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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

Don't Be Afraid to Broaden Your Horizons

Don't Be Afraid to Broaden Your Horizons

If your job search doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, or if you’re looking for a position that’s a little different than the ones you’re used to seeing in your search, it might be time to broaden your horizons a little bit.

Using the same search criteria when looking for job openings will likely return the same types of positions. And if you’re not finding what you’re looking for, it’s time to change something.

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Take Advantage of These Three Job Market Trends

Take Advantage of These Three Job Market Trends

Three major trends in the work world have recently sparked my interest because I think they may have long-range, major implications for jobseekers with disabilities.

These major trends are: the rapid rise of robotics, the pervasiveness of STEM(M) careers in today’s job opportunities and the increasing value of empathy in the skill sets sought by today’s employers.

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Your Goal is in Sight - Use Your Current Job to Gain Experience for Your Next One

Your Goal is in Sight - Use Your Current Job to Gain Experience for Your Next One

Setting career goals is an important step in having a successful career. When navigating the job market, you should have a direction in mind and an idea of what you need to accomplish in order to get there.

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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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Green Jobs: Where they are and how to get them

Earth-conscious individuals can find jobs in a variety of industries and occupations to satisfy their passion for all things green. According to the BLS’ Green Goods and Services...

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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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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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