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E-learning: Applying a Strengths-Based Approach to Job Readiness & Career Counseling

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 30, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed to combine a theoretical introduction to strengths-based employment services with practical tools and activities that will help you put theory into action. In this course, you will work your way through a learning pathway linking together interactive e-learning content, short videos with perspectives from clients and practitioners, and downloadable resources. …

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Guide: Supporting Clients During Times of Economic Hardship: Doing Job Development in an Economic Recession

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 13, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Development, Job Readiness
Lean economic times, which bring increased competition for fewer job openings, can be particularly challenging for clients and the employment staff helping to facilitate the job search process. How can you continue to uncover meaningful career opportunities for clients and even strengthen your employer connections when the economy is struggling? This guide offers practical suggestions and …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for improving the employment outcomes of refugee women through employment programs?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 9, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Gender Equality, Job Development
Refugee employment programs assist refugees in finding employment in order to attain self-sufficiency. Employment specialists work to find a match between the needs, abilities, and goals of refugees and hiring needs of employers. Refugee employment programs are frequently federally funded and may also be funded by other public and private sources. The purpose of this …

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Archived Webinar: Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 3, 2020
Topic(s): Employment, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Hosted on December 2, 2020, this training was delivered by Liza Zamd, Senior Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigrant and Employee Rights Section; and Daniel Wilkinson, Program Manager for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.   Have you ever had an employer request a specific employment authorization document from a client, even when that client …

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Guide: How Companies can Mentor LGBTQ Refugees

Author(s): Human Rights Campaign (HRC), ORAM, The Tent Foundation
Date: December 1, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development
This guidebook is intended to provide companies with guidance on how to establish and implement professional mentorship programs for LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. LGBTQ employees and allies at these companies will have the opportunity to utilize mentorship to help LGBTQ refugees strengthen their professional skills, understand cultural workplace norms, and develop a strategy for …

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Video: Refugees @ Work (Dari)

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: November 24, 2020
Topic(s): Afghanistan Evacuees, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This six-part video series covers common employment-related skills such as elevator pitch, interview skills, professional communication, what is customer service, and more. 

E-learning: Introduction to Strengths-Based Employment Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 4, 2020
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
Taking a strengths-based approach to employment services can not only help clients achieve their career goals, but also improve program outcomes. This approach helps mitigate barriers like limited English proficiency, lack of formal work experience, or lack of U.S. credentials, and it empowers clients as decision-makers in the job search process. Take this e-learning module …

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Blog Post: Job Development During the COVID-19 Crisis

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 18, 2020
Topic(s): Digital Inclusion, Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Job Development
The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on the way we live and work. During this time, many service providers are working remotely to provide job readiness training to clients in addition to helping some clients apply for unemployment insurance and other benefits. But what about job development? Should you be helping clients obtain employment during this time, and if so, what does job development look right now?

Blog Post: Why Job Development Should Speed Up When Hiring Slows Down

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 11, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development
If you’ve worked in employment services for a while, you know that the holidays (late November through early January) are often the slowest hiring months of the year. If there is one time of year when you feel like you’re terrible at your job, it’s probably during the so-called “most wonderful time of the year!” …

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Archived Webinar: Launching & Strengthening Career Pathways Programs: Approaches, Partnerships, and Funding Possibilities

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 21, 2019
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This webinar was presented by Matt Dolamore, Assistant Director for Integration, LIRS and Saba Imran, Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.  In recent years, there has been a growing interest in career pathways programs for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This webinar gives key insights on this developing program area, whether you are looking …

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