Join Jane at These Upcoming Events

Apply Strategically (Get Unstuck Series Part 3)

Tuesday August 20 & Thursday August 22 from 6 – 9 pm CST @ General Assembly Chicago / Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, ChicagoIL 60611

In this final part of this 3-part series program participants will learn ways to more effectively find and apply to jobs, as well as masterfully communicate what it is that they want to do and how their past experience relates to desired opportunities.

You’ll learn expert-level insight on navigating a strategic job search for making a career change and learn how to finally explain any shifts, gaps, or non-traditional parts of your work history.

Ideal for anyone who feels unsatisfied at work, wants more, but isn’t quite sure what that would be. Focus is on job search and how to explain changes and gaps in work history. This program also includes a 1:1 mini-coaching session.

Join for all three parts or whichever ones suit your needs. Each night of this 3-part series is designed to stand on its own while still building upon previous sessions.

 Part 1: Make Your Pivot 
 Part 2: Making Changes & Reaching Goals 

 

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Digital Nomad Life: How to Life & Work From Anywhere

Tuesday August 27  @ Second Shift 3432 W Diversey Ave Floor 2, Chicago

Ever wondered what it’s like to live and work remotely or on the move? What skills do you need in order to do it?

We’ve gathered some seasoned working travelers and experts to chat about digital nomadism, working while traveling and the different approaches and tools that will assist certain travel styles and businesses.

Join us for this exclusive event at Second Shift where we’ll kick back and discuss life as a digital freelancer, adventurer and entrepreneur.

 

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Interviewing Like a Pro: How to Strike the Right Note When Talking About Yourself

Thursday September 12 , 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

In today’s world, it’s critical to optimize the face- to – face opportunities you get to sell yourself. Whether interviewing for an actual job, pitching an idea, or simply engaging in casual conversation, you have to know how to communicate your skills and experience in a compelling and memorable way. If you feel more tongue-tied than fluent in your ability to answer questions, speak persuasively, and tell your stories- this class can help. We’ll cover strategies to optimally prepare for important conversations, to craft stories and messages that stick, and to help ensure your interviews are infused with a spirit of control, achievement and gravitas.

Outcomes

 

  • Do the proper research- both “internal and external”- to get ready for interviews and other important conversations
  • Tell the Big Story of You

  • Craft succinct and compelling answers to a variety of common interview questions

  • Master other critical non-verbal aspects of how you present yourself And more!

Prep

Bring a laptop, paper and pen, your resume and one story of a professional accomplishment!

 

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Personal Branding Workshop

Monday September 30, 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Why is it that we ‘just like’ some people we hardly know? From celebrities to coworkers to the people we pass on the street or follow on social media, everyday we are aligning with humans that in many cases are virtual strangers.

These are people who are sharing their personal brand with the world through their work, opinions, dress, speech and art. And while it can feel intimidating, personal branding is an opportunity for you to take ownership of how you are perceived in the world and use it for your own benefit.

Whether your are looking to change careers, starting out for the first time or simply want to increase your visibility in your industry, developing your personal brand is crucial to standing out and getting what you want. It opens doors to new opportunities and helps you attract people, projects and jobs that are consistent with what you want to be. All you need to do is figure out who you want to be and live it everywhere, everyday.

Outcomes

 

  • Deconstruct the elements of well-known and successful personal brands
  • Identify your target audience and goals in building​ a recognizable persona through your personal brand
  • Uncover the unique identifiers that differentiate you​/your personal brand​​
  • Decipher the best way to communicate with your audience and build agency for your personal brand

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Mastering the Art of Negotiation: Finding Mutually Beneficial Outcomes

Wednesday October 2, 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

From working with business partners and job candidates, to navigating your own compensation or buying a home or car, negotiation is a critical skill in our everyday lives.

Become a master of negotiation in this program – learn how to identify negotiation opportunities, prepare for various situations, and achieve not just your desired result but learn how to drive to a mutually beneficial result for all parties.

Using proven strategies from the Harvard Negotiation Project, this workshop will offer an overview of the theory and tactics of negotiations, a discussion of ways to manage the emotional dimensions of conflict resolution, and expose students to several key tools of awareness to approach negotiations to seek optimal, mutually agreeable outcomes.

Participants will receive instruction, engage in mock negotiations, and receive direct feedback.

Instructional topics to include:
– How to prepare: dimensions, target prices, and BATNAs
– Cognitive Forces: anchoring, first offices, and rationale
– Key techniques: MESOs, concessions, removing people from negotiations, packages vs. pieces

This workshop is perfect for anyone who anticipates negotiating a salary, a business deal, purchasing a home or car, financing a venture or a loan, pricing a product or service, or going to a yard sale.

Following the program each student will receive individual 1:1 support on a negotiation topic by trainer and certified coach Jane Scudder.

Outcomes

  • Distinguish interest based bargaining from traditional positional bargaining
  • How to enter a negotiation prepared to secure optional outcomes
  • Learn research-based techniques that consistently create better results
  • Become aware of the cognitive and emotional forces at play during a negotiation
  • Negotiation case
  • Personalized 1:1 negotiation feedback as a follow up to the program

Register here

LinkedIn & Resume Refresh for Career Changers

Monday October 21, 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

A strategically targeted resume is your most important weapon when searching for a job. This document is often the first impression that you will make with an employer. On average, employers initially look at resumes for 10–20 seconds, so you’ve got to knock ’em out with a great document. Students will leave this workshop knowing just how to do that.

LinkedIn is the world’s professional social network and a vital resource to find business opportunities and form strategic alliances. We will explore LinkedIn’s unique feature-set and delve deep into the tools and techniques that will help you master LinkedIn. We will also walk through real examples of successful LinkedIn user profiles and learn the techniques to achieve an all-star profile.

Outcomes

  • Strategies to format your resume for easy reading
  • Tips to describe your experience so you showcase your accomplishments
  • How to target to a specific industry/position even if you don’t have previous experience
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn profile for search engines
  • Striking the balance between professional and personal
  • The unwritten rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Prep

  • Laptop
  • A draft resume
  • A LinkedIn profile
  • A job description

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Refining Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Monday October 21, 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

A strategically targeted resume is your most important weapon when searching for a job. This document is often the first impression that you will make with an employer. On average, employers initially look at resumes for 10–20 seconds, so you’ve got to knock ’em out with a great document. Students will leave this workshop knowing just how to do that.

LinkedIn is the world’s professional social network and a vital resource to find business opportunities and form strategic alliances. We will explore LinkedIn’s unique feature-set and delve deep into the tools and techniques that will help you master LinkedIn. We will also walk through real examples of successful LinkedIn user profiles and learn the techniques to achieve an all-star profile.

Outcomes

  • Strategies to format your resume for easy reading
  • Tips to describe your experience so you showcase your accomplishments
  • How to target to a specific industry/position even if you don’t have previous experience
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn profile for search engines
  • Striking the balance between professional and personal
  • The unwritten rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Prep

  • Laptop
  • A draft resume
  • A LinkedIn profile
  • A job description

Register here

Mastering the Art of Negotiation: Finding Mutually Beneficial Outcomes

Wednesday November 20, 6-8 pm CST @ Rent 24, 444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

From working with business partners and job candidates, to navigating your own compensation or buying a home or car, negotiation is a critical skill in our everyday lives.

Become a master of negotiation in this program – learn how to identify negotiation opportunities, prepare for various situations, and achieve not just your desired result but learn how to drive to a mutually beneficial result for all parties.

Using proven strategies from the Harvard Negotiation Project, this workshop will offer an overview of the theory and tactics of negotiations, a discussion of ways to manage the emotional dimensions of conflict resolution, and expose students to several key tools of awareness to approach negotiations to seek optimal, mutually agreeable outcomes.

Participants will receive instruction, engage in mock negotiations, and receive direct feedback.

Instructional topics to include:
– How to prepare: dimensions, target prices, and BATNAs
– Cognitive Forces: anchoring, first offices, and rationale
– Key techniques: MESOs, concessions, removing people from negotiations, packages vs. pieces

This workshop is perfect for anyone who anticipates negotiating a salary, a business deal, purchasing a home or car, financing a venture or a loan, pricing a product or service, or going to a yard sale.

Following the program each student will receive individual 1:1 support on a negotiation topic by trainer and certified coach Jane Scudder.

Outcomes

  • Distinguish interest based bargaining from traditional positional bargaining
  • How to enter a negotiation prepared to secure optional outcomes
  • Learn research-based techniques that consistently create better results
  • Become aware of the cognitive and emotional forces at play during a negotiation
  • Negotiation case
  • Personalized 1:1 negotiation feedback as a follow up to the program

Register here

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