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Tips for Evaluating Job Postings to Improve Your Search

It's likely that you will look through hundreds of job postings during your job search. New job openings are posted every day, and each one will probably be written and formatted differently. Some will include a great deal of detail an...

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Develop Your Elevator Pitch

You've heard about the importance of having an elevator pitch- a brief statement that lasts the length of an elevator ride that succinctly explains your product or service. 

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Let’s Increase Disability Employment by Filling the Gap Between Need and Availability of Skills

As we prepare for Disability Employment Awareness Month 2012, we know that data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in August 2012 show that, while employment for most of the U.S workforce is slowly recovering

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Employment References Still a Valuable Asset

If you’re new to the job search scene or haven’t been here in a while, you might be wondering whether you need to worry about having references lined up. The answer is yes.

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Working From Home: Is It Right for You (and Your Prospective Employer)?

Telecommuting, work-at-home options, evening and weekend work and a combination of work and personal time are not isolated work patterns anymore. Instead, these developments are part of a sweeping transformation of how we work in the 21st Century.

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Personal Branding Tip for College Students: Find Your Uniqueness

Last spring, Josh had just graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in English literature. Deaf since birth, he had visions of following in his mother’s footsteps. She was a high school English teacher.

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The Value of Volunteer Experience

Volunteering is one form of service that is sure to yield many benefits. Not only is it a great way to give back to the community, but it is also valuable to the volunteer. Volunteers are rewarded for their time and service in many ways

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It’s Time to Take Inventory of Your Skills

Whether you’re looking for a new career or just starting out in one, it’s always a good idea to keep an up-to-date inventory of your job skills. People have a tendency to get so caught up in their day-to-day responsibilities

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Mentoring is Valuable in Many Forms

Mentoring has been identified as one of the most important approaches for assisting youth in making a positive transition into adulthood. In addition to serving as a positive role model, mentors can play a key role in helping their mentee.

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Tips for a Successful Interview

Whether you're preparing for your first interview or you've been on more than you can count, your end goal is always the same- you want to get the job. Having a successful job interview is an essential step in getting hired for a job

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