The City of Sunnyvale is seeking to fill the position of Career Advisor with the NOVA Workforce Services Department. Hosted by the City of Sunnyvale, NOVA provides grant-funded workforce development services to job seekers and businesses in northern Santa Clara County and in San Mateo County.
The Career Advisor supports individuals in all aspects of the job search process including assessing their needs, setting goals, developing a job search plan and strategy and providing encouragement. They also facilitate a variety of job search workshops to prepare customers for employment.
The ideal candidate will have experience identifying the specific needs of individual job seekers and providing guidance through all stages of the job search process: defining career focus, developing marketing materials, implementing job search strategies, and preparing for interviews. Candidates must be skilled in facilitating one-on-one advising appointments as well as group services. Candidates are expected to have a thorough knowledge of the local labor market. This is an opportunity to make a difference in someone's career journey by providing support, guidance, and concrete strategies that result in employment for our customers.
The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in behavioral science, psychology, vocational training or a related field and one year of experience in career advising, recruiting human resources or other related experience.