employment & career services
I’m a Jobseeker
I’m an Employer Interested in Listing a Job with ECS
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Jobseekers: Are you unemployed? Underemployed? Changing careers? Ready to re-enter the workforce?
Then you’ve come to the right place. Employment & Career Services can provide you with the tools you need to land your next job or make a career change. We provide:
Career Workshops & Financial Education Classes
Mastering Your Job Search:
Skills for the Seasoned Worker
Tuesdays • 10:00am–12:00pm
September 16, October 14, November 11, and December 9
Cyber Café at College Avenue Center
4855 College Ave. • San Diego 92115
for employment in today’s job market can be difficult and stressful.
The application process has evolved from personal to impersonal, and in
most cases you must apply online. Yet the best job leads are still
developed among members of your personal and professional networks. Come
learn creative strategies to find employment opportunities and the
computer skills to put together a professional application. Register Online>>
Career Connections Job Club
Tuesday, September 9 • 6:00–8:00pm
JFS-Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave. • San Diego 92123
Career Connections is a job club for experienced professionals of all
ages who are actively seeking employment and/or interested in changing
careers. This is your opportunity to network, receive job leads, and
learn from professionals in the community. Register Online>>
Financial Education Workshops>>
If you still haven't found what you're looking for, call our JFS Access Line at (877) 537-1818. Our intake coordinator can connect you to a counselor or case manager who can work with you individually. All calls are completely confidential.
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Professional Job Search Services
1-on-1 Initial Consultation
Speak with one of our
career professionals about your background, situation, skills, and
goals. During this “getting to know you” meeting, our staff can better
direct you to the proper resources and begin to create a plan just for
$10 per session
Professional volunteers facilitate group
meetings twice a month. Job Club is like an employment support group
with networking opportunities and career resources.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
$75; one hour
Your resume and cover letter are your prospective employer’s first impression and the key to the job of your dreams. We will assist you in writing a polished resume that will make you stand out and land that interview. Whether you are creating a new resume or updating an existing one, we will help you focus on your strengths and individual skills to give you the most competitive resume in your field.
COPSystem Career Assessment
$100; two-part 120 minute assessment/60 minute interpretation
Not sure which career path to take? We offer a career assessment called COPSystem, an established and useful tool to assess your skills, values, and interests. Your combined results will be interpreted by a professional and give you guidance on how to structure your job search.
1-on-1 Job Coaching
with one of our career professionals for up to six one-hour sessions.
You’ll get individual guidance on resume writing, interview skills, job
searching, networking, and more.
Individualized Job Referrals
Our career professionals will search for and notify you about job opportunities they find specifically for you.
For more information, call (858) 637-3360.
“ECS gave me ideas, helped with my resume, and trained me in interviews
and my job search. I enrolled and completed all the classes I could at
JFS. They were great and always encouraging in a very dark and desperate
time. My Case Manager helped me with everything, as did ECS. Food,
housing, job search—everything! I can’t say enough about the people at
JFS. The staff are great human beings who helped me survive.”
– ECS Client
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