by Kathy Kirchoff Dogs aren’t the only animals who can serve people with disabilities. Cats, birds, horses, monkeys, dolphins, and pigs can too. Service animals can assist with a wide range of disabilities, and offer a number of great benefits. They also offer companionship, easing isolation and loneliness while keeping disabled persons safe, healthy, … Continue reading Service Animals: Lending a Helping Paw?
by Tom Melander Yes, you can teach old dogs new tricks. One of the hazards of counseling others on career development is that, occasionally, you have to justify your own twisted career path. On the surface I’ve had three very different careers: nine years in sales, 13 years as a singer and actor, and most … Continue reading Teach Your Old Dog New Tricks
by Kathy Kirchoff It may be hard right now to picture a time when jobs are plentiful and workers are desperately needed, but with large numbers of baby boomers retiring in the near future, those days are coming. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that by 2015, the number of workers 55 and older will … Continue reading Good News for Older Workers: Employers Want YOU
by Tom Melander In my last post I showed you how to use the job vacancy survey (JVS) to help develop your job search strategy. Well, the new JVS data from the second quarter of 2010 is in, and while we’re not out of the woods, there is genuine reason for a little hope. The … Continue reading Feeling Discouraged? Survey Says… “Take Heart!”
by Kathy Kirchoff Are you currently receiving Social Security Disability benefits and would like to get back to work but lack funds for necessary training, uniforms, supplies, transportation, or equipment? The Social Security Administration (SSA) has set up a program called PASS (Plan to Achieve Self-Support) to help disabled persons set aside money for installment … Continue reading I’ll PASS (Plan to Achieve Self-Support)