Archive for the ‘Career Moves’ Category

The War on Discouragement: Staying Motivated During a Long Job Search

Illinois has been particularly hard hit with long-term unemployment, with more than 40 percent of job seekers out of work for more than 27 weeks (the third highest in the US behind Washington, DC, and New Jersey). While the current job market has lowered unemployment to 4.2 percent, numbers for the long-term unemployed have barely Read More →

Social Media and Employment—Betting the Brand

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”                                                                                             –Warren Buffett With the ascendancy of social media in the hiring hierarchy has come the realization that these very public media have their pitfalls and payoffs for jobseekers. The National Labor Relations Board has become involved in regulating them; huge Read More →

Highlights of 2014: Many and Varied

The strategic alliance of JVS Chicago and Jewish Child & Family Services was the big news of 2013–but this agency is no one-hit wonder! All areas of the agency had important news to report in 2014. Career Moves launched an innovative program of Job Search Work Teams, with Laurie Rosen and Arlene Wanetick running the Read More →

Ready for Your Interview: How JVS Chicago Prepares Clients to Meet Employers, and Questions Employers Can Ask to Find the Right Candidate

  Interviewing job candidates can be stressful. How will you know if a person will be the right fit? What questions can you ask to determine a candidate’s experience and value? In issue after issue of jvs@work, the JVS Chicago enewsletter for employers, executives have complimented JVS Chicago on how well-prepared its job candidates are, Read More →

Career Yoga: Positioning Yourself for Positive Job Placement Linda Wolfe, Director of Career Development and Placement (pictured at right), knows she faces a challenge. “What we have learned at Career Moves — a comprehensive career development center at JVS Chicago — is that clients don’t know what they didn’t know until after they have attended our workshops or worked with one of our career Read More →

JVS Chicago offers 2014 scholarships

  The Jewish community believes in the value of an education, and JVS Chicago is no exception.  For more than 50 years, it has been helping Jewish students with scholarships.

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