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From the category archives: Employment

Employment

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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Chemistry counts during a job interview. It’s not just your qualifications and how you answer questions.

In an era where the competition for high paying jobs is most challenging and the search for ‘high quality’ talent is at a premium, the prospective employee must view the job interview as a prime opportunity to leave a poignant, ...

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A Disability Can’t Stop You from Conquering the Medical Field

Jill Gopal has achromatopsia, a non-correctable autosomal recessive congenital color vision disorder, which is accompanied with extreme sensitivity to light. Individuals with achromatopsia are legally blind. Jill graduated from Boston University.

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How to Get Hired Regardless of Your Disability and the State of the Economy

“Almost half of all working-age people with disabilities in America today are employed,” writes Elisabeth (Harney) Sanders-Park, president of WorkNet Solutions, Riverside, CA. 

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Getting Your Foot in the Door – Your Next Job Doesn’t Have to be Your Dream Job

When conducting your job search, keep in mind that not every job you have is going to be the job of your dreams. This doesn’t mean you have to take a job you don’t want; it just means that getting your dream job will likely take time and patience.

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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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Referrals. The Open Door to a New Position.

Think about the way we look for jobs.

If you're like me, you'll look at company websites, brand name products you frequently purchase, search through countless job board postings, and finally, ask your friends.

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Market Research for People with Disabilities

Modest job gains across most industries and an unemployment rate that refuses to budge continue to be the norm for the U.S. economy. In January, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 157,000 and the unemployment rate grew by a tenth of a percentage

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How to Build and Communicate Your Personal Leadership Philosophy

Karen has a master's degree in public administration. She works as a facilitator, recording secretary and strategist on short-term projects for various municipal, county and state government agencies in Wisconsin.

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