Second Careers participants visited LinkedIn

Peninsula Family Service’s participants of the Mature Worker Job Coaching program visited the LinkedIn campus in Sunnyvale. This program, a collaboration between NOVA and Peninsula Family Service, is part of our Second Careers Program.

During this visit, participants had small group conversations with employees. They also talked with HR representatives. In these discussions, they learned more about what LinkedIn looks for in prospect employees and about in-demand skills.

This half-day event took place on October 20th and helped participants to increase their confidence. The interactions with LinkedIn employees in a professional setting.

About the Mature Worker Job Coaching Program

The Mature Worker Job Coaching program is funded by the city of Santa Clara. The program helps unemployed mature individuals (50 years or older) living in Santa Clara County. It comprises various workshops, featured speakers, one-on-one career advising, and small group discussion sessions, among other services that provide participants with better opportunities to step back into the workforce.

This program, has been in place since October 2016. With its help, more than half of its participants to this date have been able to secure better job opportunities. In total, the program has reached nearly 400 individuals.

Anne Van Tonningen, Career Adviser and Training Specialist for NOVA, leads the efforts in coordinating these visits and ensuring the Mature Job Coaching program serve the needs of our participants.

To learn more about this program and how you can support it, please contact Brenda Brown, Peninsula Family Service’s Second Careers Program Director. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact us by clicking here.



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