Punch-in

Your self-directed employment assistant

Introduction to Punch-In Video

Free Employment Course

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.

Events

  • Best IT JOB Fair

    April 26, 2019 from 12pm to 4pm – Global Information Technology

    This incredible event is catered specifically to individuals that have an interest in acquiring an IT position--whether they're students or veterans of the field. Attendees will get the chance to mee

    Organized by Global Information Technology | Type: job, fair

 

Blog Posts

New Beginnings

Welcome to the beginning of your new life! This phrase can mean something different for each

individual person. When you repeat this phrase to yourself it might invoke excitement, or maybe this

phrase invokes fear. Maybe the phrase doesn’t relate to you at all. Maybe you feel stuck in your life and

you do not foresee any new beginnings on your path. Let’s take it back a step and look at what might be

the “beginning” of your new life. What if you could start your…

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Posted by Thabiso Rowan on March 26, 2019 at 12:30pm

Employment Tips: Illegal Questions

The hiring process can be a stressful time for anyone. There’s a lot to think about and consider: fine tuning your resume, gathering references, creating a convincing cover letter, and submitting your application. Next in line comes the offer for the interview—the applicant’s time to really showcase to their potential employer why they’re a great fit. As you get ready for the interview, there’s a few things that you should consider and be aware…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on March 18, 2019 at 3:27pm

Interview With Mary Kay Walch

Mary Kay Mary Kay Walch, director of sales and marketing at BlueSky Designs, has worked in the assistive technology

industry for more than 30 years. Improving product design and life for individuals with disabilities. Educating

families, therapists, teachers and suppliers. Her specialty is improving accessibility and independence…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on March 4, 2019 at 11:12am — 3 Comments

Verbose- A More Powerful Tool for Vision and Learning Disabilities

Verbose is a text to speech program which will read text or saved documents. Voice settings allows changes to speed, pitch and volume of the speech engine voice.  Converts text to voice or saves as mp3 to play later or save for a later time. There is a professional and a free version of Verbose. The professional version works with more formats, provides different voices, and will convert information from a picture as well as a text document.

  • Reads any text on your computer out…
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Posted by Jennifer Mundl on February 28, 2019 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Funding and Equipment Programs

Assitive Technology and Computer Equipment

  • Access For All: Computer Program from UCP - This project of UCP of Central MN builds and repairs computers for people with disabilities. Used computers are refurbished and distributed to people with disabilities for an application fee.…

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Posted by Jennifer Mundl on February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Revisiting Speechify: Why, Because Everyone Should Know About It!

I introduced you to Cliff Weitzman, the creator of Speechify, and his text-to-speech applications in July of 2017. I was excited to share information about his product because Speechify created its own niche in the text-to-speech realm. It simply read text aloud, any text. It was easy to use, offered high-quality voices, and read digital text that other text-to-speech readers did not identify without having to process additional steps. Did I mention it was free? It was available for Mac,…

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Posted by Erika J. Kluge on February 15, 2019 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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Career Articles

How to Turn a Job Interview Into a Job Offer

How do you turn a job interview into a job offer? It's not all about your qualifications or experience. You may have gone to Harvard, then Yale, then spent five years volunteering at your local animal shelter, but if you don't present yourself as a confident candidate, none of that really matters. Instead of gloating about your achievements, identify yourself as a problem solver, a problem identifier, and a problem ...

Job Search Breaking Your Spirit? Cut Yourself Some Slack

When it comes to job hunting, you should probably know it's not the searching that's hard. Sure, searching takes time and effort, but the search itself is not why you're in a bad mood. The search itself is not the reason you're doubting your abilities. The search itself is not the reason your period of unemployment is dragging on for so long. Think about it this way: You don't usually find ...

6 Things to Know Before Beginning Your Executive Job Search

Many of us have heard the aphorism, "It's not where you start, but where you finish." This bit of wisdom holds true for many aspects of life — but when it comes to an executive job search, how you start has a significant impact on where you finish. No matter why you're heading back out into the job market, it is prudent to do your homework before diving in. Here are some ...

Is It a Genuine Job or Just a Scam? Follow This Flowchart to Find Out:

As you're scouring Indeed for a new gig, you come across what seems like a perfect role. It's a work-from-home opportunity, and you're free to set your own schedule. For just 20 hours a week, the ad says, you can make $8000 a month! It seems too good to be true — because it is. If you've ever searched for work on a job board — and, in this day and age, who hasn't? — you're likely familiar with these job scams. The scammers pose as ...

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