Bridges To Jobs
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Bridges to Jobs is a State of California adult education program with an 13 year history supporting people who are unemployed, underemployed or just searching for a new job or career. We provide a program that teaches attendees how to write a resume to today's standards, how to job search in the new automated job search environment, and how to stand out from other candidates in both physical and virtual interviews.
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read more › We hold virtual workshops on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, especially when we are looking for a new position; yet so many people struggle to find it. In this workshop you will come to understand the philosophy of self-confidence and how to instill a "Yes I can!" attitude to gaining it. NOTE: If you are currently looking, or thinking of looking for a new job, now would be a good time to consider joining us for our Interviewing Success workshops.

read more › What makes Bridges to Jobs unique is our emphasis on interpersonal skills to help individuals stand out in their virtual and physical interviews. We do this by using our proprietary, internally developed, interconnected job acquisition skills training to convey a maximum amount of focused information in about an hour-long presentation. Notice of Liability: The information in these presentations is deemed to be considered reliable and is based on generally accepted information readily available to the public.

read more › Would you like to make a contribution or become a patron of Bridges to Jobs and make a monetary contribution that will truly have a meaningful impact on someone's life? This is the place! Your non-tax deductible contribution will help give our members the training they need to be more successful in their job search, and help them get back to work as quickly as possible. In recognition of your gracious support, and with your permission of course, we will add your name, your company name, or both, to our Community Support page.

read more › The following is a list of written resources that are currently available to registered, active, attending members of Bridges to Jobs. These resources provide information we feel may be helpful to those going through the process of acquiring a new position. New resources are published as a need is identified and time permits. If there is a topic you would like to have addressed, let us know here. Many of the topics covered below are the result of requests from our members. These resources are always available.

read more › Chuck Castagnolo, the Founder and Executive Director of Bridges to Jobs is available to speak at your event on issues ranging from the current economic climate to career related strategies. To get more information about Chuck's availability, please contact him here. Why chose Chuck to speak? Chuck has helped people for many years in the area of financial literacy, and since 2007, as the Founder and Executive Director of Bridges to Jobs, he has used his dry sense of humor and been-there-done-that perspective to help people with the stress of being unemployed to acquire positive job acquisition skills.

read more › Chuck Castagnolo, Founder and Executive Director of Bridges to Jobs was interviewed for the streaming radio program Motivational-Radio.com about the job acquisition skills program at Bridges to Jobs. The California State University East Bay Business Department has partnered with Bridges to Jobs on a research project designed to find ways to expand the reach and effectiveness of this organization around the Bay Area to those who are unemployed or looking for a new position. In response to our Board Member Dr. Alan Grant, Ed.

read more › If you would like to schedule an interview with our group, or visit with us at one of our Saturday workshops, please contact us here. Bridges to Jobs has been featured in the Oakland Tribune, The Contra Costa Times, The Argus, and Tri-City Voice newspapers. We have been featured several times as a Comcast Newsmaker on CNN Headline News. Our group has also contributed to a national documentary on people who are over 50 and out of work and a several national university research projects. Chuck Castagnolo, Founder and Executive Director of Bridges to Jobs is available to speak at your event on issues ranging from the current economic climate to career related strategies.

read more › You have created a supportive organization that is such a benefit. I didn't come to network or improve my messaging. I came because I knew that I would find support to help me get back on my feet. Thanks so much. Bridges to Jobs is an awesome organization providing emotional support and practical experiential knowledge on my two year journey without work. Chuck is outstanding in teaching job skills and equipping you with the best tools to stand out in today's competitive job market. The weekly meetings were supportive and encouraging in my journey.

read more › What is Bridges to Jobs? Bridges to Jobs is a State of California approved Adult Education program that focuses on career preparation by helping people acquire resume writing and interviewing skills to help you land that next great job. Through our Job Skills Workshops, we help members create better resumes and present themselves more professionally, both in person, and on social networking sites. Our members are our network and we encourage everyone to share job opportunities when available. Also in keeping with our policy of providing emotional support in an emotionally safe and supportive environment, we do not allow outside speakers at any time.

read more › The Bridges to Jobs Advisory Board for their management, encouragement and overall support for the mission of this organization. The members of Bridges to Jobs who provide support for our weekly meetings and annual workshop. Adult Education program for supporting the community in helping adults learn job search skills to more successfully secure a new job. The members of Bridges to Jobs who unselfishly help out with their financial donations for the Saturday treats and physical efforts of helping to set-up and take-down our Saturday venue as well as meeting, greeting and making new participants feel welcome.

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