Job Search Workshops

Want to get just a taste of JVS? Register for one of our free, monthly workshops by clicking View Details below and then add the workshop to your cart. For technical support or to cancel a workshop, please email info@jvs.org with your full name, the workshop title and date.

  • Design and Direct Your Job Search Strategy
    December 18, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A plan is a great place to start or refocus your job search. We’ll start with an overview of the elements of a job search and work together on the planning and organizing skills you need to maintain momentum and land your next position. By the end of this workshop, you will: create or refine (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

  • Clarify Your Target Job Strategy Session
    December 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed to follow-up on the Clarify and Construct Your Target Job Workshop offered each month at JVS. The process of identifying and constructing the profile for your next job can be intense. It require a great deal of brainstorming, networking, and refining. This Strategy Session will give participants a chance to work (more…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

  • Job Search Accelerator Info Session
    December 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Is it time to give your job search a boost? Kick off or relaunch your job search in JVS’s Job Search Accelerator at no cost to you. This program starts with 36 hours of in-person job search essentials training, followed by weekly group meetings and opportunities to meet one-on-one with a career advisor. Learn more and (more…)


  • Target and Tune Up Your Resume
    December 20, 2017
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will give you a chance to analyze job postings from the perspective of a hiring manager. You’ll develop a strong and consistent applicant profile by aligning your job search materials using successful models. By the end of this workshop, you will: analyze job postings from the hiring manager’s perspective improve your job search (more…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

  • Expand and Explore Your Networking Skills
    January 8, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Networking is essential for any job seeker. Attend this fun, interactive workshop to learn new techniques for making connections. You’ll practice sharing your interests and goals and create a plan for an exciting journey using informational interviews. By the end of this workshop, you will: identify concerns or obstacles that are impeding your networking create (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

  • Practice and Polish Your Interview Skills
    January 8, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A great interviewee demonstrates confidence, competence and commitment. They also create chemistry during the interview so that the hiring committee says, “That’s our candidate!”. This workshop offers you the opportunity to prepare for interviews. You’ll refine your opening statement, analyze interview questions and practice responses. By the end of this workshop, you will: apply a (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark
    After a successful career in sales and as a corporate sales trainer, Holley found her calling in nonprofits and brought her passion for helping others and exceptional presentation skills to JVS. She specializes in helping people learn how to present themselves to employers.

  • Explore your Tech Career
    January 16, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need new skills to get your next technology job? Join our special guest, Sameer Siruguri, Bay Area tech expert, to explore the steps you need to develop your career in tech. We will examine various career paths and job options in the IT sector and in ‘tech-adjacent’ sectors. By contrasting job descriptions for some common (more…)


  • Clarify and Construct Your Target Job
    January 16, 2018
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Achieving clarity about your target job is a fundamental step in the job search process. This workshop will give participants a chance to explore their strengths, values, interests, and preferred work environments in order to envision that next role. Join us to spend some time clarifying and constructing your target job. There is a follow (more…)

Instructor

  • Kate Lorch
    Kate loves to help people solve the puzzles of their work life and their job search. She has worked in vocational training for five years and has over 10 years of experience teaching high school and mentoring teachers. She received a master’s degree in Teaching from Brown University and is also a National Board Certified Teacher.