Other Resources & Links
Start with Your Job Search for extensive information about job seeking. Most of this information will be very useful to alumni.
For Massachusetts-based Alumni
One-Stop Career Centers across the state help job seekers and employers by providing a wide array of employment-related programs and services.
One-Stop Career Centers in Western Massachusetts
Franklin Hampshire Career Centers, Northampton, Greenfield, and Orange
BerkshireWorks, Pittsfield and North Adams
For a listing of current centers in Central and Eastern Massachusetts, go to the Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Web site. Follow the “For Workers and Unions” link.
For laid off, downsized, or unemployed alumni/ae, we recommend attending weekly career networking meetings with an organization called WIND. These evening meetings are facilitated by a skilled outplacement consultant and are a good resource for company contacts. The meeting fee is nominal.
For those living in the Boston-area, reasonable-priced career services are available at JVS (Jewish Vocational Service). Their fees are quite reasonable compared with private consultants in the Boston area. You do not need to be Jewish to use their services—they are open to everyone. There are JVS offices in most metropolitan areas. A Google search will help you find those if you live outside of Boston.
Career Counseling and Resume Services in Western Massachusetts
UMass Amherst Career Services presents this list as a general reference. We make no claim on the abilities or reputations of the following resources.
For Alumni Outside Massachusetts
Check with local colleges and community colleges—many have career services available to the public for a reasonable fee.
Take advantage of the services of the JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) if there is one in your area. A Google search will help you find one. You do not need to be Jewish to use their services—they are open to everyone.
Visit the National Career Development Association Web site. They list Career Counselors under the “Career Center” heading.
- Check the Yellow Pages, under “Career & Vocational Counseling.”