Searching for employment can be a daunting task. Philadelphia FIGHT offers several resources that may be useful for job seekers. Be sure to contact the AIDS Library at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information about any of the resources spotlighted in this post. Please make sure to call each program directly to check eligibility in order to participate in the services highlighted below.
Here are some titles that we have in the AIDS Library that could be helpful for job seekers.
Job interview preparation:
Resume and cover letter tips and examples:
Job hunting advice and tips for retaining employment:
Tips for navigating the workplace:
Educational resources for job seekers:
DVDs exploring HIV/AIDS and employment:
Employment Resource Guide
The Society for Employment and Equal Rights of the Institute of Community Justice publishes a resource guide for formerly incarcerated people seeking employment in the Philadelphia area. The resource guide includes:
Download the Employment Resource Guide 2014 [PDF]
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The Institute for Community Justice offers two comprehensive programs that may be useful for job seekers in Philadelphia.
Access to Recovery Life Skills Program
When: Every Thursday, 2-4pmWhere: Institute for Community Justice21 S. 12th Street, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)Philadelphia, PA 19107
Details: This course consists of 9 classes and some topics covered are setting goals, violence prevention, parenting, and stress management.
For more information contact Akua at (215) 525-0460 ext. 403
Access to Recovery Career Development Workshops
When: Every Thursday, 11am-1pmWhere: Institute for Community Justice21 S. 12th StREET, 7th Floor (Between Market and Chestnut)Philadelphia, PA 19107
Details: Come learn various career development skills including –
Career Development – Job Readiness Classes (ENROLLMENT REQUIRED)
Call 215-985-4448 ext. 279 to enroll in this course. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday afternoon for 2 hours over an 8 week period Details: Enroll in this class if you would like to learn valuable career development skills including:
Special Note: You must have some basic computer skills to enter this class. In addition to valuable job and computer skills, students that enroll in the class will also:
Please be on the lookout for the next installment of our employment series! The next post will feature employment resources available for job seekers in the Philadelphia, PA area.