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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

Focus on Quality, Not Quantity When Applying for Jobs

Focus on Quality, Not Quantity When Applying for Jobs

Does your job search process consist of seeing how many job applications you can send off each day? If you fall into the category of job seekers who have applied for hundreds of jobs and haven’t heard back on any of them, there’s a reason why you’re not being successful in your search.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots:

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Addressing the Issue of Homelessness During the Job Hiring Process”

Homelessness among military veterans is a growing problem and a prominent national issue that is widely viewed as shameful and preventable to most Americans. The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment report (prepared by HUD) estimates that there were more than 62,619 homeless veterans on a single night during January in the United States.  

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Making the Transition from Doing to Managing When You Have a Disability

Making the Transition from Doing to Managing When You Have a Disability

Being prepared for that transition is vital, if we are to be seriously considered for promotions (even though we may be considered to be “different” due to our disabilities). Taking personal responsibility for being ready to take the next step in our advancement can give us a jump on other candidates for an open position.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots:

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "Overcoming the 'Intimidation Factor' towards Transitioning from the Military to Navigating the Commercial Workplace.”

Generally speaking, there are various transition enhancement programs available for returning veterans such as the 2011 President's Executive Order 13518, "Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force." This measure is specifically designed to bolster recruitment and employment by providing various tax credits and other incentives to employers that hire deserving returning veterans. There is also the Department of Defense's "Transition Assistance Program" (TAP), that trains separating veterans on crossing the cultural bridge to the civilian world. 

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Candidates with Disabilities are More Open to Part-Time or Temporary Employment Compared to Candidates without Disabilities

Candidates with Disabilities are More Open to Part-Time or Temporary Employment Compared to Candidates without Disabilities

Candidates with disabilities are more open to Part-Time or Temporary employment compared to candidates without disabilities based on a recent survey conducted by GettingHired.

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Narrow Your Job Search to Companies You Want to Work For

Narrow Your Job Search to Companies You Want to Work For

The more focused you are when searching for a job, the more likely you are to end up with a job that fits your needs and meets your expectations. If you know the key elements that a job must have in order for you to be happy, you can narrow your search to include only companies that provide those essentials.

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Understanding the Application Process and How to Get Noticed

Understanding the Application Process and How to Get Noticed

Have you ever wondered what happens to your application, after you submit to a job? What do hiring managers and recruiters do with all of the applications? Why do I never hear back from the business I just applied to?

The goal of this past webinar was to help our job seekers understand the process of what happens to their applications, identify the best positions to apply to, understand how a recruiter identifies potential candidates and how GettingHired takes additional steps to assist the job seeker in getting noticed.

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How My Personal Happiness Helped Me Succeed In Business

How My Personal Happiness Helped Me Succeed In Business

The secret to my success in business comes down this: I’ve had an opportunity to use my personal happiness as a stepping stone to forging links between people in my workplace.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots:

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: "What are the Advantages of Disclosing One's Disabilities to Employers”

The moment has arrived. You are currently applying for an employment position with a new organization and you inevitably reach the part of the job application that asks for self- identification and voluntary disclosure of any disabilities. Before answering the question(s), you instantly pause as your mind imagines the possibilities of how your personal health information may be interpreted by the prospective employer... you wonder, if your condition could somehow subject you to being ostracized and treated differently than any of your future employee counterparts?

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Don’t Wait to Hear Back After Applying for a Job

Don’t Wait to Hear Back After Applying for a Job

Imagine how long your job search would take if after every job you applied for, you stopped and waited to hear back before applying for another one.

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