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From the category archives: Education

Education

Where to Begin the Job Search - Educational Webinar for Job Seekers

Where to Begin the Job Search - Educational Webinar for Job Seekers

Let us help you take that first step and join us for a free educational webinar hosted by the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) and GettingHired.com, where we will demystify the topic of "Where to Begin the Job Search".

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Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Employer Value Proposition: How to Appeal to Candidates with Disabilities

Consulting firm Towers Watson states, “Top-performing companies create a sustainable [Employee Value Proposition] EVP and total rewards strategy based on the needs, demographics and preferences of their workforce.” As such, employers seeking to attract people with disabilities to their positions should understand the unique needs of this audience.

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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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Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Candidates with Disabilities Are Reluctant to Disclose

Only 55% of candidates with disabilities disclose their disability prior to receiving a job offer, according to a survey GettingHired conducted of 328 job seekers with disabilities in late 2013. This poses a problem to employers actively focused on hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. If employers do not know candidates are disabled, how can they measure their progress?

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Employer Report Card: Candidates with Disabilities Identify Many Opportunities to Improve

Employer Report Card: Candidates with Disabilities Identify Many Opportunities to Improve

In late 2013, GettingHired conducted a survey of 328 job seekers with disabilities. The results reveal several areas where employers that hire people with disabilities could improve including, Accessibility, Disability Friendliness, Discrimination, and Communication.

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The Art of Negotiating Acceptable Accommodations

The Art of Negotiating Acceptable Accommodations

It’s an important hurdle that you, as a jobseeker with a disability, will likely face: trying to negotiate accommodations with a new employer who may lack information about the particular assistive technology that you need to perform well in your new job.

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Training Your Recruiting Personnel to Avoid Veteran, Disability Bias and Stereotypes

Training Your Recruiting Personnel to Avoid Veteran, Disability Bias and Stereotypes

The job of an employment recruiter often proves mission critical to a business as its primary responsibility is to maintain an invaluable gateway and pipeline that constantly identifies, distinguishes, attracts, cultivates and secures new and diverse talent. These everyday endeavors of the recruiter, helps to ensure the essential 'life blood' of an organization and in many ways help it to adjust to the varying needs of diverse consumers, adapt to changing market trends and fortify its capability to compete in a given industry.

 

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Spruce Up Your Resume Even if You're Not Looking for a Job

Spruce Up Your Resume Even if You're Not Looking for a Job

You never know when a job opportunity is going to arise. Even if you are not actively looking for a job, you could be contacted out of the blue with an opportunity you’re interested in. If it has been a while since you last updated your resume, it could take hours- hours that you might not have to spare- to get it to where it needs to be to submit to a potential employer.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

The View from Someone Else’s Boots - Does Your Workplace Culture Encourage or Dissuade Proactive Disability Disclosure

Many organizations now have very aggressive hiring goals towards returning veterans and people with disabilities. This focus is especially relevant during an era where people with disabilities are the largest minority group, represent the highest segment of the unemployed in the US and the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning from combat.

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Dressing for an Interview – Don’t Stand Out Because of What You’re Wearing

Dressing for an Interview – Don’t Stand Out Because of What You’re Wearing

An interview is your opportunity to make a good first impression on a potential employer. While your qualifications, experience, and personality will play a major role in making that first impression, your physical appearance will have an impact as well.

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