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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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 1, 2021 at 5:27am — No Comments

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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 1, 2021 at 5:21am — No Comments

National Senior Citizens Day - August 21, 2021

Since I was very young, I have always known that elderly folks are the foundation of our society. Not only because of their wisdom and life experiences, but because of their unique perspective on humanity having grown up during a different time. You can imagine my surprise when I realized there was a holiday specifically…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2021 at 2:25am — No Comments

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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2021 at 2:11am — No Comments

#ADA31: Celebrate. Learn. Share.

For its 31st anniversary, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is celebrating its progress in access and inclusion. Last year we celebrated the important milestone of its 30th anniversary, and a year later it’s importance should still be reflected upon. A civil rights law that was written in 1990 that “prohibits…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2021 at 1:27am — No Comments

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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2021 at 1:21am — No Comments

June 2021: PTSD Awareness Month

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects around 8 million people in the United States currently. Though treatments to help individuals with PTSD do work, most people never receive the help that they need. Every June marks PSTD Awareness Month where the hope is that communities across the nation spread the word about…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on June 1, 2021 at 5:07am — No Comments

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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on June 1, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on May 1, 2021 at 3:28am — No Comments

You Are Not Alone: Mental Health Awareness Month 2021

Every year in the month of May, there is a national movement to raise awareness about mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) joins in to “fight [the] stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.” This year’s theme is “You…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on May 1, 2021 at 12:09am — No Comments

7 April 2021: World Health Day

This year on 7 April 2021 marks the observance of World Health Day. Created by the World Health Organization (WHO), this year’s campaign is “Building a fairer, healthier world.” The theme for the campaign was born directly out of the gross inequalities that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted in our world. The right to good…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on April 1, 2021 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Ongoing Conversation

In the past we have discussed references in terms of how they relate to your resume and cover letter. Not only are they valuable to include on your resume, but they also play a vital part of building up your own personal network. In order to make that happen, it’s important to really cultivate your connection and relationships with your chosen references. Read on for a few ways to ensure that you achieve that goal! 

Even though it may seem like…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on April 1, 2021 at 8:37pm — No Comments

#MoreThanMyBrainInjury: Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is the time each year for observing Brain Injury Awareness Month, led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). According to the BIAA, there are more than 5.3 million people in the United States who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability— which comes out to about 1 in every 60 people. For the…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on March 1, 2021 at 5:22am — No Comments

Employment Tips: Volunteer

When you think of volunteering you might have a stereotypical vision of a younger person assisting elderly folks or someone wearing an apron and serving food at a homeless shelter or church. While those are all wonderful acts that are designed to help others, there’s so much more to it. Volunteering is one of the best things that a burgeoning professional can do for themself. It can help you hone in on a skill that you may not have known you possessed, allows…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on March 1, 2021 at 3:50am — No Comments

28 February 2021: Rare Disease Day

Every year on the last day of February since 2008, Rare Disease Day has been a global observance. The first ever observance was on February 29th, or leap day which is rare itself and happens every four years. This day is so important because it helps raise awareness among decision makers and the general public about rare…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on February 1, 2021 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Networking

Networking is a very valuable tool to utilize during your job search. A person’s network is comprised of close personal and social contacts, as well as professionals who have become acquainted with you through events, meetings, and various other avenues. These important people can often become the direct link from you to your next career prospect. Read on for some pointers on how to put this into motion. 

In much the same way that you can build…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on February 1, 2021 at 7:45pm — No Comments

4 January 2021: World Braille Day

Though it has only been 3 years since the General Assembly of the United Nations has proclaimed 4 January as World Braille Day, it remains a most important day, “recognizing that the full realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms relies on an inclusive written promotion.” I would be remiss if I didn’t include mention…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 31, 2020 at 7:25am — No Comments

Employment Tips: Personal Touch

It is customary for a jobseeker to practice and prepare for their job interview— while it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that they will have a successful interview, it will ensure that the process goes smoother than without there being any preparation at all. The same can be said for following up an interview by adding a personal touch or note of some kind— it won’t ensure an offer of employment, but it can’t hurt, and will better one’s chances! Below I’ll go…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 31, 2020 at 7:19am — No Comments

3 December 2020: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

It’s that time of the year again, December 3rd, which is a global observance called the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day has been in existence since October 14th, 1992 when the UN General Assembly proclaimed it. Around the world folks will participate in exhibitions that promote disabled artists, gather…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 1, 2020 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Google

Google is one of the most glorious creations in recent history, not only for its capacity to bring knowledge to users at an alarmingly fast rate, but for its depth of search. If you ever have typed in your name, or those of your loved ones into the popular search engine, you know how much can be brought to the surface for all to view. Photographic documentation of past meals, accomplishments, outings, and even those moments you’d rather forget. Those digital…

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Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 1, 2020 at 11:26pm — No Comments

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