Job Search Accelerator

Learn the latest job search tactics in our successful, industry-standard, and data-driven 2-week free and online job search training program. JSA is for tech-bound professionals who want to work as IT Help Desk, Admin Assistant, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Program Manager, Product Manager, Recruiter/Sourcer, Software Engineer, Project Manager/Coordinator, or Sales Development Representative. We offer job placement support for one year


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree 
  • 18+ years-old
  • California Resident, San Francisco Bay Area Preferred
  • Proof of valid authorization to work in the United States 
  • Experience using and access to office software
  • Able to navigate and engage in 4-5 hours of online learning (ZOOM and Google Classroom) Monday through Friday
  • Must have a Tech focused target job
  • Committed to attending all classes and completing all program milestones
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and able to keep it on during class
  • Stable internet to participate in video conferences
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination


Application Process: 

  • All applications are reviewed, and those selected to move forward will be contacted through email with a link to setup a Zoom session with JVS staff. We will use this conversation to learn more about you and your interest in the program
  • Selected candidates will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation/welcome session


You’ll gain: 

  • Research: decoding the job description and informational interviewing
  • Marketing materials: résumé, cover letter, LinkedIn, and elevator pitch 
  • Application: adapting your résumé to fit the job description, and understanding the Applicant Tracking System 
  • Interviewing: developing STAR stories and interviewing practice with corporate partners 
  • Networking: creating and using your social and professional network 


Support Services: 


  • Clothing, dependent care, food and groceries, health, housing, utilities, phone, and technology equipment


  • Job search workshops
  • Monthly job search advising session
  • Support to help you work in tech-enabled industries
  • Community SLACK workspace
  • Access to corporate events and mock interviews

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

Applications for Job Search Accelerator are closed.

Our Team

Amy Zhao

Amy Zhao

JSA Coordinator

Amy provides support as the JSA Program Coordinator, working with the JSA team in supporting clients journey through the program, from start to finish. Amy is a native San Franciscan and has worked in the nonprofit community since 2019. She has a passion in helping others discover and pursue their career goals.

David Robins

David Robins

Senior Instructor

David has been a trainer and facilitator at JVS for 12 years and is a Career Advisor to JSA graduates. 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 also teaches LinkedIn for Job Search and 50+ Job Search Strategies for the SF Public Library.

While JVS believes this is a program that can benefit many people who 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. 
JVS receives funding from government subsidies to provide this training to you at no cost. Hence, we are required to request certain types of information from you, including but not limited to your current employment status, city of residence, and household income. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to having the opportunity to support you. 

Program Schedule

Orientation: June 15, 2023
Program Dates: June 16 – June 30, 2023
Application Closes: June 2, 2023

Attendance required for both sessions:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9am-12pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-1pm