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Employment Tips: Emergency Plan

One of my biggest nightmares is having to endure some type of an evacuation when I’m in a building not on ground level. This occurrence terrifies me in my own apartment where I live on the second floor. It’s even scarier to envision going through this at my place of employment where I’m surrounded by individuals who aren’t familiar with my personal care needs. The best remedy is to have an emergency plan in place should a situation arise.

At my…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2019 at 10:03pm

Direct Support Professionals Staffing Shortages

It’s no surprise to anyone immersed in the healthcare world that there’s been an extreme shortage of direct support professionals (DSPs) the last few years. DSPs are anyone that works closely with individuals who need extra care, whether in a facility, or in a person’s home. While this position is of extreme importance, it rarely gets the recognition it deserves from the state and government lawmakers. DSPs are given low wages that are hardly sufficient to…

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Posted by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2019 at 10:28pm

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

8 Things to Accomplish During Your Company's Summer Slowdown

After months of navigating the hard slog, it can be tempting to kick back and coast when your workload wanes during the inevitable summer slowdown. Taking steps to avoid burnout is all well and good, but is doing the bare minimum really the best use of your time in this quiet season? The truth is, these slow weeks virtually free of meetings and deadlines present a great opportunity ...

5 Reasons to Have a Separate Bank Account for Your Side Hustle

If you can't cut any more expenses from your budget but you're still falling short of your financial goals, it's time to make more money. A side hustle can be a great way to earn that extra cash — and it could even turn into a major source of income that helps you achieve financial wellness. One of the biggest mistakes side hustlers make, though, is not separating their personal and business accounts. I know from personal experience. When I first started

What You Really Want: How to Test-Drive Your Passion

When I was growing up, the world wasn't as rife with career advice as it is today. Back then, it really amounted to this: Get a job! So I did. Actually, I got two jobs. If making some money was good, making more was better, right? In the past few decades, we have been hit with an avalanche of career how-tos. It's an exciting development, but it can be difficult to ...

Purposes Don't Have to Be Lofty: 4 Ways to Discover Your Calling

Over the past 20 years, I have interviewed thousands of incredibly successful individuals — their success being why I, as a headhunter, was talking to them in the first place. Most of these successful individuals were unsatisfied in their work — which, of course, was why they were talking to me, a headhunter. You might think I was interviewing people who were working soulless jobs in faceless corporations, but you'd be wrong. I was retained by purpose-forward nonprofits looking for mission-driven employees. So then, ...

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