Career Coaching

Get a fresh start in your career life!  

**Workshops are not currently available as the Y is closed. Please check out Claire’s website for additional resources!**

Workshop Presenter: Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor.  

All workshops held at the YWCA. For more info call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail career@ywca-berkeley.org.

Each class is $10 for members, and $15 for non-members.

Career Coaching Workshops: 4 Focus Areas

Focus on Career Shift at Midlife

Focus on Job Search Essentials

Focus on Career Exploration

Your Potential Employers

 

 Wednesdays 10AM – 11:30AM

  • CHART YOUR JOB SEARCH PLAN | April 15th | Look at your career options, understand what you need to do to move forward and plan your targeted job search
  • 10 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER TRANSITION | April 22nd | Know why you want to change, focus on your target industry, identify your KSAs, add alternative possibilities, develop your pitch and more.
  • IS YOUR RESUME WORKING FOR YOU? | May 13th | Learn new resume standards and ways to highlight your strengths. Bring your resume and leave with solutions and fresh ideas.
  • JOB SEARCH NETWORKING AND MARKETING STRATEGIES | May 20th | Develop and practice your pitch, prepare to communicate what problems you can solve, learn ways to increase your networking and social media presence.
  • SEE WHERE YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE(S) CAN TAKE YOU | May 27th | Enumerate your work and academic skills. Evaluate your choices, understand what you need to move forward and strategize your next career move.
  • MAKE YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE | Date TBD | What do you want more and less of? Learn the 8 steps toward successful change & discover resources to aid your transition.
  • WORKING IN THE PRIME OF YOUR LIFE | Date TBD | Are you in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or more? Dream and plan for the future.

Wednesdays Noon – 1:30PM

  • CREATING AN AGELESS RESUME | April 15th | Aim for the job you want. Stress your strengths and minimize age traps. Bring your current resume to this workshop.
  • MAKE YOUR CAREER COMEBACK  | April 22nd | Are you under-employed, returning to work or working in a position beneath your skill level? then this workshop is for you!
  • FINDING YOUR CAREER PATH AT MIDLIFE | May 13th | Are you in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or 70’s? Find your compass, heart, mission, vision, target, map, hat and wand.
  • TURN YOUR CAREER DREAMS INTO REALITY | May 20th | What do you want? what is stopping you from getting it? What are you doing about it? Look at new resources and get fresh ideas in this workshop.
  • EARN WHAT YOU’RE WORTH | May 27th | Realize that you can promote your worth. Discover resources and strategies. Learn and practice salary negotiation.
  • USE YOUR CAREER PATHFINDING TOOLS | Date TBD | You need a compass, heart, mission, vision, target, map hat and wand.
  • GET READY FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH | Date TBD | Look at career options, understand what you need to do to move forward and plan your targeted job search.
  • SET AND SELECT YOUR CAREER GOALS | Date TBD | Goals are dreams that have a plan. Decide where you want to go and learn the steps to get there.

 Thursdays 10AM – 11:30AM

  • PROFILE YOUR WORK PREFERENCES | April 9th | Look at your preferred job functions, select likely industries, choose your best skills and work settings and leave with a roadmap to guide you.
  • IDENTIFY YOUR CAREER STRENGTHS USING PERSONALITY THEORY | April 16th | Take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to learn why some jobs fit you better than others and why you are drawn to certain kinds of work.
  • IDENTIFY YOUR TRANSFERABLE SKILLS | April 23rd | Name your preferred skills, select the skill cluster that best fits you, consider job titles by your field of interest, and apply your skills to your preferred settings.
  • GET THE JOB YOU WANT | May 7th | Look at bridges from your past, remember your skills and strengths, consider your requirements and timelines and utilize planned happenstance to move forward.
  • MAKE YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE | May 21st | Goals are dreams that have a plan. What is your plan? Come to this workshop to determine what you want and explore how to get from here to there.
  • TURN YOUR CAREER DREAMS INTO REALITY | Date TBD | What do you want? what is stopping you from getting it? What are you doing about it? Look at new resources, get fresh ideas and leave ready to move forward.
  • EXPAND YOUR CAREER OPTIONS | Date TBD | Consider niche and portfolio careers, creative choices, the gig economy, self-employment, emerging careers and more.
  • BUILD ON YOUR COLLEGE DEGREES | Date TBD | Look at your academic and work life. Evaluate your choices and strategize your next career move.

Thursdays Noon – 1:30PM

  • WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU? PRACTICE INTERVIEWING | April 9th| Practice the words employers need and want to hear and position yourself to be hired.
  • FIND YOUR CAREER NICHE IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE | April 16th | Complete your skill web. Name your “must haves” Look at alternative ways to work. Learn about emerging and cool careers!
  • CREATING YOUR EMPLOYMENT PROPOSAL | April 23rd | Zero in on what you have to offer. Identify employers or individuals that could benefit and begin to draft a proposal.
  • FIND OPPORTUNITIES WORKING FOR A GOVERNMENT AGENCY| May 7th | Consider federal, state and local job possibilities and learn techniques needed to obtain employment in these sectors.
  • FIND MEANINGFUL PAID WORK AT A NONPROFIT AGENCY | May 21th | Identify jobs in the non profit sector, consider agencies A to Z and consider whether working for a nonprofit could be for you.
  • FIND WORK THAT USES YOUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE | Date TBD | Remember the special knowledge you bring, explore new ways to use your skills, and see where your international experience can lead you.
  • FIND OPPORTUNITIES WORKING FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES | Date TBD | Consider federal, state and local job possibilities and learn techniques needed to obtain in these sectors.
  • YOUR EMPLOYMENT PROPOSAL | Date TBD |Zero in on what you have to offer. Identify employers or individuals that could benefit and begin to draft a proposal.
  • PRACTICE INTERVIEWING | Date TBD | Position yourself to be hired by remembering what you have to offer and practicing the phrases that demonstrate your worth.
  • EARN WHAT YOU’RE WORTH | DATE TBD | Realize that you can promote your worth. Discover resources and strategies. Learn and practice salary negotiation.

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