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JVS PROFESSIONAL CAREER SERVICES

Our Professional Career Services team can help you achieve your career goals. Located in the heart of Downtown Boston (and a satellite office in Newton, MA), we offer one-on-one meetings with our expert career coaches, advanced job search strategy workshops, resume writing, LinkedIn training, networking assistance, and so much more! 

We also provide outplacement services and professional development sessions for employers and organizations. For more information, check out our Employer Services page. 

Our expert career coaches will help guide you on your journey to a more fulfilling career. Click here to meet our team and learn about their industry expertise. Our services are subsidized due to the generosity of donors, allowing us to offer very affordable rates. Subsidized rates range from $25 for workshops to $93 per hour for 1:1 professional services. 

Our Customized Services

Meet with our career counselors to:

  • Identify and analyze your skills, interests, and values, and clarify your goals
  • Explore and evaluate career options and develop a plan to reach your goals
  • Make decisions based on self-knowledge and job market trends
  • Take assessment instruments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and receive expert interpretation

Meet with our career navigators to:

  • Design and implement a job search strategy
  • Interpret state of the art labor market information
  • Ensure that your resume is well targeted
  • Master the interview
  • Evaluate job offers

Meet with our resume writers to:

  • Develop a customized resume that targets your career goals
  • Create a resume that is compatible with Applicant Tracking System Technology
  • Craft effective cover letters, letters of introduction, and other related documents
  • Learn how to get your resume in the right hands

Meet with our career navigator to:

  • Compose a compelling headline and summary
  • Add multimedia to your profile
  • Learn how to increase activity and networking efforts
  • Customize your job search and create job alerts
  • Get a professional LinkedIn headshot

Our seminars and groups teach the latest strategies and skills to help you land a new job or new career. Our 6-week groups gain rave reviews! We also design customized workshops and groups to present to employers and organizations. These offerings are hosted at our career center, MassHire Downtown Boston. Click below for a list of workshops and descriptions.

Our team can offer:

  • Expert 1:1 career and job search coaching
  • Customized workshops for laid-off staff and for professional development
  • Competitive pricing for businesses and organizations

Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Each month, we offer a variety of workshops and seminars. These offerings are hosted at our career center, MassHire Downtown Boston.

Click here for list of workshops and descriptions.

Your New Career (3-Part Seminar) (6/14, 6/28 & 7/12 @ 9:30 am)

Thinking of changing jobs/careers? Want to find more options? In this workshop, we will use assessment exercises and access resources to help you better understand your own unique combination of skills and interests and help identify job options that fit you and your needs.

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LinkedIn Advanced Strategies for Online Networking (6/18 @ 1:00 pm)

Learn tips & tricks of networking and utilizing existing information on LinkedIn to support your strategic job search goals.

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Personal Branding (6/19 @ 1:00 pm)

Personal Branding is a key component to effectively marketing yourself in the professional workplace. It’s part of the conversation between you and your audience whether it be customers, colleagues, or employers. By establishing a strong personal brand you are creating a vision, a promise, or an idea in the minds of others.

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Online Webinar - Networking for Introverts (6/24 @ 1:00 pm)

If you’ve heard that networking is an essential part of the job search, but the thought of it makes you cringe, come learn some strategies that make the process more tolerable by capitalizing on the strengths of introverted or shy personalities.

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LinkedIn Clinic (6/25 @ 1:00 pm)

To fully utilize your LinkedIn account, you should be updating your profile and maintaining your activity periodically. In this hands-on workshop, each participant will receive 15 mins of undivided attention.

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Client Testimonials

“All of the advice and workshops were spot on; they totally changed my job search for the better, and I am so grateful for all the help.”

“ My resume was reading “old.” After you updated it I got many, many responses. Without {JVS} , I am not sure I would have gotten as many interviews as I did. THANK YOU!”

“Everyone was fabulous. So rare to find a place where people’s up-to-date expertise is matched by empathy and compassion. You have a great thing going.”

“JVS was extremely helpful to me during this time. The workshops offered and career advice provided equipped me with the tools I needed to negotiate with my new employer. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone going through a job transition.”

“Truly encouraging, thoughtful listening and excellent advice.”


Take the Next Step in Your Career. Contact Us Today.

Email us at:  inquiry@jvs-boston.org or call us at: (617) 399-3299

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Locations:

Boston Office
75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Newton Office
580 Washington Street, Suite #2
Newton, MA 02458