Job Search Accelerator

Is it time to give your job search a boost? Kick off or relaunch your job search in JVS’s free Job Search Accelerator. We offer a free two-week program for job seekers, based on their needs.

The Job Search Accelerator Program is a program for people who are looking for expert support to refine their job searching skills. It is ideal for people returning to the workforce after taking care of family, switching career paths, or those who are unemployed or underemployed.  One of the strengths of the program is it fosters a collaborative learning environment that provides structure, group support and a new network of professionals.




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What is covered in the job search training?


Learn and integrate the 7 Job Search Essential Elements:

  1. Research: Decoding the job description
  2. Marketing Materials: Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and elevator pitch
  3. Application: Adapting your resume to fit the job description. Understanding how the application tracking system works
  4. Interviewing: Developing STAR stories and practicing interviews
  5. Networking: How to create and use your social & professional network
  6. Skill Development & Job Search Action Plan
  7. Self-Care


Eligibility requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree and be 18+ years old
  • Proof of valid authorization to work in the United States
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Ability to navigate online learning
  • Must have a target job/industry
  • Willing to commit to ALL class attendance


Please note that while JVS believes this is a program that can benefit many people who may find themselves in a career transition or needing support and accountability in their job search, we must prioritize this offering to low income and other vulnerable populations based on need and the priorities of our funders. We can and will offer referrals to other no- to low-cost career resources offered in the Bay Area if we are unable to offer you acceptance into the Job Search Accelerator program at this time. 


What happens after I apply?

Applications will be reviewed within one week of receipt. A JVS staff member will then contact you to set up a phone screen. Be sure to check your spam folder in case your email provider blocks our communications.



Email: JSA Program Assistant: Imue Aiguwurhuo at iaiguwurhuo@jvs.org

What job seekers are saying:

“The Job Search Accelerator team understands the latest hiring trends and labor demands, and I’m amazed at how effective their training is. I was offered a full time position shortly after completing the program that’s on my career track despite my long period of being out of work. I know I couldn’t have done it without JVS.”

-Amy, Budget Analyst, East Bay Municipal Utility District

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We are accepting applications for the free two-week program

A Few of Our Instructors

Sesa Pabalan

Sesa Pabalan

Senior Partnerships Coordinator

Sesa has worked with JVS’s employer partners for the past two years to build mock interviews and networking opportunities for our program participants. She develops employer relationships that result in volunteer participation, job placements and informational interviews. Prior to JVS Sesa managed marketing campaigns for small businesses and belonged to the San Mateo and Mountain View chambers of commerce.

David Robins

David Robins


David has been a trainer and facilitator at JVS for 10 years and recently added Career Advisor to his roles. He has been a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), working in global companies, small consulting firms, nonprofits and government, honing his craft for 30+ years. He specializes in LinkedIn for Job Search and facilitating the 50+ Job Search Strategy Group.

Program Dates & Schedule

We have monthly programs:

  • July 20th – 31st (Orientation: July 17th)

All programs are Monday to Friday and attendance is mandatory.

Daily Schedule:

  • 9AM – 12PM – Online Instruction
  • 3:30PM – 4:30PM – PM Hours


The program includes mock interviews with employer partners and graduation that leads to involvement in a post-training program.