Starting your career over in a new country with different requirements, customs, and vocabularies can be an intimidating endeavor. That’s why Global Talent brings together New American job seekers and local business professionals for a day of networking and interview practice.
Global Talent’s most recent Career Summit took place March 17 at the College of Western Idaho in Boise, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Two dozen Idaho business professionals came together to network with and coach 10 Global Talent job seekers from countries including Mexico, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Columbia.
Job seekers went through multiple rounds of practice interviews for a hypothetical job in their field, whether that be education or management, engineering, or filmmaking.
“It’s a really important and heartfelt mission. I’m glad to be a part of this, and acknowledging all the courage it takes to put yourself on the line interviewing.”
Thank you to every volunteer and job seeker for putting yourselves out there! These connections and times of growth are so important, both for the job seekers and for the Idaho communities who will benefit from the skills and experience they bring.
Feedback from the summit:
Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager
Thank you to the generous organizations who
support our outreach: