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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

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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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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Resources Available to Returning Veterans Challenged with Finding a Job

Resources Available to Returning Veterans Challenged with Finding a Job

"Veterans Employment Challenges" is a compelling study completed by Prudential Corporation that featured various demographics of returning military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America between December 2011 and January 2012 . While 2,453 veterans were questioned, the majority of the survey's participants represented post - 9-11 and Gulf War veterans.

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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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Five Issues That Can Make an Immediate Positive Impression on Organizational Recruiters

Five Issues That Can Make an Immediate Positive Impression on Organizational Recruiters

You are off to your initial employment interview with a recruiter or manager for an exciting position with a new prospective organization. Personally, you feel very confident, upbeat and positive about your resumé, your professional qualifications for the job, your ability to perform, and making a new transition. 

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Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why is the employment rate for students with disabilities lagging so far behind that of students without? While there is no quick fix to this dilemma, there are institutionalized obstacles that should be addressed within college and university career centers, disability services and employer relations. Here are some practical changes that could potentially have a real impact on employment rates for students with disabilities.

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How Does LinkedIn Enhance the Job Seeking Process

How Does LinkedIn Enhance the Job Seeking Process

LinkedIn is a modern, popular and effective social media network tool for professionals of all backgrounds, demographics and industries. The website services are generally free (with some added bonuses for a modest fee) and allows individuals the opportunity to create a professional media profile of themselves that can illustrate one's current and past employment history.

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Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Is it worth applying for a job that could be a stretch for you, given your qualifications? How do you know if it's worth applying for a job when you are missing some of the requirements?

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