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E-learning: Understanding Your Paycheck

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Created by Higher Employment Services Technical Assistance (Higher) This course is intended for jobseekers who are refugees or other New Americans. It can also be used by refugee service providers in job readiness class or in employment orientations. The following downloadable resources are also provided: the course transcript, sample paychecks, and a vocabulary list. After …

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Video: Interview Behavior Videos

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
These two short videos illustrate interview behaviors: one shows clients good interview behavior and the other shows clients what not to do during an interview. The job seekers in the videos are from a refugee background. The accompanying resources include transcripts for each video and suggestions for using the videos with clients.

Video: Perspective From a New Job Developer

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
Take two minutes to give yourself a quick dose of peer support. In this video, Laura Pugliano, of Lutheran Family Services in Lancaster, Pennyslvania, talks about her first year in refugee employment. You’ll appreciate how much Laura’s experience captures the diversity, pace, and satisfaction in what we all do.

Tool or Template: Job Application Bingo

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
Job application bingo can be used in job readiness classes to practice employment vocabulary. The goal is for each participant to quickly identify the called word on their game card and cover the space with a marker. This game helps to evaluate clients’ understanding of the material, listening skills, and ability to follow directions. It …

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Tool or Template: US Job Cycle Card Sort Game

Author(s): Higher
Date: March 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This card sorting activity was developed as a companion tool to Higher’s e-learning module on the US Job Cycle. You can use it to reinforce concepts from that module or to help clients link their job readiness classes and one-on-one discussion topics to the job cycle framework.

Video: A Tip for Working with Congolese Refugees

Author(s): Higher
Date: February 17, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
In this two-minute video, James Kalunga, Employment Coordinator at Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services, provides a useful tip for working with Congolese refugees.

Tip Sheet: 10 Interview Prep Best Practices

Author(s): Higher
Date: February 1, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
10 Interview Preparation Best Practices is a visual collection of job developers’ tips, tricks, and best practices for providing clients with the skills they need to successfully interview for employment.

Guide: Job Skills Mentor Guidebook

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 22, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
This guidebook was provided to Higher by World Relief DuPage/Aurora, IL. It is intended for use by volunteer mentors with refugee clients and includes five lessons on job skills with corresponding homework assignments. Topics include pre-employment paperwork, pre-employment tests, taxes, job applications, interviews, first jobs, changing jobs, and more.

Video: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Refugees

Author(s): Higher
Date: January 22, 2016
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
In this video, Justin Dougherty explains what the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is and how it can be useful for refugee employment programs.

Poster: How to Spot a Fake Job Offer

Author(s): Federal Trade Commission
Date: July 14, 2015
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Readiness
This poster from the Federal Trade Commission explains how to spot a fake job offer and report it.