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From the monthly archives: November, 2013

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Being Engaged as an Employee Can Be Your Competitive Advantage

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."

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Don't Be Afraid to Broaden Your Horizons

Don't Be Afraid to Broaden Your Horizons

If your job search doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, or if you’re looking for a position that’s a little different than the ones you’re used to seeing in your search, it might be time to broaden your horizons a little bit.

Using the same search criteria when looking for job openings will likely return the same types of positions. And if you’re not finding what you’re looking for, it’s time to change something.

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GettingHired Supports Ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty (CRPD)

This past Tuesday, GettingHired attended the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., to stand with 700+ disability, civil rights, faith based, and veterans organizations, calling for immediate ratification of the Disability Rights Treaty, formally known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Are You Guilty of these No–No’s in Job Hunting?

Are You Guilty of these No–No’s in Job Hunting?

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.

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