Other Career Moves Programs
In addition to connecting job-seekers and employers through this
website and in-person career counseling and workshops, Career
In addition, Career Moves teams up with Young Leadership Division
of Combined Jewish
Philanthropies (CJP) throughout the year, offering professional
networking and career management events geared specifically for
young Jewish professionals, ages 22-40.
Locations, costs and registration requirements
vary, so please read the information carefully.
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- Are you 50 or older?
- Are you ready to design a future as interesting as your past, and maybe
- Do you have experience and skills you'd like to keep using, or start
- Are you seeking a balance between work and play, service and
self-nurturing, head and heart?
- Are you ready to confront the money issues that are keeping you from
- Are you ready to figure out what your goals are?
Career Moves offers this six-week class which tackles the key issues of
money, work, volunteering, wellness, and travel.
Spend six weeks among other like-minded people in this powerful program
where you'll focus on your possibilities. You'll be prepared to shape a
future based on the choices that matter to you.
Former class participants are saying:
"When I signed up, I didn't know how timely the course would be for me.
The curriculum helped me think through and articulate my thoughts and
feelings and begin to put some of it into action."
"This course woke me up and made me aware of my abilities to do the scary
and hard stuff."
"I've been working on maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising
regularly. The group helped to motivate me in
2young2retire classes are offered in our Boston and Newton offices. Check
our monthly calendar for date, time and place of the next scheduled group.
For more information or to register for the next group, contact Martha
Plotkin in Boston at 617-399-3110 or at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do you feel isolated in your job search?
- Are you struggling to find your dream job?
- Do you know where you want to be but not how to get there?
- Are you having a hard time defining your goals?
If any of these questions resonate with you, join the Career Moves
SUCCESS TEAM in which members offer one another support, ideas and
useful information/ SUCCESS TEAMS have a proven track record of
helping participants define and achieve their career goals.
What our particpants say...
"I found Success Team helpful and inspiring and would recommend
it to anyone."
"Thank you very much. This was, by far the best job counseling
experience I've ever had."
"People provided insight and support that was independent and
"It was wonderful to have a regular home base to go to when
I was in-between jobs."
SUCCESS TEAMS begin approximately every 12 weeks. (either in Boston
or Newton) Check our monthly
calendar for date, time and place of the next scheduled SUCCESS
Career Exploration Group for Lawyers
This popular group is for lawyers in transition. Whether you are
looking for a new job in the Law or contemplating switching to a new
career, this networking group can work for you. To learn when the
next group will begin, contact Judy Bottkol at
email@example.com or 617-399-3162.
Getting from here to there: A Career
Decision Making Group
- Are you concerned about work and career issues?
- Are you still looking for the right career fit?
- Do you want to explore where you're headed in your career?
- Are you considering a career change but don't know where to
- Do you want to discover how work can be more satisfying?
If you have asked yourself any of these questions, our CAREER DECISION
MAKING GROUP is right for you. This 6-week group (limited to 8) will
provide you with the structure and support you need to make more
informed and affirming career decisions.
Topics we explore include skills identification, values clarification,
decision-making, risk-taking and goal setting. In addition,
participants take 4 self-assessment inventories (Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator (MBTI), the Self-Directed Search, SkillScan and Career
Anchors to further understand themselves in relation to where they fit
into the world of work.
By combining the small-group process, facilitated exercises and
assessments, participants clarify career interests, explore options,
address obstacles and formulate an ACTION PLAN.
Here's what participants have said about the CDM:
"I entered this group with a high degree of skepticism. I was rapidly
won over by the skill of the facilitator, the usefulness of the
excercises and the support of other members. ...this has been a
"This group has given me a real boost in my self-confidence as I plan
out my next steps and look for transitional work."
"The group facilitator...was excellent in drawing people out."
"I feel more prepared to make decisions; in fact, that I will be
[more] 'planful' about my next career decision..."
begin approximately every 12 weeks (either in Boston or Newton). Check
our monthly calendar for date, time and place of the next scheduled
For more information and/or to register for the next group, contact
Amy Mazur in Newton at 617-965-7940 or Martha Plotkin in Boston at
Job Search And Career Transition Program For Long-Term Unemployed
Athought the local economy is improving somewhat, many professionals
are still jobless and have experienced many months of unemployment.
Indeed, Massachusetts continues to have a mostly "jobless recovery"
from the recession of the past several years. We have lost about
5% of jobs in Massachusetts versus an average loss of 2% nationally.
With support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Career Moves
has a special set of programs to offer assistance to eligible unemployed
and underemployed professionals who are experiencing financial hardship.
The program is non-sectarian and includes a package of individual
and small group services available in our Boston, Newton and Stoughton
Criteria for participation:
We have limited slots in this program. Eligible participants should
be out of work (or underemployed) for at least 6 months and have
the ability to devote adequate time and energy to the job search
or career transition process. We will also assess applicants' financial
Contact: Judy Bottkol
Jewish Vocational Service