All Workshops and Events

Welcome to the JVS Calendar of Events!

 

Step It Up: Resume and Cover Letter Review

Tips and Ideas to polish your resume and cover letter

216 W. Jackson, Suite 700
Chicago, IL

Please bring your working resume and/or cover letter drafts (required)
1 hour personal session: $40
For more information and to schedule an appointment call: 312.673.3444

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.

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

Six Meetings, over an eight week period;
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
November 2 – December 21, 2016 (No meetings 11/23 and 12/7, 2016)

(The two open weeks are regarded as working weeks for class assignments)

Facilitated by Roberta Glick, LCPC, NCC, JVS Chicago Career Counselor
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

Branding - Skokie

Wednesday, November 2, 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

Resumes - Skokie

Monday, November 7, 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

Cover Letters - Skokie

Monday, November 14, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 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

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.

LinkedIn 1 - Skokie

Friday, November 18, 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

Networking - Skokie

Monday, November 21, 2016
9:30 - 12:30 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 2 - Skokie

Monday, November 28, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 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

Interviewing - Skokie

Wednesday, November 30, 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

Duman Start-Up Accelerator

The Duman Start-Up Accelerator is JVS Chicago’s 6-week accelerator for start-up entrepreneurs. The Duman Start-Up Accelerator helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch their new business by providing the tools and resources to help participants articulate their vision and business model. Participants will learn to develop an opportunity, identify start-up costs, and launch a successful business.

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