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career strategies

UJA-Federation of New York's Long Island Connect to Care provides free services and programs for individuals affected by the economic environment.  

  • Employment and career transition services, including workshops (creating a resume, interviewing skills, writing cover and thank you letters and using social media); networking opportunities; transitional support and individual consultation with a career counselor
  • Financial consultation, debt counseling and budget assistance
  • Legal consulting
  • Special networking events and programs
  • Short term counseling

For more information contact Peggy Jaeger, C2C program director at 484-1545 ext.177


Programs For January 2015


New Support Group 

This January, Connect to Care will be featuring an 8 week support group geared towards people in transition who are looking to strengthen their confidence, esteem and resiliency in the process. The group will be geared towards empowering participants to make their own changes and conquering their individual challenges while relating and receiving support from people dealing with similar issues. To get details and register call Natalie Block-Levin, social work intern 516-484-1545 ext.140 by January 12.



Keys to Effective Networking

Date: January 14, 2015

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: JCC of the Greater Five Towns, 207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY


There are many different strategies to find a job. We will look at a variety of techniques that can help you become a more effective job seeker. The discussion will focus on the most effective methods of finding the 80-85% of jobs that are never advertised.



For Workshop on Keys to Effective Networking


Date: January 21, 2015

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY  11548



You've heard all the buzz, but what is it? This workshop will cover the basics of how to use LinkedIn. We will offer a step-by-step guide to creating a profile, uploading contacts, and beginning to network online. This workshop will also cover invitations, inbox messages, profile searches, and editing and managing your profile.



For Workshop on LinkedIn





Ready...Set... Get A Job!

Date: February 11, 2015

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY  11548



Searching for a job is more than submitting your resume to job boards or company websites. Learn what it means to hunt a job and preparing yourself for a better job search.  In this workshop, we will go over the importance of having an organized job search "campaign".  Armed with a schedule, we will provide you with ways to create a plan of action, find jobs in the hidden market, and how to follow up on potential opportunities. 


For Workshop on Getting a Job






Successful Interviewing

Date: February 25, 2015

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY  11548



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.


For Workshop on Interviewing



If you have landed a full-time, part-time, consulting or volunteer position, please share the good news with us! Email pjaeger@sjjcc.org 






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