Job Search Accelerator

Is it time to give your job search a boost? Kick off or relaunch your job search in JVS’s Job Search Accelerator. This program starts with 36 hours of in-person job search essentials training, including mock interviews with Bay Area employers. Support for your search continues after the program with weekly group sessions and opportunities to meet one-on-one with a career advisor.

In this training, you will:

  • develop a job search action plan
  • build a strong career portfolio and refresh your resume with support and feedback
  • practice for interviews
  • receive one-on-one interview and networking coaching
  • access online learning to advance soft and technical skills
  • connect to job leads
  • engage with a supportive cohort of peer job seekers

Check out JSA’s program overview for a sneak peek into what you’ll learn.


  • high school diploma or equivalent degree and be 18+ years old
  • proof of valid authorization to work in the United States
  • unemployed for 6 months + or underemployed

Read more about the program in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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

Read more testimonials from JSA alum

Job Search Accelerator

We are currently accepting applications. The application deadline is November 22 @ midnight. 

A Few of Our Instructors

Alex Vila

Alex Vila

Interim Manager, Job Search Accelerator Programs

Alex has nearly 30 years of experience in education and human development, with 20 of those years spent in executive leadership positions. Alex has held a range of roles – from a youth minister for the Catholic Church to a field consultant, well-known trainer and national speaker. Her focus on evidence-based practices and replicable strategies create programs that are high quality and relevant for job seekers.

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.


36 hours of classroom training,      9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day +    weekly group meetings and 1:1 work with a job search specialist

December 2019 Schedule

Dec. 10, 11, 12 (T, W, Th)

Application deadline: November 22 @ midnight  

Location: JVS San Francisco,            225 Bush St. Suite 400,                    San Francisco, CA 94104

Topics: Job search strategy, mock interviews, guidance in online learning

Cost: none