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From the category archives: Education

Education

LinkedIn Can Place You Front and Center as a Job Candidate

Networking is imperative in any job search. Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, you should be keeping up your professional network. When you need it, you want it to be there for you, and you want it to be effective. Social media p...

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Issues of Suicide and How it Affects Relationships Inside Your Company

The topic of suicide is generally greeted as a very dark, tragic, morbid and mostly inconvenient conversation in any capacity. It is a dismal subject that most people seem to want to avoid discussing and certainly not something that...

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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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Why Today’s Definition of Disability Is Obsolete

When physical labor ruled, disability mattered.

My grandfather was a hefty blacksmith, who pounded hot iron into horseshoes and ploughshares. My father was a dairy farmer, who milked cows and fed them twice a day, raised crops and...

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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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Training (and Practice) are Critical to Fair Hiring Practices

Despite the American Disability Act’s (ADA) clear regulations, many hiring managers don’t know how to effectively and legally approach candidates with disabilities. When asked to cite reasons for not hiring people with disabilities...

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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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What Does a Recruiter Need to Know about Hiring People with Disabilities?

There are a plethora of issues to consider when hiring people with various disabilities and special needs that can set the tone for a ‘quality’ hire 

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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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