Employment Center Services

Expressway_Toyota_Handshake_pan For clients who are unable to take part in one of our job training programs, which include job counseling and placement services, we offer a full range of employment services. We offer the following services for job seekers in the Greater Boston area:


Resume Writing and Critique

One of our professional career counselors will help you to identify your strengths and put these into an effective resume that will appeal to your target employer.We also proof-read your resume and give you advice on how to write a great cover letter.

Job Interview Preparation

We will coach you in the basics of how to dress for an interview, what kinds of questions you might be asked, and help you to prepare some excellent answers that demonstrate your skills and experience.

Job Search (By Appointment)

A career counselor will coach you in effective job searches, including where to look based on your target industry, and provide suggestions about positions you might wish to apply for.

Job Placement

Take advantage of AACA’s network of employer partners. We work with employers in a broad range of industries to find a good fit for our clients.

Career Counseling

We will look at your background, experience and skills, and help you to determine what kind of job would suit you. We can also give you advice on training and college programs that might help you land that dream job.

Staff bios


Ivy Mah holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Northeastern University in Leadership.  She is a certified resume writer and has over 10 years of experience working in the residential real estate and marketing industries, winning multiple top renter/seller awards.  She was also the Advertising Executive of New England’s only bilingual newspaper, Sampan.  Ivy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  She works with clients 25 and over seeking employment opportunities.  Ivy will also be managing the City of Boston CDBG Grant and is responsible for tracking and reporting services.

Penny Hasseli is the Youth Employment Specialist at the AACA’s Employment Center actively working with the Boston Opportunity Youth in the areas of job readiness and placement.  Penny has more than 5 years of experience working both as a volunteer and consultant in career counseling and is certified by the Department of State to help adolescents with culture shock. Prior to joining the AACA, Penny worked as a field manager for a youth study abroad program. She has also worked at various start-up companies in human resources. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s in International Studies where she case managed refugees resettling in Oakland, California. As a lifelong youth advocate, Penny feels lucky to be able to coach youth about their career passions as well as work with employer partners.

More Info

All services are free to Boston residents with low or moderate income. Non-Boston residents will be asked to join the Friends Program.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact:

Ivy Mah (English, Cantonese, Mandarin)
Employment Center Specialist
(617) 426-9492 ext. 209


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