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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

Is Higher Education Needed for Your Job?

Higher education can certainly increase your employability and advance your career. The unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree or higher was 3.9% in April 2013 compared to 7.5% for the entire population and 11.6%

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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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The Pervasive Income Gap Affecting People with Disabilities

Recently released data from the Census’ American Community Survey confirms the long-held suspicion that people with disabilities earn less than their peers. Across all occupations, 52% of workers with disabilities earn less than $25,000

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Branding plays a vital role in selling a product or service. Just as companies put a great deal of effort into branding their products, job seekers need to be aware of how they brand themselves, too. 

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Switch Into Today (and Tomorrow’s) Hottest Jobs

If you’re considering changing careers, you aren’t alone. Fifty-five percent of Americans are trying to switch careers and an additional 30% would consider changing if they could find a better career (Monster, 2012). 

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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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Tips for Evaluating Job Postings to Improve Your Search

It's likely that you will look through hundreds of job postings during your job search. New job openings are posted every day, and each one will probably be written and formatted differently. Some will include a great deal of detail an...

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Working From Home: Is It Right for You (and Your Prospective Employer)?

Telecommuting, work-at-home options, evening and weekend work and a combination of work and personal time are not isolated work patterns anymore. Instead, these developments are part of a sweeping transformation of how we work in the 21st Century.

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The Value of Volunteer Experience

Volunteering is one form of service that is sure to yield many benefits. Not only is it a great way to give back to the community, but it is also valuable to the volunteer. Volunteers are rewarded for their time and service in many ways

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Mentoring is Valuable in Many Forms

Mentoring has been identified as one of the most important approaches for assisting youth in making a positive transition into adulthood. In addition to serving as a positive role model, mentors can play a key role in helping their mentee.

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