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GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired.com’s Online Career Expo is a unique and accessible opportunity for individuals and veterans with disabilities to engage with our inclusive employer partners in real-time. 

The Online Career Expo will provide attendees with the chance to directly connect with GettingHired’s exclusive employer partners, who are actively looking to hire to expand and diversify their workforce.

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Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Only 55% of candidates with disabilities disclose their disability prior to receiving a job offer, according to a survey GettingHired conducted of 328 job seekers with disabilities in late 2013. This poses a problem to employers actively focused on hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. If employers do not know candidates are disabled, how can they measure their progress?

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Employer Report Card: Candidates with Disabilities Identify Many Opportunities to Improve

Employer Report Card: Candidates with Disabilities Identify Many Opportunities to Improve

In late 2013, GettingHired conducted a survey of 328 job seekers with disabilities. The results reveal several areas where employers that hire people with disabilities could improve including, Accessibility, Disability Friendliness, Discrimination, and Communication.

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Overqualified? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Hired

Overqualified? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Hired

There could be any number of reasons why you’re searching for a job. Maybe you just graduated, maybe you were laid off, or maybe you’re not happy in your current job or even in your career. Whatever the reason, each job search comes with its own set of hurdles. One could be that you find yourself overqualified for the positions you’re seeking.

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The Art of Negotiating Acceptable Accommodations

The Art of Negotiating Acceptable Accommodations

It’s an important hurdle that you, as a jobseeker with a disability, will likely face: trying to negotiate accommodations with a new employer who may lack information about the particular assistive technology that you need to perform well in your new job.

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Training Your Recruiting Personnel to Avoid Veteran, Disability Bias and Stereotypes

Training Your Recruiting Personnel to Avoid Veteran, Disability Bias and Stereotypes

The job of an employment recruiter often proves mission critical to a business as its primary responsibility is to maintain an invaluable gateway and pipeline that constantly identifies, distinguishes, attracts, cultivates and secures new and diverse talent. These everyday endeavors of the recruiter, helps to ensure the essential 'life blood' of an organization and in many ways help it to adjust to the varying needs of diverse consumers, adapt to changing market trends and fortify its capability to compete in a given industry.

 

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2014 Job Outlook for People with Disabilities

2014 Job Outlook for People with Disabilities

Candidates with disabilities and the organizations recruiting them won’t be disappointed in the 2014 job market. Recruiters will have a large group of interested candidates to consider and candidates should see more advertised positions.

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Spruce Up Your Resume Even if You're Not Looking for a Job

Spruce Up Your Resume Even if You're Not Looking for a Job

You never know when a job opportunity is going to arise. Even if you are not actively looking for a job, you could be contacted out of the blue with an opportunity you’re interested in. If it has been a while since you last updated your resume, it could take hours- hours that you might not have to spare- to get it to where it needs to be to submit to a potential employer.

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Today’s Job Market in Transition: The Big Picture

Today’s Job Market in Transition: The Big Picture

Many times during the last five years I’ve heard top government officials and business leaders say this:

“Our current high U.S. unemployment rate is, in part, due to a mismatch between available jobs and the available skill sets in today’s labor market. Jobseekers often lack needed skills, and, therefore, become a part of the long-term unemployed.”

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

Many organizations now have very aggressive hiring goals towards returning veterans and people with disabilities. This focus is especially relevant during an era where people with disabilities are the largest minority group, represent the highest segment of the unemployed in the US and the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning from combat.

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