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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. But without the right preparation, it can turn into a race against the clock to relay your professional value while also getting useful information about the company's career prospects. GettingHired is holding a free online career fair on October 5th for job seekers with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers, actively looking for talented candidates with disabilities. Maximize your online career fair experience using this 5 step checklist...

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Your ePortfolio: Essential Job Marketing Tool

Your ePortfolio: Essential Job Marketing Tool

Having a digital portfolio is a must for ensuring your work is as accessible as possible to all hiring employers searching for candidates with your skills. So what impression does your ePortfolio give to potential employers? Use this checklist to ensure your online portfolio is attracting as many career opportunities as possible.

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5 Types of Jobs You Can Do From Home

5 Types of Jobs You Can Do From Home

Work from home jobs are now more popular than ever before. The spread of flexible working has created remote work opportunities across many different industries. Here are 5 types of jobs you may want to consider.

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How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

Once you have an idea for your business, what next? Creating a solid business plan is the very foundation of your business. It will help you map every part and ensure you've done the research and planning necessary for every phase. But are traditional business plan formats still relevant to today's entrepreneur?  

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Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

The recruitment process has hugely changed since the start of the 21st century, along with employers' expectations of candidates. But has this affected the use of cover letters? 

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What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever considered starting your own business? Being self-employed carries as many benefits as it does risks. We've all heard the statistic of 50% of businesses failing within their first year. So what can you do to improve your chances of success? As a business owner with a disability, who successfully made the leap into self-employment himself, Jim Hasse shares valuable tips for anyone thinking about launching a startup. 

 

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5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

Have you ever considered a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field? With the technology revolution, STEM related skills and qualifications are in high demand across almost all industries! Newly created and existing jobs globally, are becoming increasingly data driven and reliant on new technology for economic growth, and being tech savvy is fast becoming an expectation of candidates.... 

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The Top Qualities Veterans Bring to Your Business

The Top Qualities Veterans Bring to Your Business

Veteran hiring has become a big topic for employers over the last five years. 2014 saw a record low of the U.S. veteran unemployment rate for the last eight years, with job opportunities opening up particularly within federal contracting companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this has continued to drop and businesses are beginning to recognize the value veterans can bring to their business objectives. We take a look at some of the unique qualities that veterans can bring...

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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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