What's Coming Up
 
22
Feb
Improve your Credit

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Want to purchase a house or new car? Learn how to review your credit report, improve your credit score and save for that trip, car or new home that you've always wanted. Registration required. View flyer »

 
22
Feb
Smart Social Media

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Establishing a professional presence on social media allows you to communicate your personal brand in an up-to-date way. In this workshop we will discuss smart strategies to use social media to help you in your job search. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
24
Feb
Microsoft Word

1 - 2 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Learn the basic functions of everyday word processing and useful tips for file management. $10 course fee.  To register or for more information, call (248) 432-5411. View other beginniner courses »

 
27
Feb
Career Tune-Up

3 - 4:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Join other job seekers in a supportive environment to network, share job-leads and learn more about the nuances of the job search in today’s economy. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
28
Feb
Ace the Interview

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

No matter how many times you’ve done it, interviewing is one of the most stressful parts of the job search. During this workshop, we will review how to answer interview questions, tips for being at your best and how to sell yourself for the job. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
2
Mar
Mindset Matters

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn how your mindset can affect your job search and ability to connect with employers. Participants will explore how their thoughts dictate their actions and chances for success. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
3
Mar
Networking and More

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

It is estimated that 80% of jobs are never posted on job boards, so establishing relationships with professional contacts is essential for a successful job search. In this workshop, you will learn tips for engaging in professional interactions and how to use your network to find hidden opportunities. You'll also learn about the  JVS ActNow.jobs website, which contains job opening and other resources for job seekers. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
3
Mar
Google Apps

1 - 2 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Find out about Google Drive, Docs and other services to boost your productivity. $10 course fee. For more information, call (248) 233-4245. View other beginner courses »

 
6
Mar
USAJOBS Seminar

1 - 4 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn how to navigate the USAJOBS website and apply for government jobs from presenter Matt Paquette. For more information, contact Sherrie James at sjames@jvsdet.org. View flyer »

 
7
Mar
Ace the Interview

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

No matter how many times you’ve done it, interviewing is one of the most stressful parts of the job search. During this workshop, we will review how to answer tough interview questions, tips for being at your best and how to sell yourself for the job. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
8
Mar
Avoiding Scams

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn how to identify and prevent theft and scams, what to do if you've been taken advantage of and how to become a better consumer by learning your rights. Registration required. View flyer »

 
9
Mar
Caregiver Support

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Fleischman Residence
6710 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Individuals who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia discuss common issues and concerns and receive support and advice from our social work staff and other caregivers. To register or for more information about evening meetings, which address the needs of individuals caring for any older adult, contact Joely Lyons at (248) 592-5032 or jlyons@jslmi.org.

 
9
Mar
Winning Resumes

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

In this workshop, you will learn how to write a resume that will match your skills to the position you are applying for and how to write a cover letter that will highlight how your experience makes you the right person for the job. Please bring a current copy of your resume and cover letter, as well as a job description for a position you wish to apply for. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
13
Mar
Career Tune-Up

3 - 4:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Join other job seekers in a supportive environment to network, share job-leads and learn more about the nuances of the job search in today’s economy. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
14
Mar
Mindset Matters

12:30 - 2 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Learn how your mindset can affect your job search and ability to connect with employers. Participants will explore how their thoughts dictate their actions and chances for success. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
14
Mar
Caregiver Support

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Individuals who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia discuss common issues and concerns and receive support and advice from our social work staff and other caregivers. Our evening sessions address the needs of individuals caring for any older adult. For more information or to register, contact Dorothy Moon at dmoon@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4392.

 
15
Mar
Homebuyer Education

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
JVS Southfield
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076


This 2-session program on March 15 and 16 will help individuals learn if homeownership is right for them, including how to select the right home, work effectively with a lender, close on a mortgage and avoid foreclosure. A nominal cost of $50 per household is payable in cash, credit card or money order. Pre-registration required by contacting HomeandBudgeting@jvsdet.org or 248-233-4299. More info and other dates »

New!

Online homebuyer education workshop now available in English and Spanish. Completion of this workshop fulfills the MSHDA down payment assistance education requirement.  Once you complete the online class, you must contact a JVS Housing Counselor to schedule a time to review your test results and then provide your certificate. Register »

 
16
Mar
LinkedIn Basics

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Social media is an essential part of networking and could lead to your next job. If you do not have a LinkedIn account, you will be able to create one in this workshop. We will explore basic functions such as adding a photo and writing background and summary information. This class is designed for Beginners. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
17
Mar
iPad/iPhone Basics

1 - 2 p.m.
David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Discover the amazing features and apps on the iPad and iPhone. $10 course fee.  To register or for more information, call (248) 432-5411. View other beginner courses »

 
20
Mar
Family Support

5:30 - 7 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Individuals who are caring for an older adult discuss common issues and concerns and receive support and advice from our social work staff and other caregivers. Our afternoon sessions address the specific needs of older adults with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. For more information or to register, contact Dorothy Moon at dmoon@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4392.

 
20
Mar
Career Tune-Up

3 - 4:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Join other job seekers in a supportive environment to network, share job-leads and learn more about the nuances of the job search in today’s economy. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
21
Mar
Strategic Job Search

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Searching for a job is an ever-changing process that becomes a job in itself. In this workshop, we will walk through ways to be successful during today’s job search process. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
22
Mar
Business Connections

7:30 ‐ 8:45 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn how face reading can expand your communicatioon skills and provide you with insights into people's inner thoughts and feelings. View flyer »

 
22
Mar
Smart Social Media

2 - 3 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Establishing a professional presence on social media allows you to communicate your personal brand in an up-to-date way. In this workshop we will discuss smart strategies to use social media to help you in your job search. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
23
Mar
Engergize you Search

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Searching for a job is an ever-changing process that can become a job itself. In this workshop, we'll walk through ways to be successful during today’s job search process. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
24
Mar
iPhone/iPad Photos

1 - 2 p.m.
David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Make the most of your camera with simple steps to take and share photos. $10 course fee.  To register or for more information, call (248) 432-5411. View other beginner courses »

 
27
Mar
Career Tune-Up

3 - 4:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Join other job seekers in a supportive environment to network, share job-leads and learn more about the nuances of the job search in today’s economy. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
29
Mar
Banking Basics

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Learn the advantages of having a bank account and what banking and financial products are right for you.  Registration required. View flyer »

 
30
Mar
LinkedIn Advanced

10 - 11:30 a.m.
JVS
29699 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

During this workshop, you will learn how to search for jobs, follow companies and make connections that will assist in your job search. This class is designed for individuals who already have a LinkedIn profile set up. Take our LinkedIn Basics class to learn how to create a profile. For more information, call (248) 233-4245.

 
31
Mar
Say No to Scams

1 - 2 p.m.
Hermelin ORT Resource Center
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Learn how to protect yourself against scams and financial exploitation.  $10 course fee.  To register or for more information, call (248) 432-5411. View flyer and other courses »