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From the category archives: Employment

Employment

When to Step Up, When to Step Aside and When to Step Down

When to Step Up, When to Step Aside and When to Step Down

One of the marks of leadership is how flexible you are in working with people to effectively get a job done as an employee, coworker or supervisor. For me, that flexibility means knowing when to step up, when to step aside and when to step down on the job for the benefit of the corporate endeavor.

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Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

Three Reasons Why Employers Need to Hire People with Disabilities

For a long time, those of us dealing with disability employment issues have realized that individuals with a disability can add a valuable perspective to corporate efforts in the mainstream business world.

That message has had a difficult time getting public attention, but that may be changing.

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Get Paid What You Are Worth by Using these 15 Negotiating Strategies

Get Paid What You Are Worth by Using these 15 Negotiating Strategies

The key to getting paid what you’re worth by a prospective employer is to sell yourself first to the hiring manager and talk about money and benefits later, according to Lee Miller (www.employability-expert.com), a career/executive coach and human resources consultant.

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Three Ways to Identify Workplaces That Are Truly Inclusive

Three Ways to Identify Workplaces That Are Truly Inclusive

As a jobseeker, there are three benchmarks you can use to measure the effectiveness of a prospective employer’s work diversity record and inclusion efforts.

Of course, many organizations intend to put their diversity values into day-to-day practice so they can effectively integrate qualified people with disabilities into their workplaces. Most have good intentions. But actual practice doesn’t always follow intent.

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 Managing Emotions: A Critical Skill for Jobseekers with a Disability

Managing Emotions: A Critical Skill for Jobseekers with a Disability

People are wired to fight or flee when they encounter what they perceive to be a threatening situation. In fact, our brains are designed to respond emotionally first -- and rationally only second -- when we step out of our comfort zone and experience stress.

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GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired's Online Career Expo - April 23rd

GettingHired.com’s Online Career Expo is a unique and accessible opportunity for individuals and veterans with disabilities to engage with our inclusive employer partners in real-time. 

The Online Career Expo will provide attendees with the chance to directly connect with GettingHired’s exclusive employer partners, who are actively looking to hire to expand and diversify their workforce.

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2014 Job Outlook for People with Disabilities

2014 Job Outlook for People with Disabilities

Candidates with disabilities and the organizations recruiting them won’t be disappointed in the 2014 job market. Recruiters will have a large group of interested candidates to consider and candidates should see more advertised positions.

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Seven Ways to Battle Discouragement While Seeking Your First Job

Seven Ways to Battle Discouragement While Seeking Your First Job

You finished school last year, and you’re still looking for a job. You’re excited about “getting out into the real world” after devoting so many years to studying and preparing for your career. Yet, you’re apprehensive because you don’t know, perhaps for the first time in your life, what’s going to come next.

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How to Market Yourself Within Your Field

How to Market Yourself Within Your Field

Once you have established a profession for yourself, you work to gain the experience and expertise that helps you become trusted in your field. Whether your goal is to become recognized as an industry expert or simply to be more proficient in your area of interest, accomplishing this often requires more than just doing your day-to-day job.

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Be Flexible in Where You Look for a Job

Be Flexible in Where You Look for a Job

On average, there are now an estimated 11 well-qualified candidates for every available job opening in the U.S., according to William Arruda, who is a personal brand strategist, speaker and author.

So, how do you get an entry-level job that's right for you in the face of all that competition, especially when you also have a disability? Here’s one strategy: Uncover mainstream work situations which offer reduced competition from other jobseekers.

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