National Hire A Veteran Day


The Job Shop is proud to support the members of our national forces by participating in National Hire A Veteran Day! Are you a veteran in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for work? Do you have friends or family who served in the armed forces and are looking for work in the Bay Area? We have tons of opportunities and would love to help! Send a resume to, or give us a call at 415-227-8610. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Congratulations to Jojo!

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19 Years ago today a young (and much hairier!) Jojo Varona joined the Job Shop team! His hard work, dedication, cheer and joy bring light and laughter to the office, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of working with him. Congratulations Jojo, and here’s to 19 more years of success together!

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18 Years, and Still Going Strong!


Today marks the 18th year of the Job Shop being in business. We are so proud of and grateful for all of our candidates and clients. We couldn’t do this without you.

We intend to be here for another 18 years, and hope you’ll be there with us! Thank you so much for all your hard work, support, and commitment.

Check out some great pictures from the Job Shop’s history:

Go Giants!

The Job Shop is very proud of our San Francisco Giants for winning the World Series! It has been an amazing season and we enjoyed every minute of it. Enjoy these pictures taken during the victory parade through the city.

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Hire a temp for 4 days, get your 5th day free!

Need a great temp for the week? Call us. Whether it’s an administrative, executive-level, or accounting person you’re looking for, we take a personal approach with each client and candidate to ensure a successful partnership.

That’s because at The Job Shop, we do things a little differently. We LISTEN to clients’ needs and then we provide custom placement. Our 98% retention rate of all permanent candidates over the last 3 years proves it works. And now, when you hire a temp through us for 4 days, we’ll pick up the tab for the 5th day. Call us at 415.227.8610 or visit us online at This offer will end May 31, 2010.

A chance to win $250.00! Happy Holidays!

The Job Shop San Francisco would like your help in finding companies who are hiring and using temps in the Bay Area for the upcoming Holiday Season. Email your ideas to All referrals with your name will be included in a lucky draw for a chance to win $250.00! Happy Holidays!

Career Mentorship Symposium

We are very excited to participate in the upcoming “Career Mentorship Symposium” which will be held from 12pm-2pm on August 13, 2009 at Golden Gate University. Here are the topics coupled with each respective group leader that will be discussed.

  1. What are some of the most egregious resume faux paus and how can you avoid them? Sara Menke Premier Staffing
  2. Does social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, & Twitter help or hinder one’s chances?
  3. How should an applicant prepare for an interview? Anitra Collins Google
  4. Where do you go to find the most reliable job postings? Joanna Samuels JOALT
  5. What impresses/annoys hiring managers? Peter Smith On Call Counsel
  6. How do you handle leading up to an (phone and otherwise) interview and what is the appropriate protocol of following up? Brenda Besdansky Speakers World
  7. What are the differences with dealing with recruiters vs. in-house hiring managers? Valarie Harrison Matrix Resources
  8. How do you adopt the attitude of providing something to the employer as opposed to the employer providing something to the applicant? Cathy Hammer 4 Views
  9. How do you dress for an interview? Liz Frome The Job Shop(Sponsor)
  10. What are some amazing characteristics/success stories of exceptional candidates? Daniel Estrada Mass Mutual(Sponsor)

Please keep in mind that the Golden Gate University would like to do this event periodically, potentially once a quarter, so you may have another opportunity to do the workshop that you feel more confident about next time.

As a reminder, here is the proposed agenda again:

  • 15 min for everyone to get their lunch and to find a seat
  • 10 min – Welcome, introduction of sponsors and panelists
  • 60 min (3 x 20 min sessions) – group lead discussions on resume writing, attire, interview tips, etc.)
  • 10 min – Closing, disbursement of resource materials/goodie bags
  • 25 min – Mini Career Fair

For more information, call The Job Shop at 415.227.8610