Job Readiness & Job Search Course
Throughout the year, we offer ten daytime courses Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm and four night courses Monday through Thursday from 6-9pm.
New classes begin each month. Information sessions about our program are held at our office every Thursday at 1pm.
You will receive extensive coaching in preparing for job interviews. Throughout the course, you will engage in approximately 18 mock interviews with staff and volunteers where you can practice answering questions about your background, past work experience, and your strengths as a candidate for employment. Our volunteers are professionals from businesses in the Greater Boston area and they will give you immediate feedback with suggestions for improvement so that you will be fully prepared when a potential job is on the line.
Our financial literacy course covers budgeting, managing credit and credit scores, selecting a health plan, and preparing for retirement.
After you accept your new job, our employment counselors will work one-on-one with you for up to two years. We’ll help you understand employer expectations, resolve common workplace conflicts, set performance goals, prepare for performance reviews and ask for raises.
We’ll also coach you on how to communicate effectively in the workplace, how to be a valued team member and how to nurture and grow your professional network. All of these practices and skills are fundamental to building a career at any stage of life, and you’ll benefit from this coaching for the rest of your professional work life.
Victor, now employed in finance, on his successful job interview
“Everything they asked me on that interview was what I learned in this class, not in email, in this very class. … That was a hard interview and after the interview on Thursday, on Monday they called me: ‘How was [your] interview?’ I told them it was fine. They say, well let us tell you we’ve given you the job!”
Nadia's day of Practice interviews
Follow Career Collaborative participant Nadia through a day of practice interviews.
Every Job Readiness and Job Search class participant completes 18 practice interviews—over the phone, one-on-one, and with a group—in order to be fully prepared for real interviews when they begin applying for jobs.