Customized Career Services for Professionals

Do you want to change careers? Or are you looking for a better job? If so, we can help!

Our Professional Career Services team will work with you to achieve these career goals. We offer various workshops as well as individualized 1-on-1 sessions. Our clients include new grads, young professionals, established professionals, career changers, career re-launchers and mature workers 55+. We can partner with you to find a more satisfying career and better paying job in less time.

Let Us Help You:

Job Search Coaching

• Implement an effective job search plan
• Navigate the hidden job market
• Integrate social media including LinkedIn & Twitter
• Create superb resumes
• Interview like a pro
• Evaluate job offers
• Negotiate salary

Career Counseling

• Analyze your skills and preferences
• Identify and explore career options
• Make decisions based on self-knowledge and job market trends
• Develop a plan to reach your goals
• Resolve current workplace issues 

All services are below market value. Contact us now to see how we can help with you job search!

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Testimonials:

“Not only did I walk out with an action plan to develop, but numerous resources to weave into the plan.”

“You’ve been SO helpful with my resume and … you were right – it’s all about LinkedIn and networking.”

“You did an excellent job in guiding our group discussion, getting everyone involved, and providing a calm and soothing atmosphere.”

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, qualified jobseekers may be eligible to receive an Individual Training Account (ITA) which will cover, up to a set cost, a short-term vocational training program. All approved training programs have been thoroughly vetted and will guide students through career advancement. The subjects are wide ranging and include administration, art, customer service, healthcare, hospitality, human services, IT, and project management.

To be eligible for WIOA funding through JVS CareerSolution, you must lack marketable skills and be either a:
        • Low Income Boston Resident
        • Dislocated Worker (collecting Unemployment Insurance) with a Boston tie (through your residency or last employer)
Section 30/Training Opportunities Program/TOP

Section 30 approval allows unemployment insurance (UI) claimants to collect benefits while enrolled in full-time, approved training. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) waives the usual requirement to look for employment while the claimant attends training to develop marketable skills and find suitable employment.

Section 30 Benefits:
        • You may be eligible for UP TO an additional 26 weeks of UI benefits while in approved training, as long as the training is approved by DUA to enhance skills for “in demand” jobs..
        • Your work search requirements may be waived while attending full-time, approved training.
Section 30 Logistics:
        • Section 30/TOP does not pay for training
        • Section 30/TOP form must be submitted to DUA by the 20th payable week of benefits.
Section 30 Next Steps:

1. First you must locate a Section 30 approved program, find the list at jobquest.detma.org or ask the financial aid office at your school
2. Gain acceptance into Section 30 Approved Program – every school has a different process
3. Once you are formally accepted, print the Section 30/TOP form from your UI online account — the same place where you file your weekly claim for benefits. It will be 6-7 pages in total.
4. Bring the Section 30/TOP form to the school’s representative, and have them complete their respective two pages of the form.
5. As the customer, make sure you fill out your respective portions of the form
6. Once the form is completed, submit the form to Unemployment Insurance in person at 19 Staniford Street in Boston

Other Services

Job seekers who are not approved for a training voucher may be eligible for Individualized Services, which provide intensive one-on-one coaching from a Career Navigator to help you land your next job.

Ex-Offender Services

Job Seeking can be particularly challenging for an ex-offender. Almost every employment application asks in some fashion if a person has a criminal record. We understand that a person with a criminal record is going to face greater challenges in obtaining work, but many individuals with records do find employment and meaningful careers.

CORI Drop-In Hour

If you have a criminal record and are having issues finding employment, a CareerSolution career counselor/job developer can help you:

  • Obtain a copy of your Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and discuss how it affects your job search
  • Practice interviewing and learn to respond to questions about your CORI
  • Learn how to job search with a criminal record
  • Provide assistance on how to develop a resume and cover letter that highlights your skills and experience
  • Explore the industries and occupations for appropriate employment options
CORI Review

Provides notary services to obtain a free copy of a personal CORI Report. After receiving the CORI, CareerSolution sets up legal services for interpretation and advice.

Disability Employment Services

" There’s an employer out there looking for someone with your skills and experience."

 Universal Access

CareerSolution offers specialized staff who are available to support a persons with disabilities access services at the One-Stop Career Center.  They are also available to assist employers with their recruitment needs.

Assistive Technology Available

CareerSolution provides specialized equipment/computer programs to allow individuals with disabilities utilize the career center independently.

  •  Adaptive equipment and resources for individuals with disabilities
  • CCTV multicolor magnifying system for print material
  • ZoomText – computer screen enhancer
  •  JAWS – screen reader
  • Dragon Dictate – voice activated typing program
  • Choris Listening System – amplifies sound
Additional Resources Relating to Reasonable Accommodations, Assistive Technology and Accessibility:

Manage your Career

Introducing Gateway to Careers

A FREE interactive, comprehensive career management tool...GatewaytoCareers.com

 

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The Career Gateway is a way to access online tools, resources and leads that help you to be more successful in finding and securing   employment. You’ll learn about career opportunities, find training programs, links to placements services, and much, much more.

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Gateway is a practical and easy to use web-based resource that can be used to complement and support you in achieving your goals!

 

Features Include…

•    Professional Portfolio Development

•    Career Assessments
•    Labor Market Information
•    Training & Education Resources
•    And More…

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