by Kathy Kirchoff The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the labor force participation rate among people with disabilities is only about 22 percent, compared to a 70 percent participation rate among those without disabilities. That’s a lot of wasted potential. If you're living with a disability and looking to advance your career with more … Continue reading Cyberspace Learning for Disabled Students
by Linda Yang Are you a college student or job seeker looking for creative ways to showcase your skills, achievements, and experiences? How about making a portfolio? You can make one electronically or create a print version, depending on your needs and the expectations in your field. Types of Portfolios A portfolio is a … Continue reading Portfolios 101: Making Your Accomplishments Speak for You
by Tom Melander Imagine this. The interview went well and the hiring manager assures you that you’re on the short list as you both walk to the door. Then, as you’re shaking hands good-bye, the hiring manager says, “Oh, one last thing. What’s the worst job you ever had?” This happened to a client of … Continue reading Stress Interview Questions: Can You Think on Your Feet?
by Teri Fritsma Want to know a sure way to do yourself in on the job hunt? Use poor grammar and writing on your resume and cover letter. I don’t just mean little typos (which you should make every attempt to avoid, but which can and do happen). I’m talking about the errors that expose your … Continue reading 10 Writing Tips to Keep Your Resume Out of the “No” Pile