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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

A Financial Strategy for Troubled Times

Tuesday, April 8 • 6:30–8:00pm
JFS-Turk Family Center • 8804 Balboa Ave. • San Diego 92123
Learn practical information to decide whether bankruptcy is right for you. This workshop will answer the most commonly asked questions, including: Should I be considering bankruptcy? Am I eligible to file? Can I discharge all of my debt? Can I protect all of my property? Is there life after bankruptcy?
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"This class was just what I needed. Radmila was very knowledgeable and personable in her presentation – she gave terrific examples and provided me with the information I was looking for."

About Radmila
Radmila FultonRadmila Fulton received her Bachelor's in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated cum laude from California Western School of Law. She is a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Radmila is the recipient of multiple prestigious and professional awards, including Mediator of the Year from the United States Bankruptcy Court, San Diego Super Lawyers, and San Diego Magazine Top Lawyers. She has been teaching the Bankruptcy workshop at JFS for nearly four years and was awarded the Jack Stern Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011 for her noble volunteer efforts.

Writing Résumés that Work
Wednesday, April 9 • 6:008:00pm
JFS-Turk Family Center • 8804 Balboa Ave. • San Diego 92123
ResumeAre you having trouble putting your résumé together? Are you using the right words? Learn how to prepare an effective, attention-grabbing résumé and cover letter and how to best showcase your skills. Register Online>>

Juanita LedesmaPresented by Juanita Ledesma – Juanita holds a Master’s in Counseling, with an emphasis in Career Development, from the University of San Diego. She is a National Certified Counselor and Master Career Counselor with certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors and National Career Development Association. Juanita is an adjunct counselor for the San Diego Community College District in Continuing Education and has also worked for MiraCosta Community College on the noncredit campus. In her private practice, Career and Learning Transitions, she assists those who are searching for careers that will lead to workplace happiness and fulfillment in life. Juanita is the author of “Return and Succeed, Continue Your Education Now!” published in 2011.

Career Connections Job Club

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.

Join at any time!
Tuesdays • 6:00–8:00pm 
JFS-Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave. • San Diego 92123


May 13: Resume Writing Basics
May 27: Filing for Unemployment & Applying for Affordable Care Health Insurance
June 10: Looking for Work in 2014
June 24: Guest Speaker
July 8: Interviewing Basics
July 22: The Importance of Self-Care
August 12: Guest Speaker
August 26: Getting Back to Work and Final Celebration

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$10.00 per session • $70.00 for all 8 sessions if paid in full
Financial assistance available upon request

Misti AllredFacilitated by Misti Allred
Misti is a Senior HR Generalist with a focus on career development, recruitment, training, and employee relations. For the past 15 years, she has partnered with employees and managers throughout San Diego to give them the opportunities and tools needed to achieve their goals and advance their careers. Misti provides information, support, and know-how to those impacted by unemployment to help them find their next job.

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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

Career Opportunity

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 you.

Job Club
$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
Meet 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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Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA  92123

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