You Can Still Enter to Win an iPad Air

AAA ipad photoHigher’s Online Learning Institute Spring Contest

Our spring contest ends at the end of the work day on Friday, May 8th.

Employment Service Providers enrolled in Higher’s Online Learning Institute have two more days to enter to win.

Just hearing about this contest? Need to enroll in Higher’s Online Learning Institute? Click here to sign up for your free username and password.

Contest rules can be found here. Please contact us with any questions at

Stay tuned to learn who won a sleek, new iPad Air!



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

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.) 

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  Good luck! 



Announcing the New Higher Website

Here are three ways Higher’s redesigned website will make your life easier. We’re excited about the improvements and hope you will be, too.Excited-Woman-w_computer1

    1. Easier Access to Higher’s Online Learning Institute

      Log on, sign up or learn more with one easy click from one of our three new home page banners.  No more digging through search history or old emails.

    2. Search Function Delivers Everything You Need Now

      Type what you’re looking for in the search box on every page of our site and get ideas and answers in real time.  Drawn from our blog archive and curated collection of downloadable resources.

    3. Upcoming Events Feature on the Home Page

      Learn about upcoming webinars, trainings, and events across the nation.  There’s a little something for everyone.

Check it out at Higher’s website and let us know what you think.  Contact Sarah Vail with questions, requests, or suggestions.

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.

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 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.



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!

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.



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.

Friday Feature: TedTalk about Refugees

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Syrian refugee Hany and his high school diploma / Photo by: Andrew McConnell, UNHCR

Melissa Fleming, head of communications for the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, talks about the refugee experience.  Like all TedTalks, it’s fast moving, polished and engaging.  It would be a great recommendation for employers to show at a staff meeting.  Click here to watch for free.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.