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Blog Posts

Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage” Report Released

As you know, I’m very involved with AAPD and Disability:IN (formerly, USBLN), and their efforts for disability inclusion and equality across the enterprise. I’m proud to say that on October 29th, 2018, Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities published a groundbreaking report that confirms companies that are inclusive of talent with disabilities outperform their peers. 

The study reveals four key actions that organizations…


Posted by Becky Curran on December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

What an (Almost) Semester in College Taught Me

Disclaimer: I go to a technical college, so my advice may vary depending on your type of college.

As my first semester of college comes to an end, I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned for anyone going into college in the future.  I have outlined my advice in bullet points, so you can get a quick summary, then read more if it resonates with you.…


Posted by Sammy Abeje on December 10, 2018 at 11:22am

Apply Now to Become a NextGen Leader

NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities who have demonstrated talent and leadership to be attractive applicants for Fortune 500 roles, particularly in the STEM, finance and business fields. NextGen Leaders participate in two programs: Mentorship Exchange and the Talent Accelerator. Both are career development programs that connect NextGen Leaders with corporate partners. These programs are sponsored by…


Posted by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on December 7, 2018 at 10:02am

Thanks To My Childhood I Now Have My Dream Job

I never imagined that my love of arts and crafts could turn into a career. But here I am doing a job I love, getting a PhD in a topic I’m passionate about and still finding time to knit on the side.

As a young girl, I could be happy for hours creating canvases, sewing myself a dress or working on embroidery. While I enjoyed dressing American Girl Doll Molly McIntire in her various 1940s fashions and learning about the time period in the process, I was not thinking about my future…


Posted by The Niche Movement on December 6, 2018 at 11:42am

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

Interacting with people who are deaf/blind

There are many recommendations for communication between the hearing and the people who are part of the deaf/blind community. It is wise to talk with someone about communication prior to meeting the person for the first time when not possible, the following are some recommendations for communicating between the hearing and non-hearing community.

  • To get the attention of a person who is deafblind, gently touch him or her on the…

Posted by Jennifer Mundl on November 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Interview With Michelle Maloney

Michelle Maloney Michelle Maloney is an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, specifically an ADA Coordinator. I had the pleasure of chatting with her on the phone last week and discussing her career journey. As an individual who is hard of hearing, Michelle’s unique perspective was so wonderful to learn about. Check out her…


Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on November 27, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment



Career Articles

Express Yourself in Your LinkedIn Photo — As Long as It Fits Industry Norms, That Is 

By this point, most of us are familiar with LinkedIn. The social media site for professional networking has become a staple of the recruiting world. Job seekers use it to connect with opportunities, and recruiters and hiring managers use it to scope out leads. Every part of an applicant's LinkedIn profile says something about them — even the profile photo. Be certain that if you are looking for a job, ...

Is the Internet Sabotaging Your Job Search?

If you're searching for a job today, it's not only your resume that needs polishing. Chances are the hiring manager at your dream job is just as interested in your online reputation. Your personal and professional activities leave behind a digital footprint that is massive, public, and searchable. Web searches, marriages, divorces, home purchases, job histories, customer reviews, legal disputes — all are online and tied to your name. Hiring managers can ...

4 Strategies to Help You Negotiate The Salary You Deserve

According to CNN, the average American worker saw a salary increase of 3 percent in 2018 — but when adjusting for inflation, that only translates to a 1 percent raise. If you're underpaid, don't feel discouraged. Know that it can happen to anyone — and that it can be overcome. Know the Facts About Underpayment One key thing to ...

The Career Hoop, Part 2: Finding and Landing Your Dream Job

If your job search has been tough lately, it's not just you. The average corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes, which means you're up against a lot of competition. In the previous post in this series, we explored how to turn yourself around ...

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