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August 2017 Blog Posts (8)

Interview Questions to Expect: Preparing for Your Interview

Congratulations!  You have found the posting for a job that you know you would be great at, you have submitted a great resume and cover letter, AND you have been invited to an interview!

The big question now is:  How can you best prepare for the interview?  One of the best ways to prepare for the interview is to anticipate the questions that the interviewer will be asking.   In order to do so, start by reviewing all that you already know about the company/organization and…


Added by Pam Berry on August 29, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Finding Your Niche In College

Last week, I released a short video on advice as part of my If I Were series and shared advice on how college students, specifically first-year students can find their niche in college. 

In Fall 2002 when I stepped foot onto Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus I remember being so nervous.

My parents and grandfather had just finished moving me in and that was it, I was on my own. I…


Added by Kevin O'Connell on August 28, 2017 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Recap: USBLN Annual Conference and Biz2Biz Expo

To see the original article follow this link: http://www.usbln.org/usbln-annual-conference-biz2biz-expo.

By Becky Curran

We’re proud to say that we just finished a successful, sold-out 20th Annual USBLN National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo, in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme was “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” From the Rising Leadership Academy Technology Innovation Lab, to the…


Added by Becky Curran on August 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Young Professional Feature: Matthew Griffin

Veteran Army Ranger Matthew Griffin, Griff for short, is now CEO/Founder of Combat Flip Flops, a flip flop and apparel company that gives back. The company’s mission under Griff's leadership is “To create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, ‘Business, Not Bullets’—flipping the view on…


Added by Giuliana Sercu on August 24, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Accessibility and Text-to-Speech on the Punch-In Website- Part Two

It was recently brought to my attention that some members of Punch-IN are not familiar with how to have text read audibly to them. Therefore, I have elected to write a series on how you can use setting preferences for various computers, tablets, and smartphones, as well as software programs to have text read aloud.


Last month, I identified a great tool called Speechify that our readers are allowed free access to install on their computers and iOS products. This month, I will…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on August 15, 2017 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Fresh Starts and New Beginnings…

The beginning of your career is full of possibility. This is the time to dream big and be bold. To do this, it is important to use your energy in a positive direction, allowing yourself to jump to a new level. This involves taking risks.

                Putting yourself out there and not knowing what the outcome will be, that’s the scary stuff. I have been working in the human services field for three years. When I first graduated from my master’s program in rehabilitation psychology…


Added by Anna Gouker on August 10, 2017 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

Living With Passion!

As a 33 year old woman living with achondroplasia, which is the most common form of Dwarfism, I was recently asked what I'm passionate about. I wanted to share my answer with all of you. 

As an advocate for diversity and inclusion on a global scale, I'm passionate about advocating for improved representation of people with physical differences in the media, while working towards greater inclusion and acceptance of people with all abilities. It's a proven…


Added by Becky Curran on August 9, 2017 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

Employment Tips: Don't Give Up

This month we will continue to highlight from a topic heading from our archive of Digital Employment Tips which you will find on our website. These topics range from Application, Attitude, Cover Letter/Resume, Disability Issues, Interview, Networking, and Work Experience. For this entry I will be discussing from the second section from the topic heading Attitude, specifically Don't Give Up--a concept that can be hard to put into action when you're beyond frustrated with your job search, but…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2017 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

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