Have you ever considered starting your own
business? Being self-employed carries as many benefits as it does risks.
We've all heard the statistic of 50% of businesses failing within their first
year. So what can you do to improve your chances of success? As a business
owner with a disability, who successfully made the leap into self-employment himself, Jim Hasse shares valuable tips for anyone thinking about
launching a startup.
Have you ever considered a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field? With the technology revolution, STEM related skills and qualifications are in high demand across almost all industries! Newly created and existing jobs globally, are becoming increasingly data driven and reliant on new technology for economic growth, and being tech savvy is fast becoming an expectation of candidates....
Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...
Having the guidance and support of a mentor can really boost your career prospects, regardless of your level of experience. You can gain valuable insight into a particular company or field, that would otherwise take you months or years to learn on your own. There are mentorship programs across the country that students and recent graduates can get involved in, and even programs specifically for people with disabilities. But anyone can build a mentoring relationship with peers, whose careers or experience you admire. Here are some factors to keep in mind, when you're searching for a mentor that's right for you.
Leaving education to enter the working world can be a real culture shock! Navigating the job market independently, with little employment experience is no easy task. But you can make it much easier for yourself by planning ahead while you're still a student. College career services are available to all students and provide free expert guidance to help you in planning your future. You can access many career building opportunities through their resources, like graduate focused job fairs, career assessments and employers actively recruiting from your college. Make sure you are tapping into all your college offers.
Are you a veteran transitioning back into civilian life? Have you considered returning to education? Depending on your career goal, updating or expanding your qualifications can lead to increased opportunities. 'Yellow Ribbon' Colleges could make this a better option for you.
The recruitment landscape has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. Is your job search strategy still relevant? As we head into 2016, we look at six new trends over the last year, that you should be staying up to date with to make your search for employment a success.
It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.
Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.
Change is never easy, especially major life changes. It can be really daunting when considering whether or not to move onto a new job or career. Here are some indicators to think about when you're at a crossroads.