Our HigherHER women's career development program helps unemployed and under-employed women gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through the HigherHER curriculum and our partnership with Cincinnati Works in our Career Center.


Program Details

HigherHER can vary in length depending on the needs of the class, but the program is typically four weeks long with three weeks of on-site training and a fourth week of mock interviews with Cincinnati employers.

For more information please email higherher@dfscincy.org.


  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 Your Best Foot Forward
  9. Everything You Need to Know About the Interview
  10. What to Do 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. Understanding Your Benefits
  16. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


Career Center

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

In Partnership with Cincinnati Works, our Career Center Specialist works one-on-one with you to help you create a superior resume and cover letter, provide career counseling and mock interviews and facilitate access to professional skills training courses. 

Our Career Center Specialist is on hand every Tuesday - Thursday from 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 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.

We also offer 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 a Career Center appointment, please complete this form.