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Higher Hits the Blogosphere — Check Out the Resources and Tips!

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Higher logoIt’s my pleasure to point you to a budding new resource for people interested in the connection between refugee resettlement and the workplace: the Higher blog.

Many of you are already familiar with Higher, an LIRS program that builds and connects the diverse community of employment professionals, employers, and neighbors who support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency.

Higher is expanding services for employment programs, employers, and refugees and immigrants.  Higher helps people from these groups:

  • Identify national trends and resources
  • Share good ideas that work
  • Access concrete strategies for job development, addressing barriers to employment and building client skills
  • Secure their first job and work toward their longer-term career objectives

The Higher blog is really picking up steam. Here are a few of the recent posts:

How to Use Video for Interview Practice
Lots of practical tips here on how refugees – or anyone – can use technology to boost their job interviewing skills.

How to Use FREE Online Training and Education Resources
The basics of where to go on the Internet to learn valuable skills and acquire useful knowledge.

Friday Feature: Outcasts United by Warren St. John
Neat review of a book that tells the story of  a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town.

Ethics and Client Job History
When is it ethical to falsify client job experience?  The short answer is never. But there are even more things to consider.

Gear Up Now for the Busiest Hiring Season
Here’s why this is the season to find job openings and reach out to new employers.

It’s exciting to see the ideas taking shape at the Higher blog. I recommend that you check it out!

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