Workshops and Events

Welcome to the JVS Calendar of Events!

 

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.

128th Annual Meeting

4:30 PM     JVS Chicago 128th Annual Meeting
5:15 PM     Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres Reception

Jewish United Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
30 S. Wells
Chicago, IL  60606

Please join us to hear aboutJVS'achievements in FY 2014, plans for the coming year and to celebrate our 2014 Honorees

To RSVS, call Kathy Zook at 312-673-3462 or email kathyzook@jvschicago.org.

 

Branding

Monday, October 6, 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

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.

Resumes

Tuesday, October 7, 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

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?

LinkedIn 1

Wednesday, October 8, 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

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.

Cover Letters

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 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

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;

Networking

Tuesday, October 21, 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: Increase Your Networking Mojo

October 21, 2014
Guest Speaker, David Ritter:  Lecture 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

 Networking is the single most valuable method for finding a job

  • Learn the tools of successful networking:  How Social Media, Hand Bills, Pain Letters and Engaging Elevator Speeches pay off
  • Learn the most effective approach to Informational, Target Centric, Group and One on One networking for engaging the right contact
  • Join us for a day of Networking saturation; tips, techniques and tactics

David Ritter Leveraging his experience in technology leadership, accelerating business growth, and connecting people, DAVID RITTER, CEO and Co-Founder of NetworkedChicago, LLC, helps professionals and businesses to succeed. He connects entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate professionals with the business development, business partnership, and career development opportunities they need to achieve the success they are looking for.

Interviewing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014; 9 a.m. - 12 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

Social Media: Best Friends or Worst Enemy?

October 28, 2014
5:30 - 8 p.m.

Harold Washington Library
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State St., Chicago

Learn how top hiring managers, recruiters and acquisition teams use social to media to vet candidates for employment.

Available Spaces: 193

LinkedIn 2

Wednesday, October 29, 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

Staying Motivated in a Tough Job Market

Thursdays, October 30, 2014 - November 20, 2014; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
JCFS/JVS – Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL  60077

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.

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