How to “Do” Online Social Networking


by Tom Melander Hey Tom, there’s a party online, and you’re not invited   In 2003, my BFF of 20 years, Dave, told me about an invitation he received to a new networking website called LinkedIn. As he described it, LinkedIn was where professionals invite their most respected contacts and colleagues into their network in … Continue reading How to “Do” Online Social Networking

Pre-employment Testing and its Role in the Hiring Decision


by Karen Kodzik Karen Kodzik, Career Management Consultant, Cultivating Careers   You have made it through the final rounds of interviews, you have acquired finalist status, the job offer is almost in your hands but there is just one more thing – pre-employment testing.  The words alone are enough to send a shiver up your … Continue reading Pre-employment Testing and its Role in the Hiring Decision

Hire Yourself: Promoting Entrepreneurship for those with Disabilities


by Karen Kodzik A National Health Interview Survey showed that more than half of the non-working adults with disabilities studied wanted to work, but encountered employment difficulties. If you face barriers to paid work because of your disability, self-employment may be a good option for you.   Self-employment is an important source of paid work … Continue reading Hire Yourself: Promoting Entrepreneurship for those with Disabilities