Find a New Career Pathway Forward
During the economic impact caused by the pandemic, The Job Forum has been at the forefront of supporting the growing group of mid-level and often older Bay Area employees who have lost jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of these individuals face a dramatic lack of career choices for jobs, and many of their industries have been devastated in the Bay Area and will not be coming back. Our volunteer panelists and workshop leaders help these individuals, and others, think of and explore and entirely new career areas and envision new pathways to work.
The Job Forum is virtual and welcomes job hunters every Wed and most Thursday evenings at 6pm
Support the Job Forum
Will you please donate to our efforts to organize quickly to support Bay Area job hunters, by making a donation?
New time for Wednesday Meetings
The Job Forum has changed the time of our virtual meetings to help job hunters on Wednesday evenings at 6PM – 8 PM (no more 6:30). Please plan to sign up on Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-job-forum-sponsored-by-the-sf-chamber-3906848837) to meet with our volunteers from SF Bay Area companies and come virtually, arriving by 6PM and joining with your video on, and receive free individualized advice for your own job search and answers to your most important pressing questions for what to do next to find the job you want.
Come To Our Thursday Events!
The Job Forum offers specialized virtual workshops most Thursday evenings at 6pm. Topics include: careers in small and mid-size businesses, finance and accounting careers, how to anticipate the applicant tracking systems, how to handle interviews well in a calm and confident manner, career planning for success, opportunities in fast-growing Bay Area Bio Technology and Life Science companies, advancing in sales careers, and optimizing your LinkedIn profile.
Sign up for free on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-job-forum-sponsored-by-sf-chamber-of-commerce-3906848837
The Job Forum is now virtual and welcomes job hunters
Panelists from SF Bay Area companies offer job search advice and counsel every Wed evening – FREE
Link to all Job Forum Events
Hello job hunters! You can stay up to date on our upcoming meetings and events here:
Once you sign up through Eventbrite, you will me emailed a Zoom link to join.
The Job Forum and Covid 19 Economy
The Job Forum is not standing still as all face layoffs and cutbacks. Help is here for SF Bay Area job hunters, sole proprietors, and entrepreneurs.
The Job Forum is proud to be supported by local organizations and businesses like the SF Chamber of Commerce and LinkedIn.
John Dorning – President of The People Connection, Inc. (one of our sponsors) wants to connect with you for these job listings:
- Long-term/temporary Healthcare Administrative Assistants. 4-6 months with possible regular opportunity. $22/hour. Geary/Divisadero locations. Weekdays 8-5pm. Recent graduates or experienced welcome.
- Junior Legal Secretary. Direct hire at a large international law firm. Financial District. 9-530pm. $65K+.
- Litigation Secretary. Temp. Short and long term needs. $32/hour. Downtown SF. Weekdays 8-5pm.
Contact The People Connection @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Who are the Job Forum panel?
Those looking for jobs come to our conference room for the Wednesday evening meetings and there they get advice on their individual job search challenges from local managers at companies like Facebook, UCSF, Visa, Salesforce, Levis, Autodesk, indeed, LinkedIn, SmartRecruiters, and a host of other companies and non-profits big and small.
Job hunters come to the Job Forum to benefit from group discussion as well as the individual coaching ideas they get from local business managers.
The Job Forum is an effective sounding board for help in addressing the challenging aspects of your individual job search.
The Job Forum is sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
The Job Forum is a volunteer-run, free, community service where local managers and career experts have helped thousands of job seekers become more confident and successful in their hunt for their next great job in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Who are the job hunters who come to the Job Forum?
Job seekers are from the San Francisco Bay Area, and include recent newcomers to SF Bay Area from other the US states, or parts of the world.
The job hunters at the Job Forum meetings are all ages and stages of their careers. We see recent grads as well as those who have years of impressive career experience and everything in between. The job hunters at the Job Forum are typically well educated with college or graduate school degrees. Some are entrepreneurial and prefer to work for start-ups, others want jobs in midsize or large companies.
We see a mix of talented people including those who are looking for jobs focused on business jobs, or non-profit careers, or government or university employment.
At the Job Forum people seek jobs with job titles such as communications manager, engineer, product manager, marketing manager, social media specialist, project manager, finance or accounting manager, sales, customer service, administrative or operations manager, scientist, data manager, researcher, teacher, HR talent manager and the like.