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Our employer partners are interested in hiring and retaining the best-qualified job seekers with disabilities for their company’s workforce.
Most organizations strive to be equal opportunity employers and with the help of various EEO compliance measures and diversity awareness campaigns, many employers now see the proven attributes and benefits of hiring returning veterans and other people with physical and mental health disabilities. Generally speaking, most people with physical and mental challenges do a great job and make great employees.
The key to getting paid what you’re worth by a prospective employer is to sell yourself first to the hiring manager and talk about money and benefits later, according to Lee Miller (www.employability-expert.com), a career/executive coach and human resources consultant.
It’s no surprise that good communication skills are a requirement included in most job postings. We know that communication skills are extremely important, both professionally and personally, but verbal communication isn’t all you have to consider when applying for a job. Whether you are aware of it or not, your nonverbal communication- your body language, specifically- has an extreme impact on how others perceive you as well.
As a jobseeker, there are three benchmarks you can use to measure the effectiveness of a prospective employer’s work diversity record and inclusion efforts.
Of course, many organizations intend to put their diversity values into day-to-day practice so they can effectively integrate qualified people with disabilities into their workplaces. Most have good intentions. But actual practice doesn’t always follow intent.
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
Looking for a job can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. The hours you put into your search efforts can really add up, sometimes leaving you feeling burnt out. Whether you’re currently employed and are looking for another job, or you have unexpectedly found yourself in the position of needing to find a new job immediately, anything you can do to streamline your search will make the process much easier.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software employers use to filter job applications automatically based on a given set of criteria (such as former employers, relevant experience and education levels).
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".
Graduating from college is a huge milestone. After the years of working to make it to this point, many graduates assume they will, in turn, be rewarded with a great job.
Finding a job is a difficult task, especially for recent graduates with little experience and in a competitive job market where older employees are working longer and leaving fewer job openings.
Consulting firm Towers Watson states, “Top-performing companies create a sustainable [Employee Value Proposition] EVP and total rewards strategy based on the needs, demographics and preferences of their workforce.” As such, employers seeking to attract people with disabilities to their positions should understand the unique needs of this audience.
People are wired to fight or flee when they encounter what they perceive to be a threatening situation. In fact, our brains are designed to respond emotionally first -- and rationally only second -- when we step out of our comfort zone and experience stress.
GettingHired.com’s Online Career Expo is a unique and accessible opportunity for individuals and veterans with disabilities to engage with our inclusive employer partners in real-time.
The Online Career Expo will provide attendees with the chance to directly connect with GettingHired’s exclusive employer partners, who are actively looking to hire to expand and diversify their workforce.
Only 55% of candidates with disabilities disclose their disability prior to receiving a job offer, according to a survey GettingHired conducted of 328 job seekers with disabilities in late 2013. This poses a problem to employers actively focused on hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. If employers do not know candidates are disabled, how can they measure their progress?
In late 2013, GettingHired conducted a survey of 328 job seekers with disabilities. The results reveal several areas where employers that hire people with disabilities could improve including, Accessibility, Disability Friendliness, Discrimination, and Communication.
There could be any number of reasons why you’re searching for a job. Maybe you just graduated, maybe you were laid off, or maybe you’re not happy in your current job or even in your career. Whatever the reason, each job search comes with its own set of hurdles. One could be that you find yourself overqualified for the positions you’re seeking.
It’s an important hurdle that you, as a jobseeker with a disability, will likely face: trying to negotiate accommodations with a new employer who may lack information about the particular assistive technology that you need to perform well in your new job.
Candidates with disabilities and the organizations recruiting them won’t be disappointed in the 2014 job market. Recruiters will have a large group of interested candidates to consider and candidates should see more advertised positions.
You never know when a job opportunity is going to arise. Even if you are not actively looking for a job, you could be contacted out of the blue with an opportunity you’re interested in. If it has been a while since you last updated your resume, it could take hours- hours that you might not have to spare- to get it to where it needs to be to submit to a potential employer.
Many times during the last five years I’ve heard top government officials and business leaders say this:
“Our current high U.S. unemployment rate is, in part, due to a mismatch between available jobs and the available skill sets in today’s labor market. Jobseekers often lack needed skills, and, therefore, become a part of the long-term unemployed.”
Many organizations now have very aggressive hiring goals towards returning veterans and people with disabilities. This focus is especially relevant during an era where people with disabilities are the largest minority group, represent the highest segment of the unemployed in the US and the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are returning from combat.
You finished school last year, and you’re still looking for a job. You’re excited about “getting out into the real world” after devoting so many years to studying and preparing for your career. Yet, you’re apprehensive because you don’t know, perhaps for the first time in your life, what’s going to come next.
Once you have established a profession for yourself, you work to gain the experience and expertise that helps you become trusted in your field. Whether your goal is to become recognized as an industry expert or simply to be more proficient in your area of interest, accomplishing this often requires more than just doing your day-to-day 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Three major trends in the work world have recently sparked my interest because I think they may have long-range, major implications for jobseekers with disabilities.
These major trends are: the rapid rise of robotics, the pervasiveness of STEM(M) careers in today’s job opportunities and the increasing value of empathy in the skill sets sought by today’s employers.
While GettingHired partners with hundreds of employers that make it a practice of hiring people with disabilities, there are many employers out there that still do not. One reason could be a lack of understanding of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, or misconceptions that the practice could end up costing them too much money or forcing them to settle for less capable workers.
GettingHired.com today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
As America is coming out of the two longest wars in its history the government is working to bring down the unemployment rates of veterans. Agencies are working to ensure employers are adhering to proper regulations related to the recruitment and hiring of veterans along with other groups. Veterans Service Organizations have grown tenfold as well yet unemployment remains high for those who have served.
For almost a year now, I've been in denial. I've been quietly and privately lamenting the trend toward temporary and contract employment in today's job market - and imagining all the negatives it poses for jobseekers, especially those of us with disabilities.
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.