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Living the Future: New Developments in Assistive Technology

Living the Future: New Developments in Assistive Technology

Technology has dramatically changed our lives and new developments and capabilities are being created faster than ever before. A lot of these new technologies function as assistive technology, benefiting thousands of people with disabilities around the world. And with an ever expanding life expectancy, the population of people with disabilities will only continue to expand also. We take a look at some of the most exciting technology and what it means for individuals with disabilities today. 

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How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...

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Five Steps for Online Career Fair Success

Five Steps for Online Career Fair Success

Online career fairs are a quick and easy way to stand out from the hundreds of other applicants and really get an employer's attention. GettingHired holds free online career fairs for job seekers with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers nationwide, actively looking for qualified candidates with disabilities. Use these 5 surefire tips to ensure you get the most from Online Career Fairs.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots,

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "My Personal Road to Having a Disability"

U.S. Navy veteran Ed Crenshaw is an active disability advocate and regular GettingHired blogger. With years of expertise in the veteran and disability space, as a consultant, author and radio host, Ed's career has always been centered on diversity and inclusion. It wasn't until recently, that Ed became an individual with a disability himself. He shares his personal story with us.

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How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

Having the guidance and support of a mentor can really boost your career prospects, regardless of your level of experience. You can gain valuable insight into a particular company or field, that would otherwise take you months or years to learn on your own. There are mentorship programs across the country that students and recent graduates can get involved in, and even programs specifically for people with disabilities. But anyone can build a mentoring relationship with peers, whose careers or experience you admire. Here are some factors to keep in mind, when you're searching for a mentor that's right for you.

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How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

Leaving education to enter the working world can be a real culture shock! Navigating the job market independently, with little employment experience is no easy task. But you can make it much easier for yourself by planning ahead while you're still a student. College career services are available to all students and provide free expert guidance to help you in planning your future. You can access many career building opportunities through their resources, like graduate focused job fairs, career assessments and employers actively recruiting from your college. Make sure you are tapping into all your college offers.

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How to Find a Career That Excites You

How to Find a Career That Excites You

Job seekers today place much more importance on job satisfaction and meaning than previous generations. But in reality, few people have 'a calling' in life. For many people, it's difficult to identify a job or vocation that feels right for them. How do you know if a job is right for you? These six steps can help get you on the right path. 

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots: Picking the Right 'Yellow-Ribbon College' for Your Post-Military Career

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: Picking the Right 'Yellow-Ribbon College' for Your Post-Military Career

Are you a veteran transitioning back into civilian life? Have you considered returning to education? Depending on your career goal, updating or expanding your qualifications can lead to increased opportunities. 'Yellow Ribbon' Colleges could make this a better option for you.  

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Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

The recruitment landscape has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. Is your job search strategy still relevant? As we head into 2016, we look at six new trends over the last year, that you should be staying up to date with to make your search for employment a success.

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Celebrate World Braille Day on January 4th!

Celebrate World Braille Day on January 4th!

The invention of Braille has been a lifeline to millions of blind and visually impaired people, giving them access to education through literacy. We celebrate its invention globally each year on the inventor Louise Braille's birthday. But over 90% of all published materials are still inaccessible blind and visually impaired people because of current international copyright laws. This is why the World Blind Union is trying to break this last barrier through their 'Right to Read' campaign.

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