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Jim Hasse's Articles

Partnership Organizations: Where You Can Find Local Help for Finding a Job

In June 2012, Alice graduated with a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, but she has not been able to get a job since then.

Born with cerebral palsy, she speaks very slowly and with much difficulty in person, on Skype and on her cell phone, but she ...

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How Obama’s Trade Negotiations Could Affect Your Career Prospects

Getting hired is largely based on supply and demand.

If, as a jobseeker, you have the skills and experience that are in short supply within the particular industry and job sector you’re targeting with your job marketing campaign, you’ll likely have a range of opportunity

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Why Do You Want This Job?

“Why do you want this job?” may sound like a lazy job interview question, but, as a hiring manager with 20 years of experience in staffing a Fortune 500 corporate communications department, I can tell you it’s hardly a softball topic.

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Why Today’s Definition of Disability Is Obsolete

When physical labor ruled, disability mattered.

My grandfather was a hefty blacksmith, who pounded hot iron into horseshoes and ploughshares. My father was a dairy farmer, who milked cows and fed them twice a day, raised crops and...

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How to Get Hired Regardless of Your Disability and the State of the Economy

“Almost half of all working-age people with disabilities in America today are employed,” writes Elisabeth (Harney) Sanders-Park, president of WorkNet Solutions, Riverside, CA. 

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When to Discuss Your Disability With a Potential Employer

Deciding when to disclose your disability to a prospective employer depends on your type of disability, how you are positioning yourself for a particular job, your type of personality and temperament, and the type of employer you are targeting.

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How to Build and Communicate Your Personal Leadership Philosophy

Karen has a master's degree in public administration. She works as a facilitator, recording secretary and strategist on short-term projects for various municipal, county and state government agencies in Wisconsin.

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How to More Effectively Communicate with Your Prospective Supervisor

How do you determine whether you're effectively communicating with key people (especially your prospective supervisor) during your second and third job interviews with prospective employers?

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Start Building Your Resume: List Accomplishments, Key Success Factors

First define what success means to you. Then you can more easily pinpoint your accomplishments and identify your key success factors.

That list of accomplishments and key success factors can give you a framework for developing an exceptional resume and the talking...

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Let’s Increase Disability Employment by Filling the Gap Between Need and Availability of Skills

As we prepare for Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012, we know that data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in August 2012 show that, while employment for most of the U.S workforce is slowly recovering

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