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.

  • Clarify and Construct Your Target Job
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 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. (more…)

Instructor

  • Holley Newmark Instructor
    Holley Newmark
    Holley was a client of JVS in 2012, while working as a corporate sales trainer. Through networking and an informational interview, she realized her facilitation and motivation skills were a great fit for JVS and landed a position as an instructor. Holley is passionate about helping others on their job search journeys and making a difference in people’s lives.

  • Welcome Session
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Looking for work and feeling stuck? Confused and overwhelmed by the information on the JVS website? Join us for an interactive overview of all JVS services while networking with other job seekers. (more…)

Instructor

  • Jessie Austin
    Jessie has a degree in Modern Jewish Studies from SFSU and has 10+ years of experience teaching, facilitating, and developing curriculum. Jessie is passionate about the intersection between social justice and Judaism and wants to make the world a better place by helping one person at a time.

  • Practice and Polish Your Interview Skills
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    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 Instructor
    Holley Newmark
    Holley was a client of JVS in 2012, while working as a corporate sales trainer. Through networking and an informational interview, she realized her facilitation and motivation skills were a great fit for JVS and landed a position as an instructor. Holley is passionate about helping others on their job search journeys and making a difference in people’s lives.

  • Professionals and Executive Strategy Group
    Thursday, August 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strategize in a safe environment with other senior level job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include a special focus on peer support and sharing best practices for landing senior level positions. By the end of this workshop, you will: connect with other professionals to share ideas and tips generate (more…)

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  • Mark Guterman Career Coach
    Mark Guterman
    Mark is a longtime Bay Area career consultant. He has worked with thousands of career changers and job seekers to help them articulate their value, set realistic goals, and stay the course on their way to success and satisfaction.

  • Target and Tune Up Your Resume
    Thursday, August 8, 2019
    2:00 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

  • Holley Newmark Instructor
    Holley Newmark
    Holley was a client of JVS in 2012, while working as a corporate sales trainer. Through networking and an informational interview, she realized her facilitation and motivation skills were a great fit for JVS and landed a position as an instructor. Holley is passionate about helping others on their job search journeys and making a difference in people’s lives.

  • Welcome Session
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Looking for work and feeling stuck? Confused and overwhelmed by the information on the JVS website? Join us for an interactive overview of all JVS services while networking with other job seekers. (more…)

Instructor


  • Create Your LinkedIn Network (The Basics)
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable tools a job seeker utilizes for online networking and job searching. This workshop is designed for job seekers who are new to LinkedIn. We will review the fundamentals of the profile, search LinkedIn to compare different profile styles, and answer questions about basic tools and user functions. Laptops (more…)

Instructor

  • David Robins Instructor
    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.

  • Welcome Session
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Looking for work and feeling stuck? Confused and overwhelmed by the information on the JVS website? Join us for an interactive overview of all JVS services while networking with other job seekers. (more…)

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  • 50 + Job Search Strategy Group
    Thursday, August 22, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strategize in a safe environment with other 50+ job seekers. This informal group is facilitated by JVS staff and will include topics such as addressing age discrimination in the hiring process, highlighting your work experience effectively and transitioning to a new career.

Instructor

  • David Robins Instructor
    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.

  • Create and Connect Your LinkedIn Network (Advanced)
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The capabilities of LinkedIn are almost endless – join us to explore all the bells and whistles. This workshop is designed for job seekers who are actively using LinkedIn but want to take a deeper dive. This workshop will cover how to search for a job, expand your network, message your contacts and give and (more…)

Instructor

  • David Robins Instructor
    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.