Virtual Services

 

PG WEBINARS

Virtual workshops and hiring events hosted by Pacific Gateway.

 

 

FREE ONLINE LEARNING

Pacific Gateway offers Metrix 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

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.

 

 


ACTIVITIES BY WEEK

 

REACTION

Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

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

 

SWITCH

How to Make A Career Change after COVID-19

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.

 

BLOG

Professional Development Video Series

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.

 

LOW-COST

Access low-cost Internet services, computers and digital literacy resources.

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

Let’s keep those young minds active

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.

4 Ways to Focus When Your Mind's Not in the Mood

Focus is a learnable skill. You can start teaching yourself by checking out these four surprisingly simple approaches.

3 Ways to Force Yourself to Focus

Focus is an important ingredient for success. These three tools have been lifesavers.

 

JOB CAST

How to Succeed at a Virtual Hiring Event

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:

 

DIVERSE WORKPLACES

Looking for an Inclusive Employer? Ask These 9 Questions during Your Interview

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.

 

 

UNIQUE METHODOLOGY

Step-by-Step guide to get tons of interviews and find a job in such a crisis

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

How to Find Your Core Values

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.
 

 

COMPARISON

To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others

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

Free live training – Why learn with Google?

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.

 

SHARING HUB

AmazingEducationalResources.com

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.

 

 

DIGITAL LITERACY

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

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.

 

 

SKILLS-BUILDING

Complimentary Technology Skills-Building Video Series by DeVry University

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:

 

RELAXATION

A Japanese Method to Relax in 5 Minutes

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?

Are You a Proactive or Reactive Job Seeker?

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

5 Proven Exercises to Make You Genuinely Happier

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:

 

PODCASTS

Human Potential At Work

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

How To Make A Career Change After COVID-19

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:

 

REACHING OUT

How to Ask for Help in Your Job Search During COVID-19 (Email Templates Included!)

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

Enhance Your Skills – At No Cost
Enhance your customer service and relationship building skills, or learn tips for managing group dynamics and working effectively in teams. You’ll also earn a certificate of completion when you finish each training track.

Track #1: Customer Service
TO REGISTER: Click here and enter code DEVRYSERVICE

Track #2: Group Dynamics
TO REGISTER: Click here and enter code DEVRYDYNAMICS

 

Virtual Field Trips

28 free virtual field trips and activities for families in quarantine

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:

 

ADAPTING

The 5 Skills Needed to Move Fast in The New World

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

 

MICROSOFT

Free virtual workshops and trainings

Connect live with Microsoft Store associates for online training and solutions for working and learning from home.

 

 

SELF-CARE TIPS

A Guide to Self Care while Social Distancing

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!

 

PROLIFERATION

The 6 builders who will thrive in the new world

  • 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

Pacific Gateway offers Metrix 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!

 

GAME TIME

Online Memory Games for Adults

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.

 

STAND OUT

Prove That you are the Best Candidate in an Interview

What’s the best way to answer when the interviewer asks why they should choose you over another candidate who has the same qualifications?

What the Interviewer Really Wants to Know

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

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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:

 

USAJOBS

Virtual Events Hosted by Office of Personnel Management

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

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions in 2020

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.

15 Phone Interview Questions (With Example Answers)

Explore information on and example answers to commonly asked phone interview questions to prepare you for your next call with an employer.

 

Lifestyle

How to Keep Social Etiquette While Social Distancing

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.

 

Career Support

Quick Video Resources & Virtual Workshops

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:

 

Going Remote

Top Remote-Friendly Companies

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

5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis

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!

Take some time to brush up on your virtual interviewing skills:
 

 

Week of April 13th:

 

Employment

Candor

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).

 

Advice

Video

Job search advice for those unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Motivation

FastCompany

Three ways to keep your job search active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Activities

Enrichment Activities

275+ Enrichment activities for children while parents are working remotely.

 

Week of April 6th:

 

Career Advice

5 Soft Skills Employers Need

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.

 

Everything Tech

What is LinkedIn?': A beginner's guide to the popular professional networking and career development site

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

How to Combat Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job?

8 Tips for Combating Coronavirus Anxiety When You Still Have to Do Your Job Every Day

 

Homeschooling

COVID-19 Homeschooling

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.

 

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