Higher’s Online Learning Institute Spring Contest

contest oneEnter to Win an iPad Air!

Our spring eLearning contest kicked off yesterday. Employment Service Providers are eligible to win by completing courses at Higher’s Online Learning Institute.

Here are two easy ways to start:

  1. If you already have a username and password,  log in and complete our Intro to eLearning training.  Then, you’ll find out how to get additional chances to win.
  2. If you’re not signed up yet, click here to sign up for your free username and password so you can enter to win, too.

The contest ends on Friday, May 8th. Contest rules can be found here.

Please contact us with any questions at information@higheradvantage.org.

Good luck!

(Many of you noticed that our website and blog were missing in action last week.  Hackers attacked our site.  The damage took several days to fix.  All is well now.  Apologies for the disappearing act.) 

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Another Chance to Win an iPad Air

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Following the success of our last contest, we decided to start spring off with another chance to win an iPad Air.

From April 20 – May 9, all Employment Service providers enrolled in our Online Learning Institute will have several chances to win, starting with completing our new Intro to eLearning course. 

  1. Click here to sign up for your free username and password if you don’t already have yours. 
  2. Forward this post to your colleagues so they have a chance to win, too.
  3. View all the contest rules here and stay tuned for a contest launch reminder on April 20. 

Please contact us with any questions at information@higheradvantage.org.  Good luck! 

 

 

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Let’s Meet! When and Where?

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Refugee employment and margaritas go so well together! Photo credit: another native Texan

The chance to exchange stories with each other in real time is rare and valuable.  We all crave peer connection beyond email, phone calls, social media and virtual learning opportunities.

Higher will be at the following events/cities and we’d love to meet you there.

February 11-13   State Refugee Services Consultation in Jacksonville, FL

March 4-5           FMIP Refugee Livelihoods Conference in Dallas, TX

May 4-6               NAWDP Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV

Get in touch in advance to propose a gathering in your favorite venue and be sure to find us during these events.

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Forbes and Higher Recommend the STAR Method

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The blue stars throughout this training are clickable to access a glossary that defines terms in clear, simple English.

How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

If you read it on the internet, it must be true, right?  Well, no, but it still feels validating to read in Forbes.com about the effectiveness of the STAR Method, featured in Higher’s newest eLearning training.

Higher’s How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions training will make it easier for you to serve highly skilled clients, help them ace job interviews and sell themselves in the U.S. job market.

Read why Forbes agrees with Higher about this great technique for all job seekers.   (Click here)

Log in here to check out this great course.

Don’t have a free username and password for yourself or your clients?  Click here to fix that right now and assign this free eLearning training to your clients.

 

 

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Hidden Agendas: Stereotypes and Cultural Barriers to Corporate-Community Partnerships

Hidden Agendas: Stereotypes and Cultural Barriers to Corporate-Community Partnerships, prepared by Laufer Green Isaac.

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And the Winner Is…..

Congratulations to Brittney Silver with Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, CA.  She won a brand new iPad Air when her name was drawn from more than 50 entries in Higher’s holiday eLearning contest.

Didn’t enter to win? Don’t have your own free username and password, yet?

Check out our brand new promotional video that will convince you to tell your friends, take a course and make your lives easier!

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Last Chance to Win an iPad TODAY

AAA ipad photoDidn’t get that iPad you wanted to find in your stocking?  It’s not too late!

Don’t forget to take any (or all) of these courses in Higher’s Online Learning Institute for chances to win a 16gb iPad air:

  • U.S. Job Cycle
  • How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions
  • 6 W’s of Good Case Notes

You must be a refugee employment professional registered for a username and password for Higher’s Online Learning Institute by 8 pm EST on December 16, 2014 to be eligible.

Click here for all the details.

 

 

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Last Chance to be Eligible to Win an iPad over the Holidays!

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This sleek, new 16gb iPad Air could be yours on 01/18/15!
Sign-up for Higher’s Online Learning Institute before 8pm EST on Tuesday, 12/16

On Wednesday, 12/17, we’ll be announcing a contest ONLY for refugee employment professionals already signed up for a username and password in Higher’s Online Learning Institute.

If you’re among the 500+ learners already using these resources, you’re set.  Stay tuned for contest details via email.

Feel free to share this link (http://learning.higheradvantage.org?keyname=Contest&keypass=ipad&autologin=true) with your colleagues so they can enter to win, too.

Caveat: Only employment service providers are eligible. We’re thinking about how to offer a similar opportunity to job seekers/clients, who aren’t eligible for this contest. Sorry LIRS headquarters colleagues, we can’t enter to win, either.

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Cool Games in Higher’s U.S. Job Cycle eLearning Course

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Screen shot of the Card Sort game in the eLearning course. We give you everything you need to download to use it later, too!

Our new U.S. Job Cycle  eLearning course demonstrates how to conduct a field-tested job readiness session.  It includes two flexible, interactive games – a card sort game and word search puzzle.

Check ’em out online in the eLearning course and download printable versions with instructions and everything you need to use them.

What?  Don’t have your free username and password for Higher’s Online Learning Institute, yet?  Click here to learn more and sign up.

Insider tip:  Sign up before December 17 and you could be eligible to enter a drawing to win a prize you’ll really want.

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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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