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23 September 2021: International Day of Sign Languages

The International Day of Sign Languages arrives on the 23rd of September, right in the middle of the International Week of Deaf People (IWDP)— which happens annually from the 20th to the 26th of September. Since 1958 in Rome, Italy, the IWDP has been celebrated by the global Deaf community through various activities. The…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on September 1, 2021 at 5:27am

Employment Tips: Job Scams

With the popularity of finding jobs via the Internet, with that also comes increased exposure to job scams. Even the cautious jobseeker is bound to cross paths with a job posting that is too good to be true. There’s no need to feel silly, it can happen to the best of us! Read on to learn some tips on how to avoid getting caught up in a job scam. 

As tricky as it may sound, staying away from a potential job scam can be prevented by following some…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on September 1, 2021 at 5:21am

Employment Tips: Internship

An essential part of one’s professional and personal development is by acquiring an internship. There are several reasons why they are important. They can help you discover your interests, connect you with professionals in the industry, all while allowing you to learn in a safe and helpful environment. If you do well at your first internship, it could open the door for you to gain other internship opportunities. You may even be inspired to learn about the…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2021 at 2:11am

Employment Tips: Community Resources

As a disabled jobseeker myself, when I started out in the workforce I relied on a lot of different community resources and supports to get me where I am today. While there are several places that one can receive guidance and direction for employment, I’m going to highlight a few big ones that are a great place for jobseekers to start. 

Starting off our list of resources is Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (VR), a state and federally funded…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2021 at 1:21am

Employment Tips: Thank Others

After you land your dream job, thanking those who assisted and rooted you along the way is the next best step. The range of support could come from friends, family, professors, colleagues, your references, or anyone in between. How you thank them, when you thank them, and what you say will all be determined based on several factors. Read on below for some tips and pointers on thanking those who have helped you along your employment journey. 

As a…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on June 1, 2021 at 5:00am

Employment Tips: Social Media

Social media is a very powerful tool that can yield many great things. You can forge connections with long lost friends, keep up with new ones, and showcase your personality and skill. It has become increasingly popular for jobseekers to utilize these various social media platforms to network with like minded individuals, connect with brands and companies they admire, search their next position of employment, and more. Read on for some ways that your social…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on May 1, 2021 at 3:28am

 
 
 

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What I've Learned Navigating Work and Kids as a Digital Exec

When I took the CMO role at my organization mere weeks after returning from maternity leave for my second child last July, I had the typical working-mom apprehensions about the time and energy necessary to fulfill the obligations required of a C-suite executive. Was it selfish to prioritize my own career when I had a newborn and a toddler? I ultimately decided that, while it's unrealistic to tell mothers they can have it all, I could make a go at it. ...

Should You Always Take the Promotion?

When we talk about happiness at work, we usually focus on ways to boost your satisfaction and land a position that offers a sense of purpose and fulfillment. One tidbit that rarely makes headlines is that many employees are actually pretty content with their work. In fact, a CNBC/SurveyMonkey survey found that 85 percent of American workers are happy with their jobs. With numbers like those, it stands ...

First Impressions Are a Matter of Style: 5 Tips on Controlling the Conversation and Getting the Job You Deserve 

Within the opening moments of a job interview, your first impression is made. Controlling that impression is often a matter of personal style. Let's talk about that one question we ask ourselves everyday: What am I going to wear? This question is never more important than it is on the day of a job interview. Yes, yes — your personality and skills matter, too. However, if we're talking about ...

How to Build a Side Hustle When You Have No Idea Where to Start

There's a good chance you know someone who works a day job and also spends part of their free time working on a side hustle. In fact, according to a survey commissioned by Vistaprint, 27 percent of Americans have already turned their hobbies into side businesses, and 55 percent of us would like to make the same move. Side hustles are a great way to make extra cash, but getting one ...

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