Job Seekers

Need help with your job search or exploring a new career?

The road ahead is filled with opportunities. We can help you find them.

The JVS Human Services career and employment experts are available to meet with you via phone or video call. To schedule an appointment, call 248.233.4245, email, or complete the form at the bottom of this page to get started.

The Road Ahead Webinars

Join us for our free job search webinars covering resumes, interviewing, networking, technology on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 3 p.m. at

Road Ahead Virtual Workshop Archive

Career Counseling Services

Through customized assessments, we’ll help you gauge your interests, skills, motivators and work styles, so you can make informed decisions about your future careers and goals.

You will:

  • Identify and analyze your skills, strengths, interests, abilities, personal style and values
  • Take assessments and receive expert interpretation on instruments like Myers-Briggs, CareerScope and others
  • Clarify your career goals
  • Develop a plan to reach your goals
  • Make decisions based on self-knowledge and job market trends
  • Gain skills to manage current workplace issues through work adjustment counseling

    Job Search Services

    JVS will help you successfully find employment by providing job search support including:

    • Labor Market Analysis
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Online Applications
    • Resume Development
    • Cover Letter Writing
    • LinkedIn
    • Success with Networking
    • Interviewing Skills and Preparation
    • Salary Negotiation

    Job Search Networking Groups
    You’ll receive:

    • Support
    • Job leads
    • Connections to hone your networking skills
    • Advice on resume writing, interviewing, recruiting, emerging jobs and more

    50+ Job Seekers
    JVS offers specialized programs to help assess your abilities and interests to reinvent yourself for a new career. Ask about Recharge! and New Experiences internships.

    What's Coming Up

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      The Road Ahead: Overcoming Age Discrimination (Melissa Sherman, Director of Human Resources at JVS Human Services)

      10 a.m.

      Suggestions and tips on how experienced workers and first time job seekers can overcome employers concerns and improve their chances of landing the job!

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    • 14

      Care Partner Support at JVS

      Discuss caring for a loved one with dementia.
    • 15

      Gray Matters – Brain Nutrition

      1 – 2:30 p.m.

      Meeting ID: 968 8756 1326
      Password: 444193

      Music is pervasive in our society,

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