HigherHER

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 Norwood location on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Dr. Angela Rivers Harper at ariversharper@dfscincy.org.

 

Career Center

Our Career Center promotes confidence and professionalism by providing clients with career guidance, technology skills and support in their job searches. Career Center gives our clients a competitive edge when searching for new employment or vying for a promotion.

Staff members and volunteers work one-on-one with clients helping them to create superior resumes and cover letters, providing career counseling and mock interviews and facilitating access to professional skills training courses. 

Many of the women we serve do not have access to a computer, printer or the Internet outside of our Career Center. These resources are key tools in their job search and career advancement.

Our Career coaches are on hand every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. to help with mock interviews, resumes, job searching and mentoring. Self-service hours are Monday - Thursday from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering Career Center appointments by phone or web conference so we can continue working with our clients on job searches or help navigate any other challenges clients may experience. 

To schedule an appointment with a career coach, please contact our Workforce Development Programs Manager or complete this form and we'll be in touch.