Career Coaching and Schedule


Career Coach: Claire Marchiano, NBCC Certified Career Counselor and former Career Center Coordinator at EASTBAY Works Concord, who brings wide experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds, education, fields and levels of experience. For additional resources curated by Claire, visit Prime of Life Circle

Now that the YWCA is open, our Career Coach is offering both small workshops onsite at the YWCA and personal, one-on-one career coaching sessions over the phone. Must be or become a YWCA member (membership is $25) to sign up, and the first 30-minute session is free! Additional appointments will be $25/appointment.

Sessions available: Monday and Wednesday mornings, and other times available by arrangement. 

What topics will we discuss?

This session will be personalized to your needs! Are you considering a career move because of COVID-19 and feeling stuck? Do you know what you want but could use some help coming up with new strategies? Are you discouraged and need a job search partner? Claire will provide guidance and resources accordingly. 


  1. If you are not already a member, please Become a Member ($25 annual fee) to receive your free 30-minute session. 
  2. Create your Personal Profile to get started. 
  3. Our Career Coach will reach out to you to schedule your session.

*Please allow at least one week in advance to schedule your session*


YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Member: $10/per Workshop 
Non-YWCA Berkeley/Oakland Member: $20/per Workshop 

Email Claire Marchiano at with questions or to sign up for a workshop. You can pay at the front desk on the day of the workshop before entering the classroom. Or, you can register the day of the workshop. You can also join the YWCA at that time for $25 and then pay the member fee for the workshop of $10 instead of $20.

  • Wednesday, November 3rd 
    • Create a Personal Brand For Your Job Search (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Explore Your Work Choices at Midlife (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, November 4th
    • Use SkillScan to Develop Your Skill Profile (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Find Your Career Niche In this New COVID Workplace (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Wednesday, November 17th
    • Profile Your Work Preferences; See Where They Take You (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Why Should I Hire You? Practice Interviewing (12PM-1:30PM)
  • Thursday, November 18th
    • Move On in Your Career Now (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Creating an Ageless Resume (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Wednesday, December 1st
    • Working Using Your International Experience (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Find Employers That Need You In This Changed COVID World (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, December 2nd
    • 10 Steps to a Successful Career Transition (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Create an Employment Proposal (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, December 9th
    • Look Again at Your Transferable Skills and Experience (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Make Your Career Comeback (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, December 16th
    • Get the Job You Want Now (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Growth Spots in Public and Private Employment  (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, January 6th
    • Is Your Resume Working for You? (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Finding Your Career Path at Midlife (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, January 13th 
    • Job Search Networking and Marketing Strategies (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Turn Your Career Dreams Into Reality (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, January 20th
    • Make Your Next Career Move In Spite of COVID (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Find Meaningful Paid Work at a Nonprofit Organization (12PM-1:30PM) 
  • Thursday, January 27th
    • See Where Your College Degree(s) Can Take You (10AM-11:30AM) 
    • Earn What You’re Worth (12PM-1:30PM) 

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