Organizations with an eye for the future should always be on the lookout for the best graduates who can help to build their employer brand and expand their business in the years ahead. This means developing engagement programs that reach out to young people from all backgrounds and college students with disabilities are a key demographic that should not be overlooked. Read this new blog to learn three tips for recruiting college students with disabilities.
The invention of Braille has been a lifeline to millions of blind and visually impaired people, giving them access to education through literacy. We celebrate its invention globally each year on the inventor Louise Braille's birthday. But over 90% of all published materials are still inaccessible blind and visually impaired people because of current international copyright laws. This is why the World Blind Union is trying to break this last barrier through their 'Right to Read' campaign.
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.
We were delighted to have TaKeisha Bobbitt, Managing Director, at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), who presented on the topic: Where to Begin the Job Search
An interview is your opportunity to make a good first impression on a potential employer. While your qualifications, experience, and personality will play a major role in making that first impression, your physical appearance will have an impact as well.
The overall unemployment rate is slowly decreasing, but the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is still in the double digits.
Whether you are unemployed or underemployed, searching for a job can be both intimidating and a lot of work. The truth is, sometimes finding a new job could feel like a job in itself.
To make it easier, we pulled together a few best practices and recommendations to help you with your job search. Start using these tips today to improve your chances of getting noticed by potential employers on GettingHired and other job boards.
GettingHired wants to better understand the job search experience from our candidates. By filling out this short survey, you will be providing important and anonymous information about your job search experience, which will help GettingHired provide valuable insights to our employer partners on hiring candidates with a disability.
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.
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.
Recruiters are always looking for potential candidates and LinkedIn is one of their main resources. Companies are also utilizing LinkedIn to post jobs and find the best qualified candidates