Our HigherHER women's career development program helps unemployed and under-employed women gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment.

HigherHER Curriculum

  1. Organizational Job Search Planning
  2. Change Management
  3. Transferable Job Skills
  4. Resumes
  5. Identifying Employment Objectives
  6. Beyond the Job Board: Building an Effective Network and Developing the Blueprint
  7. Cover Letters that Get Results
  8. Presenting Yourself: Putting On Your Best Face
  9. Everything You Need to Know About the Interview
  10. What If You Didn't Get the Job?
  11. Career Panel
  12. Exercises: Mock Interviews, Job Fair Participation, Job Shadowing, Public Speaking, and Career Center
  13. Workplace Professionalism
  14. Salary Negotiations
  15. Sexual Harassment in the workplace

Program Details

The program is four weeks long with three weeks of on-site training and a fourth week of formal mock interviews with some of Cincinnati’s most reputable corporations.

The four-week program culminates in an employer panel and mock interviews hosted by one of our corporate partners. HigherHER replaces our previous job readiness program, the Going Places Network.

The training sessions are held at Dress for Success Cincinnati's downtown location on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included. The mock interviews take place at a scheduled corporation's location from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a meal included.

For more information or to enroll contact workforcedevelopment@dfscincy.org.

HigherHER sessions are currently on hold due to the pandemic. Please join our email list to receive notification when new dates are announced.

Until then, our clients can participate in our remote programs and learning opportunitiesWe offer a weekly virtual presentation to supplement individual learning, remote career coaching appointments and mock interviews in our Facebook group.