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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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Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

Change is never easy, especially major life changes. It can be really daunting when considering whether or not to move onto a new job or career. Here are some indicators to think about when you're at a crossroads.

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How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

Can you sum up your business value in 15 seconds? In just about every industry self-presentation is vital, particularly if others' instant assumptions about you are bias and false. Preparing and practicing your 'sales pitch' can be the difference between getting hired or not. Learn how to identify your core values, skills and goals to ensure you always start off every networking opportunity from a strong position.

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Why Does It Take So Long to Hear Back After an Interview?

Why Does It Take So Long to Hear Back After an Interview?

Searching for a job is often frustratingly time consuming and a full time job in itself. You finally manage to get to the interview stage and then.... even more waiting! But before you write off that interview, you should know there are a number of factors that could be delaying you receiving that job offer.

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It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

Have you heard of Dr. Bernard Haldane's Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP)? Identifying and understanding your valuable and unique personal strengths is crucial to confidently navigating the hiring process and showing your value to prospective employers. The Dependable Strengths Program is particularly benefiting college students as they transition into the working world.

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The Benefits of Joining a Talent Community

The Benefits of Joining a Talent Community

Have you heard of 'talent communities' before? They can be an effective networking tool in your search for employment and career opportunities.

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GettingHired’s New Job Seeker Webinar Series

GettingHired’s New Job Seeker Webinar Series

Check out our new webinar series exclusively for job seekers with disabilities: 'The Journey of Job Seekers With Disabilities' is a three part series that aims to support job seekers through every phase of your search for employment. Get a better understanding of the recruitment process and what recruiters are looking for in potential candidates, new government regulations to improve the employment rate of people with disabilities, disclosing your disability to an employer, the application process, requesting accommodation and more!

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