All Workshops and Events

Welcome to the JVS Calendar of Events!

 

Branding - Skokie

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

An interactive workshop designed to teach participants how to differentiate themselves from the competition, how to discover their unique value, and how to sell what an employer is buying.

Presented by Career Moves

Shabbat on the Lake

August 5, 2016
Friday, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join JCC Chicago for the 6th Annual Shabbat on the Lake – the premier lakefront event of the summer for young adults.

In its sixth year, Shabbat on the Lake is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With over 500 people celebrating on our city’s beautiful lakefront, you’ll mingle with friends new and old.

Enjoy drinks, kosher eats, music, activities, interactive workshops, Shabbat services (Egalitarian & Orthodox) and so much more.

Register in advance for a chance to win an iPad and much more (think FitBit)!

Contact: Becky Adelberg at 847.763.3629 or email badelberg@gojcc.org

$25 in advance
$35 day of event

Friday, August 5 | 5:30-10:00pm

Waveland Clock Tower – Addison & the Lake (Grove 15, Map)

Resumes - Skokie

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Hands-on workshop that provides resume best practices so you can begin constructing an effective, branded, customizable, and focused resume that highlights your unique value.

Presented by Career Moves

The Cure for "I Don't Know What I Want to Do!"

August 10 – September 28, 2016 (No meetings 9/7 and 9/21, 2016)
Six  Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
(The two open weeks are regarded
as working weeks for class assignments)

JVS Chicago, 
5150 Golf Road, Skokie, IL 60077

When it comes to employment, if you are someone who:

  • *  is unclear about what career path to take
  • *  has just left a position and needs a change
  • *  is returning to the workforce and your former job no longer exists
  • *  wants to do something different, for different rewards

Cover Letters - Skokie

Thursday, August 11, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

An interactive workshop for you to learn why cover letters matter with techniques for developing targeted communications that help land interviews.

 

Presented by Career Moves

Networking - Skokie

Monday, August 15, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

An interactive workshop for participants to learn and practice networking techniques that expand their job search capabilities including how to develop "elevator speeches", and how to design handbills.

Presented by Career Moves

LinkedIn 1 - Skokie

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

A hands-on workshop for participants to learn to navigate the website, construct their profile, and manage privacy and settings.

 

Presented by Career Moves

Interviewing - Skokie

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

An interactive workshop for you to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to enter an interview fully prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to engage in an effective conversation with the interviewer.

 

Presented by Career Moves

LinkedIn 2 - Skokie

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
1 - 4 pm
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

A hands-on workshop for participants with 50% or more profile completion that describes the more advanced uses including networking, researching companies, and applying for jobs.

 

Presented by Career Moves

Entrepreneurship for Artists and Creative Professionals

Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm
La Casa Resource Center
1815 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60608

Artists often come upon their practice through a passion for making. But what happens when our practice becomes a business?

How to Write a Business Plan

Friday, October 21, 2016
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Bezazian Branch, Chicago Public Library
1226 W Ainslie St.
Chicago, IL

This free workshop is for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business. Receive insight, advice, and guidance on how to develop an effective business plan. Presented by The Duman Entrepreneurship Center.

To register click here.

Entrepreneurship for Artists and Creative Professionals

Friday, November 18, 2016
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Bezazian Branch, Chicago Public Library
1226 W Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL  60640

Artists often come upon their practice through a passion for making. But what happens when our practice becomes a business? By nature, artists are often self-employed but often lack the tools to approach their practice as a business.

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