Career Skills & Connections (CSC), provides comprehensive job search guidance to professionals in the Kansas City Metro area. The Career Skills and Connections approach is rooted in the principles of strengths-based coaching, Strengths-Based Coaching (SBC) recognizes that each individual has within themselves the answers to how to bring their best self to work, and by giving employees and clients an understanding of what can help them do that – by understanding their strengths – they can more easily deliver successful outcomes.

“The hiring manager found me through LinkedIn, was impressed by my profile and had HR contact me for a phone interview. Based on my LinkedIn profile, the manager thinks I’d be a good match for his team… Thanks for your help with the updates I made to my LinkedIn profile that got me noticed.” -CSC Client

For additional information,
please contact:

Sabrina Simon
Manager, Career Skills and Connection Program
816.895.2764

Career Coaching

One-on-one support and guidance utilizing current best practices are designed to help clients develop and execute effective career transition strategies to increase their marketability and meet their career goals.

Skills Workshops

CSC provides four workshops including Networking Strategies, LinkedIn Optimization, Job Search Strategies, and Crafting your Elevator Speech. Workshops are open to the public, current clients and former clients. Please email Sabrina Simon to obtain the workshops schedule. network.

Virtual Coffee Club

Our Coffee Club meets virtually from 9 -10:30 am the first Monday of every month. There will be opportunities for networking, connecting with a guest speaker, learning from industry leaders and educational content focused on best practices to increase your marketability. Come join this community of job-seeking professionals. Business Casual suggested. RSVP via email to Sabrina Simon for your event invite.

Our full range of services include:

  • Developing Individualized Career Plan and Goal Setting
  • Elevator Speech / 30 Second Commercial
  • Strategic Networking Strategies
  • Job Search Strategies
  • LinkedIn Optimization and Profile Development
  • Interview Preparation – Mock Video & Phone Interviews with feedback
  • Resume / Cover Letters
  • Career Transitioning
  • Access to JVS’s network of local employers 
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Continuous Professional Development

Fees for coaching services are assessed on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Payment options and financial assistance are available, so please inquire. CSC is a joint program of Jewish Vocational Service and Jewish Family Services.

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