Job Seekers

The YWCA’s Fifty+ program is the only place in the Bay Area that offers free training and placement services exclusively to women over 50. Through our workshops, one-on-one assistance and direct placement services, we have the proven model for success for mature women looking to find work.

Workshops + Forums

Your first step with us is one — or more! — of our fantastic and FREE workshops. We have options that meet every person’s needs, and you’ll find an amazing and supportive community in the process.

Check out our Class Calendar to see what's coming up!  Class options include:

Taking Control of Your Job Search: This workshop is designed to increase client skills in the employment search process and to build networks and connections. Held over 6 days, 2.5 hours/day for women ages 50 and older.

Success Groups:  Weekly one hour group support for our FiftyPlus clients to build relationships, cheer each other on, and get excited about planning your individual work to seek out your next job.  Open to women ages 50+.

Job Clubs:  Job Clubs allow our clients to practice their skills, hear wisdom from key guest speakers that have insider insights in the job search, and stay motivated. Open to YWCA clients.

Employer Forums: The YWCA invites local employers to lead discussions about current hiring needs, the hiring process and what their future workforce needs may be.  Open to YWCA clients.

60+ Career Express:  Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.  Participate in 60-minute intensive job-search trainings, workshops, job clubs, employer forums, and get one-on-one support along the way.

60+ Resumes That Shine:  Learn how to easily master the key steps in developing and writing your resume, and to customize and adapt your resume for specific jobs. Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.

60+ Making Age An Asset:  Identify the strengths you bring to the workplace based on your age and experience.  Practice making age your asset in a practice interview session. Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.

60+ Interviewing Back to Basics:  Learn the key steps to prepare for successful interviewing both in person and virtually. Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.

60+ Behavioral Interviewing At Your Best:  Learn about behavioral interviewing and how to master your responses.  Practice interview questions with a partner. Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.

60+ Networking for Success:  We will cover the impact networking has on your job search.  Practice networking and conducting an informational interview activity. Open to all genders ages 60 or older who reside in Marin.

Tech Success Trainings: Word Levels 1 & 2, Excel Levels 1 & 2, Outlook, PowerPoint, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite & Apps & Meetup, and more!  These classes are where clients learn to become competitive in today’s workplace. Open to YWCA clients.

Work for Yourself@50+:  Built to help you start your own business and it includes core training on the basics of entrepreneurship, plus connections with others in your field.  Open to all genders ages 50+.

Call us today at 415-479-9922 or email us to sign up for classes.

One-on-One Assistance

Once you get the training you need through our workshops, you’ll want to work one-on-one with someone as you move through your job search — and we’re here for you every step of the way.

The most empowering program I have attended.

Workshop graduates get access to free one-on-one assistance on a variety of subjects such as:

  • Mapping out a targeted job search plan;
  • Conducting a resume review;
  • Interviewing prep and/or mock interviews;
  • Negotiation practice;
  • Elevator pitch refinement and more.

We’ll be there for you when you search, when you get the offer, and beyond. We can help you negotiate your offer, and then we’ll check in with you on the new job to make sure all is going well. We’re here as your support as you take the steps to your own job search success.

To learn more or make an appointment, call us at 415-479-9922 or email us.

Placement Services

Here at Fifty+, we have a robust employer network that can help match you to your perfect job.

The Fifty+ program offered practical computer skills for the market today, along with private coaching, help to polish resumes, interviewing, and “how to get your name out there”!

Our employer outreach provides you with a number of advantages in your job search, such as:

  • Priority advance notification of job postings;
  • Getting to the ‘front of the line’ in an employer’s recruitment process;
  • Targeted YWCA staff outreach to employers on your behalf;
  • With select employers, pre-negotiated higher wage rates for Fifty+ clients.

We can help. Call Bette at 415-479-9922 or Bgundersheim@yourywca.org.