Job Search and Career Resources

The Job Forum of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce functions as a gateway or doorway to other helpful job search and career resources .

  • We may suggest other helpful job search organizations to you and tell you the advantages of what they offer.
  • We may inform you of other associations or clubs or professional organizations in your target industry.
  • We may refer you to specific job fairs, web sites, libraries, publications, and books that can be helpful.

 

The Internet has become an important tool in the job search process — both in terms of research as well as a resource for jobs and a place to post your resume. We spend a significant amount of time on this subject at our meetings.

We also offer our perspective on the Interviewing process and Negotiating once you find something you want.

Resumes are a never-ending source of discussion — they can be written chronologically (by date), functionally (by skill, type of work), and submitted electronically. Find out more in ourResume section.

SAN FRANCISCO

Bay Area Bioscience Center has job listings and a Career Center in bioscience and biotechnology and is open to the public free of charge. Also has a bioscience library, which includes a listing of bioscience companies. Online resources for jobs in bioscience avail. atwww.bayareabioscience.org/about.html. 311 California St. Suite 610 San Francisco, CA 94104. (415-834-1401)

Bay Area Career Center (BACC) offers credentialed career counselors and coaches, career-relevant workshops, job support groups, and networking opportunities (open by appointment only). Monday thru Saturday 9-5pm. 57 Post Street, #804, San Francisco, (415) 398-4881,www.bayareacareercenter.com. email: info@bayareacareercenter.com

California State Employment Development Department (EDD Career Link) provides counseling, workshops, a resource library, job club, job placement, job listings, and computerized job match service for professional people. Veterans receive priority service. No fee-open to the public. Mon-Fri 830-430, TH 830-730. 745 Franklin St., 771-1776; 3120 Mission St., 749-7503; 801 Turk St., 401-4800 (also available in other counties).www.caljobs.ca.gov

Community Youth Center assists Asian American and low-income youth with referrals to CYC educational and employment focused programs. 1237 Van Ness Ave, Suite 200, SF, (415)345-8123; 319 Sixth Ave., #201, SF, (415) 752-9675, 1038 Post Ave. SF (415) 755-2636www.cycsf.org.

Chinese for Affirmative Action serves Asian Americans, other minorities, and low-income people. About 100 listings for clerical, white-collar, and construction jobs are updated daily. Also provides counseling, job referral, and job search assistance and helps place women and minorities in non-traditional employment. Membership is $40 (sliding scale available). English, Mandarin, and Cantonese spoken. Mon- Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. 17 Walter Lum Place, San Francisco. 415-274-6750, www.caasf.org.

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in San Francisco is an entrepreneurial organization for women building and leading high growth technology and life science companies. Mission is to accelerate women’s opportunities to start, build, manage, and invest in market-leading companies. Offers programs, workshops, newsletter, networking information, and extensive resources with membership. 655 Montgomery St .Suite 540 San Francisco, CA 94111 (650) 233-4083, www.fwe.org/bayarea

Filipino-American Employment and Training Center has a bulletin board listing jobs for new arrivals and SF residents. Offers both an internship and academic clerical skills training program. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. 2940 16th Street, Rm. 319, San Francisco. 415-626-1608www.thevolunteercenter2.net

Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Services, a non-sectarian agency, lists jobs in non-profit organizations, government, civil service, universities, private companies, and individual private employers. Career and employment counseling services are available for a fee. The approximate 1000 listings available at any time are updated daily. $1.00 charge for access to job listing binders and no membership fee. Assists with professional career development and advocacy. Also offers special programs for rehabilitation and Soviet emigre workers. Mon- Friday 9am-4:45. 225 Bush Street, West Entrance, Suite 400 San Francisco, #401. 415-391-3600, www.jvs.org

The Job Forum offers free job search/career counseling to help people to help themselves find jobs and offers free coaching with a panel of top Bay Area business professionals. Every Wednesday evening (except holidays) from 6:30pm-8:30 pm at the SF Chamber of Commerce. 235 Montgomery St., 12th Fl., Conference Room, San Francisco. (415) 392-4520,www.TheJobForum.org

Media Alliance offers a job file and binders for jobs in radio, TV, public relations, writing for magazines, and newspapers for members only. Includes internships and temporary or project jobs. Membership is $65 for new members for 12 months; $45 renewal. Mon, Fri & Sat 1-5pm. 942 Market St, Suite 503. (415) 546-6334 (general), (415) 847-8747 (new jobs), www.media-alliance.org.

National Association of Women Business Owners, based in Washington DC, is a dues based national organization representing interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. SF Chapter: (President) Barbara Mark, (415) 333-2130. www.nawbo-sf.org

New Ways to Work provides information on implementing flexible workplace practices and offers referrals and offsite workshops for a fee. Booklet titled, “Looking for Work in San Francisco: Bay Area Guide to Employment Resources” ($5+tax) and other publications. Membership entitles members to a 10% discount on publications and a quarterly newsletter subscription. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 1016 Lincoln Blvd, Ste 222, SF. (415) 995-9860,www.newwaystowork.org

Public Interest Clearinghouse (Public Interest Employment Services) publishes a bimonthly pamphlet called “Job Alert!” which includes a listing of public sector and non-profit legal and administrative jobs. Subscription is $40/three months ($190/year). Their Resource Center has directories and more extensive listings and is open to public interest law program students and alumni only. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, 47 Kearny St., Ste. 705, San Francisco. (415) 834-0100,www.pic.org.

San Francisco Department of Human Resources provides a posting of civil service jobs available in the City and County of San Francisco that is updated every Friday. The 24-hour job hotline message is updated every Thursday afternoon. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, 44 Gough St. (415) 557-4757 (general), (415) 557-4888 (job hotline), (415) 557-4984 (TDD), www.cLsf.ca.us/dhr . San

Francisco Commission on the Status of Women offers a free Job Library, which has several hundred assorted jobs from numerous agencies listed in binders. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. 25 Van Ness Ave., #130, SF. (415) 252-2570, www.cLsf.ca.us/cosw.

San Francisco Public Library Jobs & Career Information Center offers an online resource center (http://libgateway.com/site/sfpl/career/Home)– a one-stop portal to explore; job search video tutorials, databases, career counseling, resumes and more. Free to the public. 100 Larkin St.,4th Fl., SF. (415) 557-4400). http://www.sfpl.org/

San Francisco Vet Center has listings for veterans only for Federal, State, and City jobs and local businesses, updated daily. 505 Polk St. San Francisco, CA (415) 441-5051. 8-4:30

Swords to Plowshares offers employment services for veterans. Must show proof of SF residence and veteran status. Has listings for Federal and social service jobs as well as local business listings, updated weekly. Specializes in one-on-one counseling and placement in the private sector. 1060 Howard St., San Francisco. (415) 252-4788, www.swords-to-plowshares.org.

Women’s Building has 100 assorted job listings in binders that are updated weekly. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-12pm. 3543 18th Street, #8, SF. (415) 431-1180, www.womensbuilding.org.

Worklink a non-profit providing employment and educational services for individuals with disabilities. 785 Market St, Suite 670 San Francisco, Ca 94103. (415) 979-9520www.transcen.org/worklink

Bay Area Volunteer Information Center This is a nonprofit, volunteer list which can be useful as a list of non-profit groups locally. www.volunteerinfo.org

EAST BAY

Alameda County Business Collection in the Fremont Main Library has hundreds of listings of municipal, county, and public jobs in binders that are updated weekly. Open Mon & Tues 1 pm-9pm, Wed 11 am9pm, Thurs & Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm.2400 Stephenson Blvd., Fremont. (510) 745-1400, www.aclibrary.org/jobs/index.asp

Center for Independent Living offers assistance to job seekers with disabilities. Consumers are taught job search techniques and receive job referral and follow-up counseling. Job club available for consumers. Mon-Fri 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm. 2539 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-4776, www.cilberkeley.org.

40+ of Northern California is a self-help career development organization for executives, managers, and professionals who want high level jobs. Hundreds of job listings updated weekly. Workshops, seminars, and career counseling. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 7700 Edgewater Dr., Bldg. C, Ste 626, Oakland 94621 (510) 568-7587. Website: www.fortyplus.org

The Job Forum of Walnut Creek offers free job search/career counseling services to help people help themselves find jobs. Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, 1501 N. Broadway, #110, Walnut Creek. (925) 934-2007.www.walnut-creek.com/

John F. Kennedy University Career Development Center offers career counseling, testing and assessment, and workshops and seminars for varying fees. The Resource Library, which has thousands of job listings updated daily, is free and open to the public. Mon-Thurs 11-8. Friday 11-5, Sunday Closed. Pleasant Hill Campus, 3rd Floor N369. 12 Altarinda Rd., #501B. Orinda, (925) 969-3540 http://library.jfku.edu/

Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation offers job counseling and training, employer assistance, job referrals, and job announcement listings. Spanish and English spoken. 1470 Fruitvale, #lB, Oakland. (510) 261-7839. Website: www.sscf.org

University of California at Berkeley has public listings of temporary and full-time non-academic, administrative, and technical jobs on campus. Approximately 30-40 listings are on bulletin boards outside the personnel office and are updated weekly. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. 2200 University Ave., University Hall, Rm. 7G, Berkeley. (510) 642-6079.

NORTH BAY

Novato Human Needs Center is a free community service organization for Novato and North Marin residents only, which provides an employment & job matching program. Hundreds of job listings updated daily. Job counseling is available. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 1907 Novato Blvd., Novato. (415) 897-4147, www.nhnc.org.

YWCA-SF & Marin County Center offers a Career Mentorship Project, Youth Employment Program, Mature Worker Program, Career Transitions Program, Legal Information Clinic, and low-cost career counseling. Assorted job listings regularly updated. Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm. 271 Austin St., SF, 94109. (415) 456-0782, www.ywcasfmarin.org.

PENINSULA

Community Career Education Center offers a full range of services including job listings, career counseling, resume bank, workshops, seminars, computer training, and a resource library. Fees vary. 1350 Old Bayshore Highway, #40, Burlingame. (650) 558-3970

Project Hired assists those with disabilities to gain competitive employment. 1270 Franklin Square Santa Clara, Ca 95050 (408) 557-0880

California State EDD for South Bay One stop Connect Center. 420 S. Pastoria, Sunnyvale, Ca 94086. (408) 744-5428 (408) 274-2365