Career>Connect Long Island

We offer a wide array of career services which seek to address your unique needs, regardless of where you may be within your employment journey.

Whether you are looking to change career paths, or have been impacted by the recession and its aftermath, we provide a continuum of career support for the greater community.

These services include: individual career counseling; group support; career development and skill-building workshops and financial and legal counseling. Additionally, you will have access to our social, recreational and volunteer programs.

VERMILION TALENT – vermiliontalent.com
Vermilion Talent is the hub for career re-entry for female professionals in the Tri-State area ready to reclaim their careers, offering a portfolio of services such as events, links to resources, placement and networking opportunities. The Long Island Networking Group meets monthly in Huntington.

Interested in becoming a community partner? Please contact Michelle Laser, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-484-1545, ext. 200, mlaser@sjjcc.org.

Workshops +
Events

Our workshops and events offer you the support you need on your career journey.

Workshops include:

  • Job search training
  • Résumé writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking
  • Cover and thank you letter writing
  • Social media networking
  • LinkedIn

WORKSHOPS

CAREER TRANSITIONS: CONSIDERING CHANGING CAREERS?
Are you considering changing industries or careers? Do you feel overwhelmed about where to begin or what profession to pick? In this workshop, we will discuss the best approach to take when exploring new job opportunities.
Thursday, July 13
11am-12:30pm
Register

ASK THE CAREER COACH EXPERT
This is your opportunity to ask Linda Samet, M.Ed., CPCC, career services specialist, any job search related questions you have! Linda is a certified professional career coach, whose
background in career services and human resources make her well-equipped to help job seekers in today’s competitive, challenging, and ever-changing employment market.
Thursday, July 20
11am-12:30pm
Register

SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING
Don’t let an unexpected interview question or a lack of preparation catch you off guard. This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step guide to navigating the interview process, from researching the company before you arrive to writing a stand-out thank you note once you leave. To register, contact Gloria Lebeaux, LCSW, 516.634.4010, glebeaux@friedbergjcc.org.
At Barry & Florence Friedberg JCC
15 Neil Court, Oceanside
Tuesday, July 25
6:30-8pm

APPLYING TO JOBS ONLINE: HOW TO BEAT THE SYSTEM
Did you know that your resume could be scanned and screened out by an Applicant Tracking System before it even gets to a recruiter or hiring manager? Learn how to outsmart the system using industry keywords to increase your odds of getting an interview.
Thursday, August 3
11am-12:30pm
Register

NETWORKING + BUSINESS CARD SWAP
Maximize your job search efforts through networking! Meet with other Career>Connect members to share resources, ideas and leads regarding your job search. Bring your card and start networking today.
Thursday, August 10
11am-12:30pm
Register

Employment
Bootcamp

Employment Bootcamp

Our Employment Boot Camp is designed to help participants navigate their job search, transition into a new career, return to the workplace and prepare for the big job interview. Participants must attend all sessions.

Six days of intensive training workshops include:

  • Small, intimate class sizes
  • Access to one-on-one career coaching
  • Customized coaching in résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, networking and job search strategies

Begins Tuesday, May 9
11:30am-4:00pm
$75 / members $65
Register

For more information, contact Heather Rottmund, Career Service Specialist, 516.484.1545 ext. 104, hrottmund@sjjcc.org

Employment at
the JCC

Employer
Partnerships

Our Employment Networks For Your Business

Recruitment, Internship and Volunteer Services

Career>Connect Long Island partners with employers and the business community to find the best match of qualified candidates for your open employment opportunities. We can bring you talented staff to help you run your business, whether you are for-profit or nonprofit.

Program Population

We currently assist job seekers, including those with special needs, to secure volunteer, intern and career opportunities. Our job seekers range from new high school/college graduates to experienced professionals.

HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN GET INVOLVED

Become an Employer Partner through:

Employment- We provide recruitment assistance for your hiring needs. You will work closely with us through the interviewing and hiring process, as well as gain our ongoing support to create a win-win employment opportunity.

Internships- (school year and/or summer) You provide a safe learning opportunity, and we provide the insurance coverage and stipends for our students (special needs population only).

Volunteer Opportunities- A variety of career-focused volunteer opportunities are available for you and your employees. Activities include: guest speaking opportunities, mock interview workshops and speed networking events.

WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD COLLABORATE

  • No fee recruitment services- for all industries and all skills level in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Assessment and selection- we assess your staffing needs and screen applicants to assure the right match.
  • Transition services- on-site support can be provided to new employees to ensure a successful employment experience (special needs population only).

Vocational Training
(VTEC)

Vocational Training and Employment Center (VTEC)

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In partnership with local businesses, our Vocational Training and Employment Center helps individuals on the autism spectrum or with other special needs make vital contributions to the American workforce through professional and personal development. VTEC provides hands-on job experience for young adults with special needs through internships and employment at local businesses. We foster strong community relationships, ensuring both parties get the support they need. VTEC benefits include:

  •    Vocational assessments
  •    Internship opportunities
  •    Job placement
  •    Ongoing support
  •    Relevant workshops
  •    Social opportunities

Pamela Zimmer, MS Ed., Director of Camp Kehilla & Special Needs Programs, 516-484-1545, ext. 148,pzimmer@sjjcc.org

Partial funding for these programs is provided by:

  •   The Sheldon A. Sinett BASICS Fund of Sid Jacobson JCC
  •   Taft Foundation
  •   J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation
  •   UJA-Federation of New York

We would like to thank the following local businesses who have partnered with us to provide internships and jobs to our VTEC clients:


Want more information?

Michelle Laser, LCSW, Director of Social Services, 516-484-1545 ext. 200, mlaser@sjjcc.org

Heather Rottmund, MHA, Career Services Specialist, 516-484-1545 ext. 104, hrottmund@sjjcc.org

Linda Samet, M.Ed., Career Services Specialist, 516-484-1545 ext. 112, lsamet@sjjcc.org

 

 

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