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Make the Most of Your Job Search

Starting a new job can be exciting, but I don’t know if anyone actually looks forward to the work it takes to get a new job. Even if you’re out of work, the process of searching, applying, and interviewing for a job can be exhausting.

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".

Be Flexible in Where You Look for a Job

On average, there are now an estimated 11 well-qualified candidates for every available job opening in the U.S., according to William Arruda, who is a personal brand strategist, speaker and author.

So, how do you get an entry-level job that's right for you in the face of all that competition, especially when you also have a disability? Here’s one strategy: Uncover mainstream work situations which offer reduced competition from other jobseekers.

Being Engaged as an Employee Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

Only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work, according to a September 2013 Gallup report.

The research firm's 142-country study defines engagement as those "psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations." That number is up from 11 percent in 2010. Sixty three percent are not engaged, "meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals and outcomes."

The Community College Trend

Greater credit is now being given to the value of the nation's community colleges, as more and more attention is drawn not only to the opportunities available at a more affordable cost, but also to the economic need for more skilled workers who are qualified to fill a growing number of job openings.

Your Goal is in Sight - Use Your Current Job to Gain Experience for Your Next One

Setting career goals is an important step in having a successful career. When navigating the job market, you should have a direction in mind and an idea of what you need to accomplish in order to get there.

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). 

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.

How to More Effectively Communicate with Your Prospective Supervisor

How do you determine whether you're effectively communicating with key people (especially your prospective supervisor) during your second and third job interviews with prospective employers?

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...