Career Services

01March

Career Services Taking the Show on the Road

Employment Workshop Series going to Norcross Cooperative Ministries in March


JF&CS Career Services is taking the show on the road in March! Learn effective techniques from highly qualified Job Search Specialists.

MARCH 7, 2017 - JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES 
Have you been submitting resume after resume into the bottomless pit of online portals? Come learn how to stage an effective job search. It’s more than applying for jobs on the Internet!

MARCH 21, 2017 – RESUME DEVELOPMENT
Have you heard that you should tailor your resume to each job? Come learn how to create a fluid resume that can catch the eye of a hiring manager.

APRIL 4, 2017 – INTERVIEWING SKILLS
So you've landed the interview...now what? Learn techniques and information to ace your next interview. 

Reserve your seat by e-mail at jobministry@norcrossco-op.org or by phone at 770.263.8268

Light refreshments will be served. Gas cards will be given to all participants who arrive ON TIME and stay for the entire session.

Want 1:1 help with job search, resume development, or interview skills? Visit our careers page or email one of our career specialists.

Posted in Career Services

03August

Ace Your Phone Interview

Almost every interview process will begin with a phone interview. This can seem easier than the in-person interview, but it is JUST as important. A phone interview is a first impression situation, and your invitation for the in-person interview depends on the outcome.

So let’s go over some ways to ensure you ace that first step and move on to the second.

Written by Mandy Wright, Posted in Career Services

06July

Finding Her Balance

Finding Her Balance
Sometimes things just fall into place, even when it seems like they’re falling apart. When Gloria White walked into JF&CS in January 2015, she was “a wreck, a ball of anxiety.” You wouldn’t know it now.

Gloria had been a carefree college student living on her own, “a millennial going out and having fun all the time.” Then her mom, who had been sick, needed to have a leg amputated. Gloria moved back home.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services, Career Services

08June

Are you making these common resume mistakes?

Are you making these common resume mistakes?
Writing the perfect resume can feel like being on a quest to capture a unicorn (but likely there is far more fun involved with that). It is not easy, and it is likely not your activity of choice in your free time. Here are five common mistakes we see on resumes that drive recruiters and hiring mangers crazy and be sure to avoid them.

Written by Mandy Wright, Posted in Career Services

08December

Starting on the gPATH to your career

Starting on the gPATH to your career

Many college graduates leave school hoping to land a great job. But before spending months sending hundreds of resumes into cyberspace, they need to ask themselves some questions, and they need to prepare. Obviously, they need to gure out what they want to do and which kind of job is right for them. But where to start? 

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Career Services

18November

How to get through the holidays when you’re job hunting

How to get through the holidays when you’re job hunting

Think the holidays are a bad time to job hunt? Think again. Most companies slow down between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, so hiring managers actually have more time to spend with job seekers. Come January, companies usually start hiring. The quicker you get in front of employers prior to then, the better your chances for landing a job.

Posted in Holiday Survival Guide, Career Services

17February

Help for Young Adults with Autism

Help for Young Adults with Autism

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States, according to common statistics. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies one in 88 children—one in 54 boys—to be on the autism spectrum.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Career Services, Counseling Services, Developmental Disabilities Services

14November

It's a new year . . . take charge of your career

It's a new year . . . take charge of your career

The fact is that you - not your boss nor your company - are in charge of your career. Many people wait to think of a job or career change when they are forced into it. Here are some warning signs that will help guide you into being proactive about your career versus reactive.

Written by Arvin Goldberg, Posted in Career Services

20November

A Ways to Work Success Story

A Ways to Work Success Story

Imagine your life without a car. Imagine that, starting tomorrow, you are a single parent, a recent college grad or a mature worker who has to find another way to get to work. What if public transportation isn’t an option? Suppose you are at work – after a two-hour bus ride – and the school calls to say you need to come and get your child because of illness. How would you get to a medical facility?

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Career Services

19September

Simple Tips to Make your Job Search Successful

Simple Tips to Make your Job Search Successful

Searching for a job is never easy, and is that much more difficult in our current economy. But with patience and hard work, it can be done. JF&CS has helped place hundreds of people in jobs over the past few years. In addition to our job database, we have career counselors who can help guide you through your search as well as a variety of programs and services for job seekers. In the meantime, here are just a few tips for job seekers straight from our job developers.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Career Services

04September

Volunteer Spotlight: Bradley Erbesfield

Volunteer Spotlight: Bradley Erbesfield

One year ago, Bradley Erbesfield began volunteering with Career Services – Tools for Employment. He liked volunteering so much that he decided to help out five days a week. Hearing the client success stories gave Bradley the extra motivation.

“It is nice to know that my efforts are helping people,” Bradley said.

Written by Anna Wishneff, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Career Services, Volunteer Services

08December

15 Things I've Learned About the Great Recession

15 Things I've Learned About the Great Recession

For the past two years I have facilitated a Job Seekers Support Group and heard amazing stories of what people have encountered and endured in these trying economic times. I am truly touched by what these different people have taught me and I have compiled their lessons in the list below.

Written by Betsy Frasier, Posted in Career Services, Counseling Services

31August

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Selber Kropp

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Selber Kropp

If you have been job hunting and have attended our career workshops, you might have met Rachel Selber Kropp. Rachel is one of the workshop facilitators for Career Services – Tools for Employment, leading mostly the job search skills workshop but also at times resume-writing and interviewing skills. She also runs the LinkedIn and online networking classes at JF&CS and some of the synagogues in our outreach program.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Career Services, Volunteer Services