How to Use your Foreign Degree in The U.S.  Workshop for Immigrant Professionals © 2007, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Glo...
Today ’ s Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introduction to WES and Upwardly Global </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges for Immigrant Pr...
You are NOT alone … <ul><li>More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or working in uns...
Main Barriers to Employment <ul><li>Limited English skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic credentials and professional skills/...
Credential Recognition <ul><li>About Credential Evaluation in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralized  –  each instit...
<ul><li>Document-by-Document Report </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies and describes each diploma or certificate  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Comprehensive Course-by-Course Report </li></ul><ul><li>Document-by-Document report, PLUS :  </li></ul><ul><li>Lis...
Unique Elements of WES Evaluation <ul><li>WES authenticates all credentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why authentication is im...
Using Your Evaluation <ul><li>For Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government ag...
<ul><li>For Professional Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>License is required for  some  professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>For Professional Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing is state-regulated  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each...
<ul><li>For Further Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Admission / Transfer Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Your Experience <ul><li>What has your experience been? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using your evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Upwardly Global  (www.upglo.org) <ul><li>You can call us  “ UpGlo ”   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit Organization with o...
Programs and Services <ul><li>Jobseeker program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free 8-week workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ment...
Success Stories Before:  Babysitter  After:  Immigration Lawyer Before:  Unemployed After:  Professional Recruiter JPMC Be...
Traits of U.S. Job Search <ul><li>Fast:  Fast paced, quick turnaround </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized:  Electronic/internet...
Marketing Yourself – “Elevator Pitch” <ul><li>Who you are: </li></ul><ul><li>Hi, my name is _____________.  </li></ul><ul>...
Job Search Tool Box: Resumes <ul><li>Employers will only spend  20 seconds  reviewing your resume!  Your resume must quick...
American-style Resumes <ul><li>Concise  (1  –  2 pages is best) </li></ul><ul><li>Results oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Well ...
Job Search Tool Box: Job Boards <ul><li>Where to Look: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, Careerbuilder.com, ...
Job Search Tool Box: Job Boards <ul><li>Don ’ t make common mistakes when using the internet in your search! </li></ul><ul...
How do Americans find Jobs? Internet Job Boards – 4% Newspaper ads – 15%   Networking – 77% !!
Networking <ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Association events/meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Networking Success Stories <ul><li>Vladimir , a Ph.D. from Russia, found a position as a Software Engineer through a conne...
Working with UpGlo to Re-Start your Career <ul><li>Minimum qualifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrived in US within the ...
Summary Main Barriers to Employment Resources Academic credentials and professional skills/ experience not recognized <ul>...
<ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
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  • Introduce facilitators About Upwardly Global &amp; WES 10 Minutes
  • Presentation: Decentralized Foreign Credential Eval. system. Differs in each state, prof association, school. Internal: Schools, State agencies do evals themselves. External: Candidate is referred to evaluation agencies such as WES. “Always check with where you are applying to” Evals are expert recommendations. Not mandatory. “more reputable eval agency, higher possibility of recognition” WES non-profit. Fee-based because no funding from government or foundations. 750,000 since 1974. 50,000 each year. The most reputable eval service. 35 years of experience in FCE. Everyone knows WES.
  • Authentication is important Recipient can understand what power the credential has in the U.S. context Can understand if the degree is real. Especially the case with foreign degrees. That is why verification of foreign degrees in important. Does institution exist? Does it offer such degree? Etc… Most reputable reports. As I told, WES is well-known. Since evaluations are expert recommendations, it is important to get your degrees evaluated by well-known and trusted experts. Multiple purposes: Universities, employers, professional boards/associations, state licensing agencies will ask for the Eval, Citizenship and Immigration Services. Might be good idea to get additional reports in sealed envelopes.
  • There are regulated and non-regulated occupations. It might cost you thousand dollars. As an investment for better opportunities. But it also costs time. Alternative pathways to licensing. Use the opportunities of NY Tri-Area. For ex: NY State require licensing to work as a MLT. But New Jersey state delegated the responsibility to employers. So it is up to the employer to verify your qualifications. Related fields without licensing. For ex: you can work as Certified Nursing Assistant until you become Registered Nurse. Each state has different requirements and procedures. Always consult with your prof board/association in your state. In some cases, you might be asked to take national certifications for foreign-trained profs in order to be eligible for licensure. Certification is not always required for licensure. But you might want to get certified in order to strengthen your qualifications. Certifications are granted by professional boards/associations. Don’t confuse certification with certificate of completion from academic training programs.
  • There are regulated and non-regulated occupations. It might cost you thousand dollars. As an investment for better opportunities. But it also costs time. Alternative pathways to licensing. Use the opportunities of NY Tri-Area. For ex: NY State require licensing to work as a MLT. But New Jersey state delegated the responsibility to employers. So it is up to the employer to verify your qualifications. Related fields without licensing. For ex: you can work as Certified Nursing Assistant until you become Registered Nurse. Each state has different requirements and procedures. Always consult with your prof board/association in your state. In some cases, you might be asked to take national certifications for foreign-trained profs in order to be eligible for licensure. Certification is not always required for licensure. But you might want to get certified in order to strengthen your qualifications. Certifications are granted by professional boards/associations. Don’t confuse certification with certificate of completion from academic training programs.
  • Ask if any interested in undergraduate study? Transfer credit (each school has different policy), also transition from Associate degree to Bachelors, FDU – bilingual programs for Spanish speakers. Advanced standing in U.S. programs. Graduate Study: Standard Admission Tests (GRE, GMAT, MAT – psych/edu). Many schools accept WES eval. If looking for education for employment purposes, short-term certificate programs are better (cheaper, faster, skills-focused). Employers want to see if you can succeed in American setting, among natives. Completion of certificate program give you this credibility. Proving yourself in the US setting. Training programs at community colleges are good for immediate employment. Ex: CNA, Other health related occupations. License qualifying teaching programs. YOU WILL RECEIVE EMAIL FROM WES SOON. WE ARE DEVELOPING RESOURCE GUIDES ON LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION, FURTHER EDUCATION, CAREER PATHWAYS AND EMPLOYMENT, NYC SPECIFIC LINKS. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THEM ONLINE.
  • Remind audience that starting at this point, the presentation will address the third bullet point on “Main Barriers to Employment” slide Here are our results, and why you can trust us that what we are going to teach you today works. 10 Minutes
  • There are a few things to keep in mind about the US job search. As I explain these, think about how these traits are different than those of the job search in your home country. The job search here is very fast paced. Job postings are listed daily and receive over 200 responses – even if the job is still posted after a few weeks, the employer probably has enough resumes to fill the position. Lesson—if you are slow you miss out on an opportunity. Your own response time has to be fast too. If you do not respond to an inquiry from an employer within 24-48 hours, they will probably no longer consider you in the process. On the other hand, employers response time can vary, so don’t be discouraged if you do not hear right away. Much communication in the U.S. job search is done via email and on the internet. We are going to talk more about how to effectively use the internet in your search in a bit. One unique characteristic of the job search here is the US style of networking – using your connections to find out about opportunities in your field. We are going to go into more depth with this as well. Are these traits the same in your home country?? 5 Minutes
  • When starting a job search, the first thing you need to do is be able to clearly and concisely share with anyone: who you are what you can do what you are looking for This information is important to share throughout all aspects of your job search including on your resume, during the interview, and while networking with people in your field. Today, we are going to use this template, what we call “the elevator pitch” to introduce ourselves to the group. What is an Elevator Pitch?? Take a few minutes to fill this out….example: Hi my name is Francie. I am originally from the US. I have experience in the non-profit field working with immigrants and refugees. I am looking for a position as an Outreach Coordinator in a non-profit organization that works with Immigrant Professionals. 5 Minutes
  • In the U.S. the resume is a critical tool to communicate who you are and is often the first impression you are able to make. Resumes look different all around the world, but having a resume that is formatted in the U.S. style is an important first step. I mentioned that the U.S. job search is fast paced…well, here is a good example. US employers spend an average of 20 seconds reviewing a resume! So it has to get the point across quickly! Within a few seconds an employer should be able to see what you want, what you bring, and what you can do. If you can show them this quickly, they will take the time to read more details. There are some common mistakes IPs tend to make in their resumes….
  • That said, the internet is still an important tool…but it can’t be your only one. People often make these mistakes. Instead, think about the job boards as a research tool. Ex. Find a job you are qualified for – maybe the title is different than you expected or than you are used to in your home country – now search for more jobs with that title! Use them to learn about companies you are interested in and jobs that meet your qualifications.
  • JANE Internet Job Boards – 4% Newspaper ad – 15% Networking – 77%
  • Check facilitators guide for networking skills Brief description of info interviews JANE 5 Minutes
  • Brainstorm contacts 5 Minutes
  • Spread the word! Pass out flyers. Encourage online applications.
  • Upwardly Global & WES Presentation for Immigrant Professionals

    1. 1. How to Use your Foreign Degree in The U.S. Workshop for Immigrant Professionals © 2007, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Global In partnership with World Education Services © 2007, All Rights Reserved, Upwardly Global
    2. 2. Today ’ s Agenda <ul><li>Welcome and Introduction to WES and Upwardly Global </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges for Immigrant Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Using Your WES Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Job Search and Working with Upwardly Global </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up and Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. You are NOT alone … <ul><li>More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or working in unskilled jobs </li></ul>Housecleaner Barista Waspada Indonesia Auditor Evelyn El Salvador Engineer Taxi Driver Cristian Romania Engineer Cashier Manizha Afghanistan Physician
    4. 4. Main Barriers to Employment <ul><li>Limited English skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic credentials and professional skills/ experience not recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Job-seekers not familiar with U.S. job search </li></ul>
    5. 5. Credential Recognition <ul><li>About Credential Evaluation in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralized – each institution/agency sets its own rules regarding recognition and acceptance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal vs. external evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluations are non-binding “ expert opinions ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About WES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit organization since 1974 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has served 750,000 individuals, about 50,000 each year from all countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports are widely accepted by universities, licensing boards, employers, government agencies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Document-by-Document Report </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies and describes each diploma or certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Indicates periods of education </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an equivalency for each document </li></ul><ul><li>This is the report you should generally order for: </li></ul><ul><li>Employment ( when Licensing or Certification is not required ) </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Comprehensive Course-by-Course Report </li></ul><ul><li>Document-by-Document report, PLUS : </li></ul><ul><li>Lists all subjects completed at the post-secondary level </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a U.S. semester credit and grade equivalent for each course </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a U.S. grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale </li></ul><ul><li>This is the report you should order for: </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Professional licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Professional certification </li></ul>
    8. 8. Unique Elements of WES Evaluation <ul><li>WES authenticates all credentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why authentication is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adds credibility and gives confidence to recipient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses concerns about fraud and diploma mills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. employers can not easily verify foreign degrees, but routinely do so for U.S. degrees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Most widely recognized reports </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Licensing/Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Using Your Evaluation <ul><li>For Employment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government agencies & large companies generally require or recognize evaluations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller businesses may not be aware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerns about fraud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Companies can easily and quickly verify U.S. degrees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign degrees not easily checked by non-experts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Sell ” and explain your WES evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mention in resume, cover letter, interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employers can call WES to verify report, ask questions </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>For Professional Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>License is required for some professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complicated, time-consuming, expensive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not always necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limited practice – e.g. Accounting, Law </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative careers in related fields </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physician  Healthcare interpreter </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Registered Nurse  Cert. Nurse Assistant </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public school teacher  Substitute teacher </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate routes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More flexible (esp. Teaching) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Using Your Evaluation
    11. 11. <ul><li>For Professional Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing is state-regulated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each state has separate boards with different rules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find your state board at www.clearhq.org/boards.htm </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification is usually voluntary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes required for licensing or hiring in certain fields </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find your profession at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.noca.org/Generalinformation/MemberOrganizations </li></ul></ul></ul>Using Your Evaluation
    12. 12. <ul><li>For Further Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Admission / Transfer Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>External (WES) evaluation often required, but not always </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps college staff determine eligibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determine advanced standing/transfer credit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Department/Faculty Review Applications and Decide on Admission </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate and Training Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing, allied health, teaching </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pathways to licensing in some fields </li></ul></ul></ul>How to Use Your Evaluation
    13. 13. Your Experience <ul><li>What has your experience been? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using your evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding appropriate employment or education opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking further education or licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What else WES might do to help its clients? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have additional suggestions? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Upwardly Global (www.upglo.org) <ul><li>You can call us “ UpGlo ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-profit Organization with offices in SF, NY and Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide job search support for skilled, educated immigrants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our results : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coached more than 1,200 skilled immigrants from more than 94 developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$40,000 average salary + benefits in career field </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Programs and Services <ul><li>Jobseeker program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free 8-week workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections to employers in your field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referral to community organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectation to commit to a high level of communication with Upwardly Global staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employer Network program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership with more than large, small-to-medium companies, government institutions and non-profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help them effectively recruit immigrant professionals through hands-on training </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Success Stories Before: Babysitter After: Immigration Lawyer Before: Unemployed After: Professional Recruiter JPMC Before: Cab driver After: Design Engineer, Con Edison Before: Security Guard After: Accountant, AJWS Before: Unemployed After: PR Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Before: Cook After: Evaluater, WES
    17. 17. Traits of U.S. Job Search <ul><li>Fast: Fast paced, quick turnaround </li></ul><ul><li>Computerized: Electronic/internet & email focused </li></ul><ul><li>Networked: Emphasis on networking with people you don ’ t know </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive: Many candidates for each job </li></ul><ul><li>Sell, sell, sell: Focused on self promotion and marketing yourself </li></ul>
    18. 18. Marketing Yourself – “Elevator Pitch” <ul><li>Who you are: </li></ul><ul><li>Hi, my name is _____________. </li></ul><ul><li>What you can do: </li></ul><ul><li>I have __ years of experience in/as a _________(field/profession). </li></ul><ul><li>What you are looking for: </li></ul><ul><li>I am looking for a position as a _____________ where I can apply my skills in ( skill #1 ), ( skill #2 ), ( skill #3 ). I would like to work for __________ (type of organization/company – be specific).” </li></ul><ul><li>UPGLO ACTION ITEM: Practice Your Pitch </li></ul>
    19. 19. Job Search Tool Box: Resumes <ul><li>Employers will only spend 20 seconds reviewing your resume! Your resume must quickly show: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are looking for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What value you bring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are capable of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UPGLO ACTION ITEM: Update your resume in the American style </li></ul>“ After I updated my resume, it was much more clear what kind of job I wanted. My resume is now results oriented and easier to read, and really highlights my best accomplishments. After I updated it, I started getting calls and interviews! ” -Nataliya, Ukraine
    20. 20. American-style Resumes <ul><li>Concise (1 – 2 pages is best) </li></ul><ul><li>Results oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized and formatted </li></ul>
    21. 21. Job Search Tool Box: Job Boards <ul><li>Where to Look: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, Careerbuilder.com, Vault.com (large companies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idealist.org, opportunityknocks.org, volunteermatch.org (non-profit organizations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craigslist.org (all sizes and types of companies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mediabistro.com (for advertising/marketing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careervoyages.gov, careeronestop.org (career information) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Job Search Tool Box: Job Boards <ul><li>Don ’ t make common mistakes when using the internet in your search! </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it as the ONLY job search tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply for so many jobs you lose track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit generic resumes and cover letters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Job Boards for research to target your search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize every job application you submit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only apply to jobs you are qualified for </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UPGLO ACTION ITEM: Use Job Boards to find 3 companies for which you would like to work </li></ul>
    23. 23. How do Americans find Jobs? Internet Job Boards – 4% Newspaper ads – 15% Networking – 77% !!
    24. 24. Networking <ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Association events/meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Fairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classes/Trainings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Social Networks ( LinkedIn.com , etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your personal network - teachers, family, friends, doctors, political/civic/community leaders, salespersons, other parents, fellow volunteers, clergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Meet for coffee ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UPGLO ACTION ITEM: List 5 people you will talk to or places you will go to start networking in your job search </li></ul>
    25. 25. Networking Success Stories <ul><li>Vladimir , a Ph.D. from Russia, found a position as a Software Engineer through a connection with another Upwardly Global jobseeker ’ s husband ’ s friend! </li></ul><ul><li>Helio , a Stock Broker from Brazil, found a position at Citigroup through a friend who already worked at the company (this one took some persistence!) </li></ul><ul><li>Tatiana , an accountant from Moldova, found a position as an Accounts Payable Specialist through a contact she made at a professional networking event. </li></ul><ul><li>Mandy , a Finance Professional from China, found her position at State Street Financial through someone she met at a Party! </li></ul>
    26. 26. Working with UpGlo to Re-Start your Career <ul><li>Minimum qualifications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrived in US within the past 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full, permanent work authorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of a BA degree from outside the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have at least 2 years of experience in field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly motivated in your job search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to commit to an 8 week training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(3-hour evening sessions, once a week) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you can answer YES, your next steps are to : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) Apply online! www.upwardlyglobal.org or call us at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>212-219-8828 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) If you have applied, please call us this week to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>schedule a client meeting! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>** Please complete the attached sheet before leaving today! </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Summary Main Barriers to Employment Resources Academic credentials and professional skills/ experience not recognized <ul><li>World Education Services </li></ul><ul><li>Credential Evaluation for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>employment purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional certification </li></ul></ul>Job-seekers not familiar with U.S. job search <ul><li>Upwardly Global </li></ul><ul><li>Jobseeker Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>free 8-week workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mentorship program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employer connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employer Network Program </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
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