Passport Careers to hold Global Career Trainings in May

TO REGISTER: Go to www.PassportCareer.com and login to your account. Click on “Global Career Training” and find the online trainings (webinars) of interest. Click on the registration link to join the training. If you don’t have access to Passport Career, contact your Career Services office and request the “Passport Career Registration Key” to register on the site and access the training information and other content.

TIME OF TRAININGS: All times below are listed in USA Eastern Standard Time (EST). To find the time of the training in your time zone, please refer to https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Please note that the session topics rotate and are being offered at different times every couple of weeks, so if you can not participate on a certain time or date, you can sign up for the next session offered.

MAY 2020 TRAINING TOPIC
MAY 7  |  THURSDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Global at Home Series:
Create Your Global Career at Home!
Nobody knows exactly when this global crisis will end, so why not make the most of it and begin your global career while at home! Join this training to learn: Types of international employers that you should consider in your home country; Types of global jobs and careers that you can find in your home country; Where to find the employers and jobs; Where to begin while at home. This will be an interactive training.

MAY 7  |  THURSDAY
3:30 pm – 4:30 p
Global at Home Series:
Jobs/Internships with the UN & Intergovernmental Organizations
Have you ever thought about working with the United Nations or The World Bank? These intergovernmental organizations are just a few among hundreds of multilateral organizations that often seek out people from other countries (non-nationals) to work full-time, as a consultant, or as an intern. Join this training to learn: Which opportunities and job classifications you qualify for; How to use Passport Career’s exclusive 10-step model to find the right people in a position to hire you; How to effectively reach out to the right people and increase your chances of getting replies; What the best strategies are for your career to open the doors to great opportunities at these types of organizations. If you previously attended this training, you should join again for updated information. This is an interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A. 
MAY 11  |  MONDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Global at Home Series:
Career Strategies for PhDs & Postdocs Outside of Academia
Are you considering a transition from academia to industry, such as business, nonprofit, government or other sector? This training is designed for PhDs and postdocs transitioning outside of academia. You will learn options, opportunities and strategies that will help you create your strategic career plan to ensure a smooth and successful transition whether it be in your home country or a different country. This training is customized to the participants based on your responses to the registration questions. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 11  |  MONDAY
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LinkedIn Bootcamp Part 2:
Build Global Contacts & Network on LinkedIn
Once your profile is current and in awesome shape, it’s time to grow your connections, build your networking confidence and maximize the many features on LinkedIn. Now is a perfect time to reach out to others as many of them have more time to engage with others online. You will learn: How to find great global connections and strategies to reach out to them; How to effectively engage with alumni around the world; Learn how to maximize your networking through strategic participation in LinkedIn Discussion Groups, following others, and writing blogs. After this training, you will have the confidence and skills to step up your game using this dynamic platform! This will be an interactive training.
MAY 13  |  WEDNESDAY
1:00 am – 2:00 am 
Global at Home Series:
Create a Powerful Resume or CV for a Global Market
Would you like to turn your resume or CV into a powerful marketing tool to help you with your career transition or job search? Join us for this strategic training on how to create a resume or CV that helps open doors and get results! Bring your resume or CV and ask your questions so you can make immediate changes. You will learn how to: Determine what information to include for your country of interest; Develop a powerful summary to make your document stand out; Learn how to write strong experience summaries, and; Understand the do’s and don’ts for different countries. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 14 |  THURSDAY
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Global at Home Series:
International Students & Career Strategies during Covid-19
Highly recommended for international students. Are you an international student seeking employment in your host country, home country or other location? Invest one hour of your time to develop a powerful career transition strategy using Passport Career effectively, efficiently, and strategically based on YOUR career interests! We will introduce the system and point out key resources relevant to your personal needs and interests. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 14 |  THURSDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Global at Home Series:
Network Globally from Home!
Since you won’t be going out to network face-to-face anytime soon, it’s time to master how to effectively network online so when you can get out and job search you’ll have a thriving network already in place! It can be challenging to find the right people who can make a difference in your job search and career. That’s where this training comes in! In this training you will learn: Different approaches to network online; Which career and professional networks are used in different countries; How to find the right people to network with; How to write a compelling email to introduce yourself and initiate a networking relationship; How to use LinkedIn to find people and network (more details on this in the LinkedIn Part 2 training); and many other strategies to build a robust global network. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 15 |  FRIDAY
10:00 am – 11:00 am 
Lockdown Series:
Employers Hiring Now in the USA
Many jobs are temporarily gone, such as those in the tourism, restaurants, pubs, and many other places. Still, there are employers hiring. However, the hiring scene and opportunities have temporarily shifted. Join this training to learn more about who is currently hiring, what jobs are available, working from home vs. working on-site, and how to maximize your chance of getting hired. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 18  |  MONDAY
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Global at Home Series:
H-1b Visa Strategies & Update during Covid-19
Are you looking for employment in the USA but are not a U.S. citizen? Do you need to find an employer who will sponsor you for an employment visa/work permit? Thousands of U.S. employers hire people on H1bs each year, but landing an opportunity with this special work permit/visa status can be challenging. Join this training to learn: What the 2 employment options for H-1b visas are and which one offers you the most flexibility in getting hired; What the timeline is for employers to submit applications and how this impacts your job search planning; How to effectively use Passport Careers H-1b database and how to match up results with the International Job Database/Portal; How to increase your chances for H-1b sponsorship, and; How to strategically networking with others who can help you connect with H-1b employers. If you previously attended this training, you should join again for updated information. This training is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 18  |  MONDAY
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LinkedIn Bootcamp Part 3:
Connect with Employers & Find Jobs on LinkedIn
Do you think employers have stopped hiring? Think again! It is easy to find job postings on LinkedIn, but what you really need is a strategy to apply for those jobs and connect with the recruiters on LinkedIn. In this training, you will learn: How to find and stay aware of jobs relevant to you; How to use several LinkedIn features and company profiles to develop a specific job application; How to find out about your competition when applying for jobs, and; How to leverage your connections to help your profile stand out to recruiters. This will be an interactive training. 
MAY 20  |  WEDNESDAY
1:00 am – 2:00 am 

 

Global at Home Series:
Network Globally from Home!
Since you won’t be going out to network face-to-face anytime soon, it’s time to master how to effectively network online so when you can get out and job search you’ll have a thriving network already in place! It can be challenging to find the right people who can make a difference in your job search and career. That’s where this training comes in! In this training you will learn: Different approaches to network online; Which career and professional networks are used in different countries; How to find the right people to network with; How to write a compelling email to introduce yourself and initiate a networking relationship; How to use LinkedIn to find people and network (more details on this in the LinkedIn Part 2 training); and many other strategies to build a robust global network. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 21 |  THURSDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Global at Home Series:
Career Strategies for Accompanying Spouses/Partners
Highly recommended if you are relocating, have relocated due to your spouse/partner’s relocation for employment, studies abroad, or to a new location in your home country. Invest one hour of your time to develop a powerful career transition strategy using Passport Career effectively, efficiently, and strategically based on YOUR career interests! We will introduce the system and point out key resources relevant to your personal needs and interests. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 22 |  FRIDAY
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lockdown Series:
Employers Hiring Now in the UK
Many employers have reduced or eliminated staff in many industries. However, there are still some employers hiring in the new work paradigm. Join this training to learn more about who is currently hiring, what jobs are available, working from home vs. working on-site, and how to maximize your chance of getting hired. You may want to consider joining this training every week this month as this training will change and be updated each week to reflect the current job market. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 22 |  FRIDAY
12:00 pm noon – 1:00 pm 
Global at Home Series:
Create Your Global Career at Home!
Nobody knows exactly when this global crisis will end, so why not make the most of it and begin your global career while at home! Join this training to learn: Types of international employers that you should consider in your home country; Types of global jobs and careers that you can find in your home country; Where to find the employers and jobs; Where to begin while at home. This will be an interactive training. 
MAY 25  |  MONDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Global at Home Series:
Alternatives to the US H-1b Employment Visa & Update during Covid-19
Most people think that the H1b work visa is the only option if they want to work in the USA and need employer sponsorship. However, there are several excellent alternatives that you may not know about, which may also be a better option for you and possibly easier to secure employment in the USA. Join this training to learn: Which of the 10 employment visa options are best for you; Which 2 visa options offer excellent career and internship opportunities for international students; How to use Passport Career’s databases to find jobs that may offer sponsorship on one or more of these visas, and; How to develop a strategy to land a job in the US with one of these visas. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 25  |  MONDAY
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Global at Home Series:
Work at Home and Portable Careers
Are you interested in working from home or relocating to another country (or within the same country) every few years? It is tough to find a new job from home, or in a new location. Join this training to learn: Options to develop a portable career that goes with you whether you stay at home or you move around; What to consider when developing your portable career, and; How to use Passport Career to identify key strategies and relevant local resources, and develop effective, country-specific strategies that support portable career planning. You will leave this information-packed training with actionable steps to support a career that you can take around the world. This will be an interactive training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 26 |  TUESDAY
1:00 am – 2:00 am 
Global at Home Series:
Create Your Global Career at Home!
Nobody knows exactly when this global crisis will end, so why not make the most of it and begin your global career while at home! Join this training to learn: Types of international employers that you should consider in your home country; Types of global jobs and careers that you can find in your home country; Where to find the employers and jobs; Where to begin while at home. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 28 |  THURSDAY
11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Global at Home Series:
Create Your Global Career at Home!
Nobody knows exactly when this global crisis will end, so why not make the most of it and begin your global career while at home! Join this training to learn: Types of international employers that you should consider in your home country; Types of global jobs and careers that you can find in your home country; Where to find the employers and jobs; Where to begin while staying at home. This will be an interactive training.
MAY 28 |  THURSDAY
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Global at Home Series:
How to Use Passport Career Strategically during Covid-19
Invest one hour of your time to develop a powerful career transition strategy using Passport Career effectively, efficiently, and strategically based on YOUR career interests! We will introduce the system and point out key resources relevant to your personal needs and interests. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.
MAY 29 |  FRIDAY
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lockdown Series:
Employers Hiring Now for Remote/Work-at-Home Jobs Worldwide
Nobody knows exactly when this global crisis will end, so employers continue to recruit, fill jobs, and continue business when possible. So why not make the most of it and build your career while working from home! Join this training to learn: Employers and industries hiring now; Where to find the employers and jobs; Where to begin your job search; Planning for video interviews; How Passport Career’s Job Database/Portal is an excellent tool to identify opportunities. This will be an interactive training.

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