Goodwill unveils new online Career Connection service - and, it's available to anyone

If you've ever felt stymied by the online job application process, or if you've had to go from site to site to find career advice or job opportunities, a new online career platform may be for you.

Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County introduced its new Career Connection service Wednesday in Wilmington. It allows the user to take a career assessment, build a resume and cover letter, and to learn about vital career skills such as interviewing and negotiating.

A video feature allows the user to practice answering interview questions.

"This is available to any resident in the State of Delaware who would like to sign on and look for a job," Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County President and CEO Colleen Morrone said. "It takes it out of the classroom and puts it into the hands of the individuals that are looking for jobs at any time of the day or night."

Delaware Labor Secretary Cerron Cade praised the service for involving the job seeker beyond just searching for openings, "to provide them with the confidence necessary to apply for that top job and to nail that interview for that long-sought opportunity."

Terrance Bobb-Jones went through the Public Allies program and is now employed by the Colonial School District. He said he is impressed with the features offered by Career Connection, adding that they're valuable even if someone is not in the job-search mode.

"There's always a good chance to better your resume, and to just brush up on some skills that you think you're good at," Bobb-Jones said.

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Mark Fowser is a veteran journalist in Delaware.