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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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6 Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates

6 Job Search Tips for Recent College Graduates

Graduating from college is a huge milestone. After the years of working to make it to this point, many graduates assume they will, in turn, be rewarded with a great job.

Finding a job is a difficult task, especially for recent graduates with little experience and in a competitive job market where older employees are working longer and leaving fewer job openings.

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Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Consulting firm Towers Watson states, “Top-performing companies create a sustainable [Employee Value Proposition] EVP and total rewards strategy based on the needs, demographics and preferences of their workforce.” As such, employers seeking to attract people with disabilities to their positions should understand the unique needs of this audience.

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 Managing Emotions: A Critical Skill for Jobseekers with a Disability

Managing Emotions: A Critical Skill for Jobseekers with a Disability

People are wired to fight or flee when they encounter what they perceive to be a threatening situation. In fact, our brains are designed to respond emotionally first -- and rationally only second -- when we step out of our comfort zone and experience stress.

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