
Steps to Take If You Want to Change Careers Successfully
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Career Change During COVID19
After everything we’ve all been through these last several months, it makes sense if your priorities are shifting or if you’re questioning all kinds of things—including your career path.
Work @ Home
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Week of July 13th:
Your sleeping position may have meaning that you didn’t understand before. The sleeping positions of many people vary, and can reveal things about them that are hard to know before.
Consider this list of more than 40 of the most commonly asked interview questions, along with advice for answering them all.
Here are reasons why learning how to read body language is so important when it comes to befriending others and making long lasting relationships. To successfully read someone’s body language, you need to study their facial expressions and their psychology.
Search Jobs by Location – Job Level (Internship/Entry Level/Mid-Level/Senior Level) – Company Size (Small/Medium/Large).
Week of July 6th:
Here are the top five helpful things when it comes to communication. Identify the ones that you need to work on, and start moving them into your conversation skill set today.
Do you do a lot of hard work that goes unnoticed? Do you find it difficult to talk about yourself and your accomplishments? Learn how self-promotion will manage your anxiety and empower you to champion yourself, unlocking career opportunities and inner confidence.
Compare conference call providers on cost, integration & collaboration, and ease of use. Here are the 11 best free web conferencing software providers with video and screenshare.
Week of June 29th:
Personality and emotions are hardwired in each of us. You can’t control the way challenging people or situations make you feel. You can, however, change how you react and learn to read and influence the emotions and reactions of others
Does the pandemic have you rethinking your career goals and reevaluating your priorities? With all the rejections and no word back on job applications, you might be wondering "what's next?" Perhaps you're even considering a career change.
Feel free to explore these free professional development webinar videos on a variety of topics such as self-care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in times of stress.
The ConnectedLB Platform allows Long Beach residents to find low-cost Internet services and computers in their local neighborhoods by entering their zip code. For more information, visit the website.
Week of June 22nd:
Virtual Summer Camps
Need something to keep your kids busy this summer? Help them make the most of their break with interactive camps taught by expert instructors.
Get Your Focus Back
All of us are wearing many hats right now: coworker, boss, project manager, partner, parent, friend, caretaker, and advocate. There’s a lot happening—not only in the world but also at home and work—and it’s really hard to juggle all of it.
Focus is a learnable skill. You can start teaching yourself by checking out these four surprisingly simple approaches.
Focus is an important ingredient for success. These three tools have been lifesavers.
Many employers are conducting interviews virtually, or by video chat, to continue hiring during COVID-19. This webinar will help you prepare for success at your virtual hiring event interview.
• How to prepare for a virtual hiring event
• Tips for video interviews
• What to do when things don’t go as planned
Week of June 15th:
We all want to feel accepted at work, and an inclusive culture makes that possible. On top of that, diverse workplaces are often more innovative and more profitable.
Usually, applying this unique methodology is costly as you need to use several paid software. However, this tutorial is 100% for free.
Who You Are
Watch this video to determine what core values are, why core values are important, and how to find your core values in 3 easy steps, including the most important core values litmus test.
When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things and discover a powerful new mindset.
Week of June 8th:
Google Digital Garage
Discover a range of free learning content designed to help you in your career. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end. The majority of the courses are free, and approved by industry experts, top entrepreneurs and some of the world’s leading employers. So you can be sure you’re learning up-to-date, real-world, skills that help you reach your goal.
Amazing Educational Resources offers access to quality educational materials and facilitates access to and sharing of free high -quality resources among teachers, parents and students.
At DigitalLiteracyAssessment.org, you can learn exactly how proficient you are with your digital skills. You can also monitor your success over time, and even get a certificate of completion for your work if you participate in a sponsored program.
Nine Self-Paced Videos Covering Python, IoT, Data Analytics, Excel and Machine Learning Provide An Accessible On-Ramp to In-Demand Subjects
The initial set of courses in DeVry’s Skill-Building Video Library include:
1. Data Visualization in Python with Matplotlib
2. Simulating An IoT Home Security System With Tinkercad
3. Data Wrangling In Python Using Pandas
4. Programming with Python
5. Data Analytics With Power BI
6. Enhance Your Excel Skills For Business Success
7. How to Find Loans and Grants for your Business During COVID-19
8. Covid-19 Business Toolkit Series - Managing Business Financials
9. Application of Machine Learning with Python
Week of June 1st:
How to relieve stress? Try an ancient Japanese technique of self-relaxation that will not take you more than 5 minutes and can be done just about anywhere. To practice the technique, it is important to understand that each of the fingers of our hand represents a different feeling or attitude.
What is the Difference?
What will you do to be more proactive in your search? This video discusses the differences between a proactive and reactive job search and offers tips on how to seize control of your opportunities.
Science is the Best
By doing the following exercises each day for the next 21 days, you can re-wire your brain, so that you can focus on the positive, rather than the negative.
Week of May 25th:
Discusses how to bring out the potential in all people, including those with disabilities. Get inspired, hear success stories, learn tips and principles for maximizing talents–both apparent and hidden!
COVID-19 and Your Job Search
There may be some opportunities for those that want to make a wholesale switch. With lots of low-status work between here and your dream. If you want it, may as well start now while all the rules are out the window.
Week of May 18th:
Before you go off and send out dozens of messages, there a few important guidelines to keep in mind as you tap into your network
By DeVry University
Virtual Field Trips
Here's a comprehensive list of some great virtual tours, zoo cams, and STEM activities (and we even threw in some doodling and celebrity readings), and it's all free!
Week of May 11th:
We are in the process of taking our first steps into the new world. Here are 5 skills to double-down on to ensure you are moving in the right direction
Connect live with Microsoft Store associates for online training and solutions for working and learning from home.
A guide to how to take care of yourself and those you love when your stuck at home as a result of social distancing and self-isolation, and anxiety and coronavirus cabin fever begin to set in!
- The Designers who Code
- The Career Jumpers
- The Ambitious Advisors
- The Creative Hackers
- The Industry Academics
- The Community Builders
Week of May 5th:
Free Online Learning
You can now take advantage of these free courses to enhance your skills and obtain industry recognized credentials that will prepare you for local, in demand jobs!
A wide range of memory games to ensure that everyone can find themes that please and match their tastes. All online memory games for adults on this website are completely free and unlimited.
What’s the best way to answer when the interviewer asks why they should choose you over another candidate who has the same qualifications?
Try putting yourself in the interviewer’s shoes for a minute. What questions would you ask to find the candidate who can come up to speed quickly, and who genuinely wants to work for your company?
Stress and Coping
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Week of April 27th:
Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for an in-depth webinar on the Federal Government interview process.
Formula For Answering
Are you preparing for an interview, and you want to be supremely prepared when you get a behavioral interview question, or a situational interview question? In this video, you'll get the very best formula for answering these types of questions, which are very popular with hiring managers, human resources, and all levels of recruitment.
Explore information on and example answers to commonly asked phone interview questions to prepare you for your next call with an employer.
Do social etiquette norms apply in the time of Corona?
With the rise of social media and other technological wonders, social etiquette evolved enough to still be relevant within the digital landscape.
These video resources are here to provide information on various career topics. Each video is approximately 30 seconds long to provide you with the information you are looking for in the quickest way possible.
Week of April 20th:
More companies are going remote these days, making remote workers on distributed teams productive from anywhere.* *Working remotely may be essential: with kids at home, pets to pet, avoiding traffic on the way to work, or traveling the world everyday while still getting paid – all good benefits.
Boost your skills
With many live events going digital, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your résumé.
Brush Up on Virtual Interviewing
There’s a chance that you’ll land a job interview during the pandemic. But, of course, there won’t be an in-person interview. And, in reality, if you’re focusing on a remote job, you’ll likely have to do a video interview—pandemic or not!
- How To Prepare For Video Interviews
- 8 Proven Video Interview Tips to Help You Succeed
- 7 Body Language Tips for a Video Interview
- 3 Things You Should Never Do During a Video Interview
Week of April 13th:
If your employment has been impacted, here’s a list of company hiring statuses, just filter to “hiring” so the freezes are removed (or keep if the client wants to know the status of various companies).
Job search advice for those unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three ways to keep your job search active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
275+ Enrichment activities for children while parents are working remotely.
Week of April 6th:
Check out the five soft skills below that are essential for success—all of which you can teach yourself to practice in your daily interactions.
While other social networks like Facebook and Twitter focus more on your personal life, LinkedIn is all about professional networking - that is, building a group of contacts to help advance your career.
Stress, Anxiety, and...Work
8 Tips for Combating Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job Every Day
Realize that when unplanned things happen, feeling out of control is normal. Allow yourself the freedom to grieve canceled events, loss of schedule, and the ability to gather together without fear.