Employment Plans

Employment Plan GraphicThere’s alot to say about Employment Plans.  They’re an essential of our work.

When done well, they

  • put clients at the center of making and executing their own job search strategies
  • help adjust expectations about a starter job by placing it in the context of a realistic career path
  • guide your work with clients, and
  • document a core service that most of us are required to provide by donors or our agencies.

The reality is that even the best plan is likely to change over time.  Refugees learn about options and opportunities they never even knew about.  Maybe they never had the time to dream about long term goals.  Read a previous blog post for tips on how to help refugees begin to identify their long term career goals.

Check out Higher’s Employability Assessment eLearning training (click here to get your free username and password) and learn how one Employment Specialist uses the metaphor of a house to help clients develop realistic expectations and their own employment plan.

Have an effective form, strategy or experience developing employment plans?  Share it with the network via Higher at information@higheradvantage.org. 

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