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.
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.
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.
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 Coordinator at the AACA’s Employment Center actively working with the Boston Opportunity Youth in the areas of job readiness and placement. Prior to joining the AACA, she worked with international high school exchange students for Youth For Understanding. She is certified by the Department of State to coach adolescents on culture shock. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master’s in International Studies where she case managed refugees resettling in Oakland, California.
Sarah Purdy serves as the Employment Center’s Youth Employment Specialist. In this role, Sarah helps Boston-area youth write resumes, prepare for interviews, and find jobs that fit their career goals. Prior to joining AACA, Sarah worked for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.’s Public Education Institute promoting immigrants and refugees as economic assets to the U.S. She also worked as a research assistant in McGill University’s School of Religious Studies. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Asian Religions.
All services are free to Boston residents with low or moderate income. Non-Boston residents will be asked to join the Friends Program.
Employment Center Specialist
(617) 426-9492 ext. 209
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