JVS Chicago's Career Moves program recently began to use the team approach to job seeking.  A Job Search Work Team goal is for teammates to assist one another - pulling together to find employment.  Results have been impressive; two-thirds of the first Job Search Work Team participants have found work.

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Inspiration Corporation is a Chicago nonprofit organization that assists people who are homeless or low-income on the journey to self-reliance. As it has grown, Inspiration Corporation has found quality candidates for a variety of positions by partnering with JVS Chicago.    

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Create a Compelling Elevator Speech
Thursday, August 14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn how to craft an elevator speech and integrate a video of it into your marketing and selling efforts. Focus is on small business.


Starting Your Small Business in Illinois
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3 - 5 p.m.
This workshop will acquaint you with the basic procedures for opening a business in Illinois and answer many questions about the legalities...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014;1 - 4 p.m.          
Identify your career path, whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional looking for a direction.
Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 and September 4
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Provides strategies for becoming motivated, staying focused, managing stress and creating a job search action plan.
Monday, August 11, 2014; 1  - 4 p.m.
Differentiate yourself from the competition and discover how to sell what employers buy.  
Tuesday, August 12, 2014; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Craft a relevant, impactful resume that sells your strengths and cuts through clutter.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Navigate the site and construct your profile.   
Thursday, August 14, 2014; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Produce a cover letter that is engaging and positions you as a problem solver.  
Tuesday, August 19, 2014; 1 - 4 p.m.    
See how each person you meet can become a connection to your next job.   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014;1 - 4 p.m.
Learn how to turn an interview into a winning conversation and an offer.      
Wednesday, August 27, 2014; 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Intermediate techniques for navigating the site and constructing your profile.
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Candidate Profiles  
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is a young man who is both bright and articulate. He is organized and methodical. He has a certificate in Computer Numerical Control. Jason is looking to combine his interest in computer technology with his ability to problem solve. He would like to work in an office environment. He lives close to the Metra, so a downtown location would be easy for him to access.

is interested in working in a retail store, preferably one that sells clothing. Jourden completed a training program, where she had the opportunity to train both in a food service and retail environment. Jourden is polite, and has good customer service skills. She would like to work in the far northwest suburbs.
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JVS Chicago is administered through an alliance agreement by Jewish Child & Family Services, a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation.