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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

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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Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might Not Be Working For You

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Might Not Be Working For You

Are you using LinkedIn but are not sure if it’s helping? Whether you’re actively looking for a job or are happily employed, how do you really know if your LinkedIn profile is good, and if it will help get you hired when you need it to?

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What's in a Military Discharge and How Can it Impact my Employability?

What's in a Military Discharge and How Can it Impact my Employability?

As most veterans are acutely aware, all separating military service members will receive a government issued DD-214 discharge paper when officially leaving the service and returning to civilian status. Most military enlisted members are typically bound to completing a term of enlistment. However, there are other ways of voluntary or involuntarily separating from active-duty military status, including separating prior to completing a typical 4-year term enlistment obligation.

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The Best Ways to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

The Best Ways to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

When you’re preparing for an interview, you expect to be asked certain questions about your education, professional experience, and other qualifications. While it’s important to be prepared to answer those questions, it’s also important to be prepared in case you are asked some tougher- and less predictable- questions.

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For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For Transitioning Veterans - Understanding Various Employee Benefit Packages

For many transitioning veterans, negotiating and making decisions on proposed civilian employee benefit packages is truly a different world. While in the military, a veteran can easily become comfortable and accustomed to an abundance of free health and dental care, legal services, housing benefits, the GI Bill for those interested in continuing education, along with a list of other perks that are generally included with their enlistment.

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Getting Away from Generic Resumes and Increasing Your Potential for Specific Employment Opportunities

Getting Away from Generic Resumes and Increasing Your Potential for Specific Employment Opportunities

Most people develop typical, generic employment resumes that are often headlined with a basic cover-letter, a generally desired occupation, basic job descriptions and a general break down of previous experiences that should help qualify them for most industry-related job opportunities. 

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