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GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Today we announce our employer partners participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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10 Tips To Prepare For A Virtual Career Fair

10 Tips To Prepare For A Virtual Career Fair

GettingHired’s virtual career fair is your chance to connect directly with recruiters from companies, who are hiring for a number of open positions. The career fair lasts for several hours, but there is a time limit for conversations with recruiters, so you need to be prepared.

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When to Step Up, When to Step Aside and When to Step Down

When to Step Up, When to Step Aside and When to Step Down

One of the marks of leadership is how flexible you are in working with people to effectively get a job done as an employee, coworker or supervisor. For me, that flexibility means knowing when to step up, when to step aside and when to step down on the job for the benefit of the corporate endeavor.

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Transferring Your Military Service Duties to the Civilian Sector

Transferring Your Military Service Duties to the Civilian Sector

There is a sea of information relating to how service members can translate their skills to the civilian workforce and improve their resumes. The information can be confusing and conflicting; colleges, employers, and placement advocacy entities all have different, if not contradicting, information.

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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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