Career Skills & Connections

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”  —  Maimonides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Skills & Connections (CSC), provides comprehensive job search guidance to professionals in the Kansas City Metro area. Following current best practices, our experienced Professional Career Coaches teach clients to use proven techniques that increase marketability, shorten the job search, and land that next opportunity

Guiding clients toward accountability, structure and commitment.

  1. Career Coaching: One-on-one support and guidance designed to help clients develop and execute effective career transition strategies to meet their career goals and land their next opportunity.
  2. Skills Workshops: CSC provides eight workshops including Networking, LinkedIn, Interviewing, and Salary Negotiation.  Workshops provide a great opportunity to learn while you network!
  3. Coffee Club: Our weekly Monday Morning Coffee Club meets from 9-11 am in the JCC Board Room. The first hour, led by one of the Career Coaches, includes an educational component on a job search related topic. The remaining time provides an opportunity for networking, the best way to land your next opportunity! Come join this community of job seeking professionals. Business Casual suggested. No RSVP required.

 

Our full-range of services include:

  • Elevator Pitch / 30 Second Commercial
  • Strategic Networking
  • LinkedIn Optimization and Profile Development
  • Resume / Cover Letters
  • Interview Preparation – Mock Video & Phone Interviews with feedback
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Organization, priority and goal setting
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Management

 

“The hiring manager found me through LinkedIn, was impressed by my profile and had HR contact me for a phone interview. Based on my LinkedIn profile the manager thinks I’d be a good match for his team… Thanks for your help with the updates I made to my LinkedIn profile that got me noticed.”

 

Fees for coaching services are assessed on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Payment options and financial assistance are available, so please inquire. CSC is a joint program of Jewish Vocational Service and Jewish Family Services.

 

For more information contact

Cari Boasberg, Manager, Career Skills & Connections, 913-730-1449

 

Career Skills & Connections Office

5801 W 115th Street, Suite 103

Overland Park, KS 66211

 

End Dependence Kansas

JVS has partnered with the End Dependence Kansas initiative to provide employment services for individuals in Wyandotte and Johnson county Kansas. We focus on serving youth with disabilities that are transitioning from high school graduation into the workforce. Our services include Individualized Discovery and Customized Employment to empower young adults with disabilities to successfully find and maintain employment. Together, we can create meaningful career paths and catalyze an inclusive and vibrant workforce!

 

End Dependence Kansas Office 

755 Minnesota Avenue

Kansas City, KS 66101

 

Contact End Dependence Office with referrals or questions:

Jamie Winter Dawson, Employment Developer, EDK

Rachelle Lackey, MPA Employment Director, EDK. 913-752-9327