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Jobs to Build On

2244 Church Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226
T: (718) 282-0108​

Program Summary: ​The Jobs to Build On Program provides free workforce services to unemployed New Yorkers in search of jobs. All enrolled clients​ are supported t​hrough a variety of training modules and job matching. Clients are given appropriate referrals to assist in job placement in different industries. Clients must have a traceable work history as they will need to present referrals at time of employment interviews.

Employer, industry expert and participant feedback was gathered to devise relevant, responsive curriculum that prepares our clients for the job search and maintenance process. The training modules are designed to provide clients with greater scheduling flexibility and focused topic options.The following modules are offered:

  • Effective Job Search Methods for the 21 Century – Must- know information and best practices for conducting a productive job search, such as adjusting job search expectations to align with the realities of hiring processes, understanding the online application systems, and utilizing strategies to stay motivated/engaged in the job search process.
  • Resume Workshop: Tell Your Story – Create a resume draft or enhance existing resume and ensure that it is aligned with the labor market trends, industry demands and employer expectation. Please have access to your resume (via email, flash drive).
  • Success through Networking – Many jobs in the U.S. are found through networking. Jobs are not always published and with an overwhelmingly large number of applicants, the hiring trend is becoming one in which friends and acquaintances are hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances. Learn how to market yourself and execute a 'Marketing Pitch', compile a network inventory, explore various ways to interact with other people to exchange information and to further your career.
  • Acing the Interview – Understand different types of interviews, find best ways to prepare, practice interview questions, and walk away feeling confident and ready for your next interview.
  • Keeping the Job: Making Workplace Relationships Count - Conflict is an inevitable part of work. It exists, however, it is not necessarily a bad thing. When you resolve it effectively, you can also eliminate many of the hidden problems that it brought to the surface. This module will address ways to effectively resolve workplace conflict and help maintain long-term and successful employment relationships.​

Eligibility: Unemployed, work-authorized New Yorkers who are seeking employment. Must reside in one of the five boroughs of NYC and have a High School Diploma, GED or HSE.
Clients Served Annually: 225
Referrals Accepted:​ Yes

This program is funded by the Consortium for Worker Education.

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