An online job fair, like next week’s Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair, is a great opportunity to meet prospective employers and develop your network of contacts. These connections can also help you acquire sound job search advice from seasoned recruiters, and increase your chances for a formal interview and/or job offer. Because job … Continue reading “7 Ways to Get Ahead at an Online Career Fair”
Hire Learning: TBTL’s Blog
Think Beyond the Label’s collaborative blog is called Hire Learning for a reason. We’re engaging thought leaders in both the business and disability communities to bring you fresh perspectives on topics that are important to helping you evolve your workforce.
Note that views expressed by Guest Bloggers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Think Beyond the Label or Health & Disability Advocates.
After months of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule to improve the employment outlook for people with disabilities—setting a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors that 7 percent of each job group in their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities. The Labor Dept. updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation … Continue reading “And the Number Is In! Labor Dept. Sets 7 Percent Hiring Goal”
Delaware Governor Jack Markell has been all over the news, and for good reason. Markell made disability employment the centerpiece of his one-year tenure as Chair of the National Governors Association, which just concluded. He appeared on PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff to talk about his initiative, A Better Bottom Line: Employing Individuals with Disabilities, … Continue reading “Sizing Up Governor Markell’s Hiring Blueprint”
A new study commissioned by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business gives a solid theory on why job seekers with disabilities still are not fully represented in Corporate America—and what needs to be done. The Wharton study recommends several tangible … Continue reading “Why People with Disabilities Can’t Find Work”
Today is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We would like to commemorate this landmark legislation by recognizing some great work being done today across the country to encourage the employment of people with disabilities. First, we’re thrilled to know that the Department of Labor this month—maybe today—will issue its decision on … Continue reading “Marking the Good News on the ADA’s Anniversary”
The media world has been alit with stories of how people with disabilities are improving the workforce—bringing unique perspectives that drive innovative thinking and boosts employee satisfaction. BusinessWeek last week profiled Walgreen’s, AMC and Hershey’s, where company leaders gave a multitude of reasons for hiring people with disabilities. In the article, Disabled Recruited From Walgreen to … Continue reading “Disability Hiring Dominates the News”
Congratulations to the college graduating class of 2013! You have a world of choices and exciting possibilities ahead of you. Graduate school, internships, the workforce and countless other opportunities are calling. If you’re in the class of 2013 and you have a disability, these tips can help make the transition into the next stage of … Continue reading “Career Advice to the Class of 2013”
Infographic resumes are the latest hiring trend. These are resumes that use artistic and imaginative methods to showcasing your skills. Here’s a collection from Pinterest. Since your resume is the keystone to the job hunt, job seekers must weigh the pros and cons before jumping on the infographic trend, to ensure it doesn’t backfire. Some … Continue reading “Should You Use an Infographic Resume?”
There is something about watching James Bond movies that makes anyone want to get up, hit the gym and practice a smooth British accent (like the one M uses to deliver her biting one-liners.) For someone planning or making a career move—which is an adventure in itself—it pays to be like James Bond: Committed, collected … Continue reading “What ‘007’ Can Teach Us about Job Hunting”
Many blind, visually impaired and dyslexic Kindle users have been deterred by Amazon’s lack of assistive features in its software since the e-Reader’s market debut. However late in the game (six years, to be exact; the first Kindle was released in 2007), Amazon’s recent decision to join the assistive technology movement finally opened the floodgates. … Continue reading “Amazon’s Kindle Finally Speaks”