The safety, health, and well-being of our clients is a priority for JVS Career Services. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This page has been developed to help our clients stay informed and provide the resources needed to find gainful employment, and stay productive, informed, and safe during this time. As more resources are curated, this page will be continuously updated.
We are offering access to our career success package, including 5 virtual meetings with a Career Coach, free of charge to those experiencing financial hardship. Check out our job seeker services here!
We’re launching a series of free live webinars covering all types of helpful job and career topics.
Check out our past webinars here:
Remote Working Opportunities
Remotive is an online job board that lists software development, customer service, product development jobs and more. Accessing Remotive’s job board is free, and all listings have a posting date and redirect to the company’s internal job post if you’re interested in applying.
FreeUp is a platform for freelancers with expertise in the e-commerce industry, in tasks like customer service, social media management, SEO, email marketing, data entry, and more. Candidates are put through a vetting process and interviews before being granted entry into the platform. Applying requirements include a resume, portfolio, internet speed test results, and information about your services.
Boldly connects individuals with work from home positions that are W-2 positions, meaning those who are hired will be treated as staff employees and receive Boldly company benefits, rather than just being contractors. Both part-time and full-time positions are available, but Boldly requires workers to be available during normal business hours and commit to 20 hours of work per week.
Individuals interested in the Boldly platform will have to apply and go through an interview before being matched with relevant businesses. To qualify, individuals need at least seven years of work experience within their professional industry or field of specialty, as well as a fast and reliable internet connection and strong time management skills. After being accepted, Boldly matches its candidates with the appropriate businesses based on skillset and experience.
Remote.co is a free online job board that posts jobs for various remote jobs, including developers, customer service representatives, designers, sales professionals, and editors. Job listings range from part-time to full-time and redirect to the companies’ internal job posts if you’re interested in applying.
Outsourcely is a platform that connects remote freelancers with companies looking for part-time and full-time workers, ranging from customer support and data entry, to project managers, virtual assistants, and email marketers. One major advantage of Outsourcely is that it works with companies who are looking for long-term workers, rather than those hiring for short-term projects. Creating a profile is free, and once a profile is completed, users have the ability to look at job postings.
We Work Remotely posts both full-time and part-time remote jobs across a wide range of industries, including sales and marketing, design, writing, teaching and more. Accessing the online job board is free. Additionally, users can sign up to have new listings in specified industries sent directly to their email inbox daily.
Textbroker is a free job platform specifically for writers looking for gig work in content marketing, including work for corporations, small- business owners, e-commerce and social media. To have access to the platform, prospective users have to complete a short article that will rate their writing skills. Once completed, Textbroker lets users choose their own gigs on their own time, and completed work will be paid weekly (as soon as $10 or more is earned).
Resources for Learning
Open Culture Find hundreds of university courses without having to visit and search for each university’s own site. This is a very helpful resource with easy to browse categories for finding many courses in one area of study. Try Open Culture’s 1000 lectures, videos, and podcasts from universities around the world.
Coursera is one of the leading providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) – it is a website that partners with universities and organizations around the world to bring a wide variety of topics and perspectives to one searchable database giving the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses – some provide certificates of completion to recognize that you passed the class. This is a great place to enjoy learning in a structured classroom-style environment from home.
Kahn Academy is partnering with many post-secondary schools and curating of many courses from around the web offering useable and impressive depth on many different subjects. The lectures are short and share a handful of information at a time but build on each other as you progress.
Udemy is a site that mixes free and paid course content – similar in concept to Coursera – but additionally allows users to build custom courses from lessons.
edX primarily focused on courses in math, the sciences, and engineering edX is a great option for free online education offering full online courses from many different schools with teachers, discussion boards, and quizzes primarily focused on courses in math, the sciences, and engineering.
MIT Open Courseware MIT Open Courseware is a treasure trove of the course material if you’re looking to learn more about science, computer and engineering topics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT is among the top universities for those subjects.
Stanford Online offers self-paced and session-based courses. Some courses require iTunes, but most are completed in your web browser. Stanford Online is a great site for world-class courses, though the topics are somewhat limited.
Alison Explore resources from top universities
Academic Earth Get started with some coursework
Class Central Discover free online courses
MENTAL HEALTH CARELINE
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine for Ohioans.
Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic.
The number to call is 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential.