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Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why College Students with Disabilities Are Not Getting Needed Career Services

Why is the employment rate for students with disabilities lagging so far behind that of students without? While there is no quick fix to this dilemma, there are institutionalized obstacles that should be addressed within college and university career centers, disability services and employer relations. Here are some practical changes that could potentially have a real impact on employment rates for students with disabilities.

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Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Applying for a Job that Might be a Stretch

Is it worth applying for a job that could be a stretch for you, given your qualifications? How do you know if it's worth applying for a job when you are missing some of the requirements?

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How to Gain the Upper Hand during your Next Job Interview

How to Gain the Upper Hand during your Next Job Interview

If I hire the wrong person for my team who doesn’t show results or ends up to be the “wrong fit,” my credibility as a people manager among my fellow vice presidents (and the CEO, my boss) will be on the line.

That’s the nagging feeling I always had as a hiring manager whenever I needed to add or replace a person on my team. And I believe that’s a fairly common concern for anyone in a position of making a hiring decision today.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots,

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, "The Impact of Proactive Intervention, Proactive Support and Flexibility within the Workplace"

Dr. Philip S. Wang, of the National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress in Bethesda, MD states, "Some data is emerging that employer interventions can improve productivity and reduce employee turnover ..."

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Workforce Recruitment Program Is a Win-win for College Students, Employers

Workforce Recruitment Program Is a Win-win for College Students, Employers

According to the National Council on Disability’s 2008 study, “Achieving Independence: The Challenge of the 21st Century,” the most commonly cited reason among employers for not hiring people with disabilities is a “lack of qualified applicants.”

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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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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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When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

When to Appropriately Fire an Employee with Mental Health Challenges

Most organizations strive to be equal opportunity employers and with the help of various EEO compliance measures and diversity awareness campaigns, many employers now see the proven attributes and benefits of hiring returning veterans and other people with physical and mental health disabilities. Generally speaking, most people with physical and mental challenges do a great job and make great employees.

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How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

How to Navigate Applicant Tracking Systems

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software employers use to filter job applications automatically based on a given set of criteria (such as former employers, relevant experience and education levels).

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