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The Punch-In employment course is great way to get started or expand your career search. It is a completely free! The course is online and moderated by experts in the field. You can also set up your own course group.

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Employment Tips: Limits

One of the most effective ways to grow is to gently push your limits on what you can handle. This includes various areas of your life: professional, personal, emotional, mental, physical, etc. It's important to recognize when you are able to increase your limits for the purpose of growth, but equally as important to decipher when you need to set limits for yourself.

Whenever I start a new job, I like to do everything I can to showcase my…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on June 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

As we near the end of May, I’d be remiss if I didn’t draw attention to the importance of this month. This May marks the 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month! Mental illness can affect anyone, it doesn’t matter your background, who you are, or what you do. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), along with the rest of the country, raise awareness on mental illness to fight the stigma, provide support, educate the public, as well as advocate for…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on May 31, 2019 at 5:14am

Trello- A Tool for Project Management & Task Lists

Trello is a free cloud-based website that also offers an Android and iOS app. It is a fabulous tool whether you decide to use it alone or to use it for team collaborative projects. Here are some Trello basics:

 

Boards:

Boards can be described as a whiteboard where you create a project and keep information. Here are some examples one might create as boards:

            Students- create a board for…

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Posted by Erika J. Kluge on March 15, 2019 at 8:00am

The Change Game

Spring has sprung, and change is in the air! The plants are activating, the creatures have stopped hibernating, and the heat is very motivating. Working at a disability resource center has taught me a lot about Spring and how it brings about change. One of the biggest subjects that I work with this time of year is housing. Now that it is warming up people are starting to think about transitioning and moving to someplace that fits their needs. The big underlying factor in terms of housing is…

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Posted by Thabiso Rowan on April 29, 2019 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Interview With Kianna Lehman

Kianna Lehman has been a receptionist at Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) for almost 5 years. She enjoys her job because of how she gets to be of assistance to those who have disabilities such as herself. Her background is in Business and Management.

You had mentioned that your…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on April 26, 2019 at 11:15pm

Employment Tips: Accessible Location

Over the years I have gone to countless interviews. Some of these meetings took place in quaint non profits or super hip production houses, while others were in big corporations that were within glistening skyscrapers. The majority of my meetings and interviews with prospective employees went off without a hitch, but some had complications. These issues sprang from lack of an accessible location.

One of the first things I do when I get an offer…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on April 1, 2019 at 6:31pm

 
 
 

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Career Articles

How to Keep Your Job If You Have to You Go to Rehab: Understanding the FMLA

Contrary to the common stereotype of the strung-out addict living under a highway overpass, drug and alcohol addiction more often than not afflict full-time members of America's workforce. In fact, most adults with substance use disorders in this country are employed full-time, according to a 2014 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The more accurate profile of ...

The Negative Impact That Growing Up Digital Has Had on Communication

Millennials have a stronger connection with technology than any previous generation. It makes sense that they would: They grew up alongside the internet and smartphones. Experts in all things digital, millennials have certain advantages when it comes to adopting and deploying the latest workplace technologies to drive results. However, the millennial affinity for technology may also be the source of what many deem to be this generation's greatest weakness:

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Success

Article by Lisa Stephenson We are all in this thing called life together, and what a ride we are on! In the middle of all the madness and mayhem, the peaks and valleys, the lessons and laughter, and the triumphs and tragedies is the beautiful and complex you. You are the writer of your story and the CEO of your life. Life is extraordinary, sometimes boring, and occasionally heartbreaking. You start new projects, change direction, and end things you ...

The Quantum Reality Approach to Job Searching: Using 'the Field' to Land the Right Offer

A recruiting manager has narrowed the selection process to two individuals with equal expertise: One is a pleasant person who is professional but whose authentic energy and enthusiasm are low, and the second individual has high energy and is clearly enthused about the prospect of working for the growing company and contributing to the success of the manager. Which person do you think the manager will hire? The answer is, of course, the second individual. But what if you have become ...

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