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How do I apply for training?
Cohort #4 applications open August 1st, 2017. Applications will be reviewed through August 15th, 2017.
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What are the requirements? Do I need sales experience?
re:work is geared towards young professionals (about 18-30 years old) ready to start a new career. We’re looking for high school graduates / GED recipients with low to moderate income. Applicants must be U.S. work eligible and available on weekend afternoons.
Prior sales experience is not required. We look for confidence, communication skills (verbal and written), drive and a passion to learn sales. Professional experience is a plus - especially something involving frequent customer interaction such as retail, restaurant service, etc.
How much does it cost to join this training program?
re:work is a nonprofit. Our training is and always will be 100% free for applicants. Support from corporate partners and donors enables us to fulfill our mission to connect America’s undiscovered talent with meaningful work.
When and where is this training program?
Our next training is from August 26th to October 22nd. We meet from 1pm to 4pm for each Saturday and Sunday over this 10-week period.
Sessions are at Blue Lacuna, located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave. in Chicago. Accepted candidates are eligible for a transportation stipend.
What do we cover in this training? What type of work does this training prepare me for?
We teach the foundation of entry-level software sales so that you are equipped with the know-how to land the job and impress your future manager and colleagues from the start. An overview of our curriculum can be found here.
Entry-level sales roles are about finding new opportunities for businesses to sell their products/services. These roles can lead to a career in sales, business development, marketing, or even software development. Learn more about the role here.
Is this program really worth my time?
re:work can fast-track your career, boost your earning potential and expand your professional opportunities. Training is free and wraps up in less than 2 months. Placements from re:work earn an average starting salary of $52,000 plus benefits.
While statistics like these help us measure our impact, no numbers can compare to direct testimonials from recent re:work candidates living their dreams. View their stories here.
I know someone who’d be perfect for re:work! How do I refer them?
We love referrals. Introduce them to re:work using this quick referral form. Thank you!
How can I get more information?
We’re happy to help with any questions you might have. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you.