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From the category archives: Employment

Employment

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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Put Your Career in Gear by Working Around Your Fear

Put Your Career in Gear by Working Around Your Fear

If I had to select one word which describes what it’s like to grow up with a lifelong disability, it would be “fear.”

As a child, I feared being left by my parents with others -- even with a familiar baby sitter.

I remember the panic I felt one evening when I was left in a church pew alone because my parents temporarily stepped out of the sanctuary.

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Make Your Dream Job Happen in 2015

Make Your Dream Job Happen in 2015

The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and set goals for the year to come. If you are in the middle of a job search or are considering making a job change in the year ahead, now is a great time to start planning it out.

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Don’t Let Your Job Search Wear You Down

Don’t Let Your Job Search Wear You Down

Searching for a job can be challenging, and being out of work can take its toll on even the most positive-thinking people. When your search is taking longer than you had hoped it would, it’s easy to start questioning yourself- your skills, your experience, even your personality. Your job is a big part of your identity, and when you are unemployed, it’s easy to feel a little bit lost.

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Using Social Media to Improve Your Job Search

Using Social Media to Improve Your Job Search

Today’s job search is all about networking, and using social media is one of the best ways to build your network.

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Break Accessibility Barriers to Show Your Maturity as a Job Candidate

Break Accessibility Barriers to Show Your Maturity as a Job Candidate

Are you a motivated jobseeker ready to break accessibility barriers (particularly in terms of available transportation and accessible technology) you may face in your effort to gain employment that is meaningful and rewarding?

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GettingHired Interviews Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

GettingHired Interviews Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

GettingHired had a chance to interview Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), at the U.S. Department of Labor, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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The Value of a Niche Job Board

The Value of a Niche Job Board

Eighty percent of candidates with disabilities say they use general job boards. Yet, only 29% said they got their last job via a general job board. Niche job boards provide some unique advantages to both job seekers and employers.

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GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

GettingHired’s Employer Partners Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Today we announce our employer partners participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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