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Employment

 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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Being Engaged as an Employee Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

Being Engaged as an Employee Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

Only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work, according to a September 2013 Gallup report.

The research firm's 142-country study defines engagement as those "psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations." That number is up from 11 percent in 2010. Sixty three percent are not engaged, "meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals and outcomes."

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Take Advantage of These Three Job Market Trends

Take Advantage of These Three Job Market Trends

Three major trends in the work world have recently sparked my interest because I think they may have long-range, major implications for jobseekers with disabilities.

These major trends are: the rapid rise of robotics, the pervasiveness of STEM(M) careers in today’s job opportunities and the increasing value of empathy in the skill sets sought by today’s employers.

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What Employers Should Know About Hiring People With Disabilities

What Employers Should Know About Hiring People With Disabilities

While GettingHired partners with hundreds of employers that make it a practice of hiring people with disabilities, there are many employers out there that still do not. One reason could be a lack of understanding of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, or misconceptions that the practice could end up costing them too much money or forcing them to settle for less capable workers.

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GettingHired and their Employer Partners, Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

GettingHired and their Employer Partners, Join A Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

GettingHired.com today announced its 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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