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Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

For a long time, those of us dealing with disability employment issues have realized that individuals with a disability can add a valuable perspective to corporate efforts in the mainstream business world.

That message has had a difficult time getting public attention, but that may be changing.

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Make the Most of Your Job Search

Make the Most of Your Job Search

Starting a new job can be exciting, but I don’t know if anyone actually looks forward to the work it takes to get a new job. Even if you’re out of work, the process of searching, applying, and interviewing for a job can be exhausting.

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When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

Most organizations strive to be equal opportunity employers and with the help of various EEO compliance measures and diversity awareness campaigns, many employers now see the proven attributes and benefits of hiring returning veterans and other people with physical and mental health disabilities. Generally speaking, most people with physical and mental challenges do a great job and make great employees.

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Get Paid What You Are Worth by Using these 15 Negotiating Strategies

Get Paid What You Are Worth by Using these 15 Negotiating Strategies

The key to getting paid what you’re worth by a prospective employer is to sell yourself first to the hiring manager and talk about money and benefits later, according to Lee Miller (www.employability-expert.com), a career/executive coach and human resources consultant.

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Body Language During an Interview is More Important Than You Think

Body Language During an Interview is More Important Than You Think

It’s no surprise that good communication skills are a requirement included in most job postings. We know that communication skills are extremely important, both professionally and personally, but verbal communication isn’t all you have to consider when applying for a job. Whether you are aware of it or not, your nonverbal communication- your body language, specifically- has an extreme impact on how others perceive you as well.

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Three Ways to Identify Workplaces That Are Truly Inclusive

Three Ways to Identify Workplaces That Are Truly Inclusive

As a jobseeker, there are three benchmarks you can use to measure the effectiveness of a prospective employer’s work diversity record and inclusion efforts.

Of course, many organizations intend to put their diversity values into day-to-day practice so they can effectively integrate qualified people with disabilities into their workplaces. Most have good intentions. But actual practice doesn’t always follow intent.

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GettingHired Educational Job Seeker Webinar presented by AAPD - Where to Begin the Job Search

GettingHired Educational Job Seeker Webinar presented by AAPD - Where to Begin the Job Search

We were delighted to have TaKeisha Bobbitt, Managing Director, at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), who presented on the topic: Where to Begin the Job Search

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Tips for Saving Time During Your Job Search

Tips for Saving Time During Your Job Search

Looking for a job can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. The hours you put into your search efforts can really add up, sometimes leaving you feeling burnt out. Whether you’re currently employed and are looking for another job, or you have unexpectedly found yourself in the position of needing to find a new job immediately, anything you can do to streamline your search will make the process much easier.

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How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software employers use to filter job applications automatically based on a given set of criteria (such as former employers, relevant experience and education levels).

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Where to Begin the Job Search - Educational Webinar for Job Seekers

Where to Begin the Job Search - Educational Webinar for Job Seekers

Let us help you take that first step and join us for a free educational webinar hosted by the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) and GettingHired.com, where we will demystify the topic of "Where to Begin the Job Search".

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