Workshops and Events

Welcome to the JVS Calendar of Events!

 

Staying Motivated in a Tough Job Market

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 and September 4; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
JCFS/JVS – Northbrook Office
Center, 300 Revere Drive, Suite, 205
Northbrook, IL

This four-week group, held on Thursday mornings, will provide strategies for becoming motivated, staying focused, managing stress and creating a job search action plan.  Registration required.  Call Roberta Glick, LCPC, NCC at (847) 412-4304.

Career Identity

Tuesday, September 2, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Identify your career path whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional looking for a new career direction.

Presented by Career Moves

Career Identity

Wednesday, September 3, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Identify your career path whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional looking for a new career direction.

Presented by Career Moves

Branding

Monday, September 8, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Differentiate yourself from the competition.  Discover your unique value and learn how to sell what an employer is buying

Presented by Career Moves

Branding

Monday, September 8, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077 

Differentiate yourself from the competition.  Discover your unique value and learn how to sell what an employer is buying

Presented by Career Moves

Resumes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Craft a relevant and impactful resume that sells your strengths and cuts through the clutter.

Presented by Career Moves

LinkedIn 1

Tuesday, September 9, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Navigate the site and construct your profile.

Presented by Career Moves

Resumes

Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Craft a relevant and impactful resume that sells your strengths and cuts through the clutter.

Presented by Career Moves

LinkedIn 1

Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Navigate the site and construct your profile.

Presented by Career Moves

Cover Letters

Thursday, September 11, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Produce a cover letter that is engaging and positions you as a problem solver.

Presented by Career Moves

Cover Letters

Thursday, September 11, 2014; 9 am. - 12 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Produce a cover letter that is engaging and positions you as a problem solver.

Presented by Career Moves

Networking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

See how each person you meet can become a connection who can help you land your next job.

Presented by Career Moves

Networking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

See how each person you meet can become a connection who can help you land your next job.

Presented by Career Moves

Interviewing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Learn how to turn an interview into a winning conversation that can turn into an offer.

Presented by Career Moves

Starting Your Small Business in Illinois

Wednesday, September 17, 2014; 4 – 6p.m.
JVS West Rogers Park
3525 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL

This workshop will acquaint you with the basic procedures for opening a business in Illinois and answer many questions about the legalities, regulations, and requirements of operating a small business. Sponsored by Citi.  Note: Please park across the street (north of the 3525 entrance) at the 3500 Peterson Executive Center, entrance on Drake Street.  FREE. Register here.

 

Interviewing

Thursday, September 18, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Learn how to turn an interview into a winning conversation that can turn into an offer.

Presented by Career Moves

Affordable Care Act for Small Businesses

Thursday, September 18, 2014; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center Video Theater
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL

As the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace approaches its second year, what are the options for small business owners? If you want to offer insurance through your small business, what steps do you need to take? What tax credits can you take advantage of? Join Tracey Lipsig Kite, Healthcare Guide and an insurance broker, to get an overview of SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) and a blueprint for taking health insurance for your business forward. This program is funded by the Jewish Federation Fund for Innovation in Health (supported by the Michael Reese Health Trust).    FREE. Register here.

 

LinkedIn 2

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Navigate the site and construct your profile in two separate workshops.  This networking tool is a must for anyone in the job market.

Presented by Career Moves

LinkedIn 2

Monday, September 22, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.

JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60606

Navigate the site and construct your profile in two separate workshops.  This networking tool is a must for anyone in the job market.

Presented by Career Moves

Maximizing Traffic & Sales with Advanced Social Media Tools

Monday,  September 22, 2014; 3 - 5 p.m.
Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash, Room 611
Chicago,  IL

This advanced workshop will cover hashtags, event marketing, ads, Twitter chats, SMS messaging and more. Find out how using available tech tools can enhance your business dramatically.

How to Write a Business Plan

Monday, October 6, 2014; 3 – 5 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center
Video Theater (Lower Level)
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL  60605

Want to launch or grow your business? Attend this seminar to receive insight, advice, and guidance to prepare a business plan.

Building Credit, Building a Business

Tuesday, October 7, 2014;  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Boulevard
2nd Floor Training Room
Chicago, IL  60606

Discover why having good credit is important for the entrepreneur. Are you starting a business or already in business and looking for a loan?

Crowdfunding

Tuesday, October 7, 2014;  3 – 5 p.m.
Chicago Public Library
Bezazian Branch
1226 W. Ainslie, Chicago.

Find out about the newest way to utilize social media to raise funds to launch your business. What are the basic steps to success and what are the pitfalls to avoid?

Starting Your Small Business in Illinois

Wednesday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m
Harold Washington Library Center
Video Theater (Lower Level)
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL  60605


This workshop will acquaint you with the basic procedures for opening a business in Illinois and answer many questions about the legalities, regulations, and requirements of operating a small business. Sponsored by Citi. Presented with the Harold Washington Library Center. Offered in conjunction with Crain’s Small Business Week.  FREE.  To register, click here.

CORE Four Business Planning Course®

Monday – Thursday, October 20 – 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
JVS Chicago
216 W. Jackson Boulevard, 2nd Floor Training Room
Chicago, IL  60606

This 10-hour business planning course will give you the information and skills that you need in the four "CORE" elements of planning and sustaining a business: Plan for business success;

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