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Are you ready to hire 7% of your Workforce?

In part two of our series of Proposed OFCCP Regs & What They Mean for You, we are going to discuss the big bad 7%. Since the proposed regulatory changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act came out in 2011, federal contractors...

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Are you familiar with the term “linkage”?

If you are a Federal contractor or subcontractor, that word “linkage” should be top of mind. With the proposed regulatory changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (which prohibits contractors from discriminating on the basis of disability) slated to come out this year, linkages are l...

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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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The Pervasive Income Gap Affecting People with Disabilities

Recently released data from the Census’ American Community Survey confirms the long-held suspicion that people with disabilities earn less than their peers. Across all occupations, 52% of workers with disabilities earn less than $25,000

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Developing Your Personal Brand

Branding plays a vital role in selling a product or service. Just as companies put a great deal of effort into branding their products, job seekers need to be aware of how they brand themselves, too. 

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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Why Today’s Definition of Disability Is Obsolete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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