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Best Practices of Successful Job Seekers

  • Nov 27, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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The job search process can be a frustrating and lonely process. What makes it particularly difficult is not receiving feedback on so much of what you do. You can be struggling to find a job for months while it seems others land new jobs effortlessly. What techniques allow some people to become re-employed more rapidly than others? What best practices do they use, and how can you learn to master them yourself?

Join Brandi Mandato, Senior Manager of Business Services at JVS - an industry-leading workforce development organization in the SF Bay Area for almost 40 years - as she brings to light the techniques and best practices used by successful job seekers. Brandi provides an overview of effective job search skills, as supported by extensive analysis of trends among the most successful job seekers at JVS, as well as insight on how YOU can master their practices yourself.

What you can expect to learn and gain:

• How to successfully leverage your soft skills to get re-employed quickly
• How to accelerate your job search process
• Practical experience applying the techniques presented in your own job search through group work and reflection.

Speaker Biography

Brandi Mandato, Senior Manager of Business Services at JVS, has over ten years of experience in workforce development. Brandi began her work at JVS as an Employment Specialist working with adults with disabilities. She then transitioned into the role of Manger of Employment Services, and in August 2012 she accepted her current role as a Senior Manager, focusing on sector development in San Francisco, the East Bay and Peninsula. Brandi studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University of New Haven and has a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Golden Gate University. She has expertise in long-term unemployment, sector development, and strategic planning.

Program Schedule

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will run 1.5 hours. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for you to begin networking and talking one-on-one with our speakers.

$1.00 donation requested.

Mass Transit / Parking

Please note that Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non-residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your own expense.

The 16th & Mission Street BART stop is two blocks from our location, while the Market & Church Street MUNI stop is four blocks away. Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.

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