Job Search Assistance

JVS E-Learning & Podcasts

If you can't make it to one of the hundreds of JVS workshops, JVS e-Learning and podcasts are a great way to get expert advice from our employment specialists.

Online Workshops

Our online workshops are hosted on the site, This site requires that you create an account. The steps are:

  1. Fill out the New Account form with your details.
  2. An email will be immediately sent to your email address.
  3. Read your email, and click on the web link it contains.
  4. Your account will be confirmed and you will be logged in.
  5. Select JVS from the list titled “Course Categories.”
  6. Select one of the JVS online courses:

Identifying Transferable Skills (Online Workshop) - Are you interested in changing industries or fields? Having difficulty identifying and articulating your transferable skills? You can learn valuable strategies for identifying and communicating transferable skills and matching them to a new job description in this new online JVS course.

Resume Essentials I - This course will help you to create targeted resumes that attract the interest of hiring managers. This is a self-directed course and has no time minimum or maximum. To complete the course, go to the Assessment Center and see directions regarding the Completion Assignment.

If you have any questions, please email:

JVS online courses are made possible with funding from Access to Learning through Online Education  (ALOE) through the California Department of Education Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)

Online Tools

The Virtual Career Network for Healthcare - Learn how this new, online tool can help you find a job in healthcare. On the VCN, you can explore careers, take online courses, research training programs, and find a job in this growing field. For additional help finding a job in healthcare, contact JVS. View Video Podcast

Job Seeker's Guide - Learn how to use JVS' new online tool, the Job Seekers Guide. Customized for the San Francisco Bay Area, this guide can help you at any point in your career transition from career assessments to goal setting and finding a job. View Video Podcast

Podcasts and Short Videos

Your 30-second pitch - Learn how to make a good first impression on anyone who might be able to help you reach your job goal. (Download PDF Worksheet)

Networking - Learn how to leverage your own connections to find the jobs that are never advertised. (Download PDF Materials)

Interviewing - Learn valuable tips on the the most effective way to present yourself in an interview situation (Download PDF Materials).

Job Goal Setting - Learn how to research and prepare for the job search to ensure that you stay focused on your long-term goals (Download PDF Materials).

Resumes - Learn the components of a resume, how to create compelling accomplishment statements, and how to optimize your resumes so that employers are more likely to read it. (Part 1) (Part 2) (Download PDF Materials)

LinkedIn - Learn how to get started job searching on LinkedIn, how to use your existing network of friends and colleagues to find a job, and how to leverage LinkedIn's relationship with Simply Hired to generate even more job leads. (Part 1) (Part 2)

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