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If you’re like me, productivity is often on your mind. As people with disabilities, I think that many of us struggle with this concept and think of true productivity as inaccessible to us. I know that this is something that has certainly crossed my mind numerous times, particularly when I was beginning my professional career. I believed that my disability got in the way of accomplishing many of the tasks I needed to complete on a daily basis and that this lack of productivity…Continue
In 2006, when I was a senior in college, there was more emphasis on getting internship than preparing for an interview. Today, it’s the same mentality with perhaps more resources and emphasis on drafting a well-formatted resume. Yes, universities and career development offices are still helping college student learn how to present themselves, and answer the question “tell me about yourself.”
However, in my 10+ years of working with, advising, and interviewing college students, there…Continue
Added by Kevin O'Connell on October 27, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments
In this episode, I share advice and 4 ways you can overcome the problem of an "employment gap." Whether it be because you just moved and are still job searching, quit your job to find something better, laid off, or you were self-employed and looking to work full-time again, I address it all in this episode. Each episode I select a random card and share 2-4 ideas on marketing, innovation, career development, and entrepreneurship. To be featured or have me share ideas if I were you, DM…Continue
Added by Kevin O'Connell on September 15, 2017 at 10:31am — No Comments
When I talk with my friends who have disabilities about what’s important in a career or job, flexibility is usually one of their top priorities. DiversityInc, a web-based publication dedicated to workplace diversity, listed the top companies for flexibility and options for people with disabilities, offering a great resource for Punch-In job seekers looking to find part-time, freelance, temporary, and other options for work flexibility.
Here are the companies they listed that offer…Continue
Added by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on June 19, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
For most of us, the holidays and New Year is when we reflect on the last 365 days, set new goals, put the past behind us and evaluate the core pieces that make up of our life: family, friends, career, health, etc.
For me, the first week of October for the last two years has held a special place in my heart as it marks the first week I…Continue
Well, we all made it through another Monday - for us it just took an extra cup of coffee.
We wanted to check back in to see how things are going for you and remind you of all the great opportunities we have been working on. hint: keep reading ;)
Most of you know this, but here at The Niche Movement, we are all about connecting with each other to help you find the work you truly…
Added by Kevin O'Connell on August 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
It is no secret that Technology Jobs are in vogue, and certainly have been for the better part of the past decade. What you may not know, however, is the depth and breadth of the types of jobs out there. From business analysis to security, from software design and development to project management; finding a job somewhere on the information system spectrum won't be difficult, provided you have the skill set AND the determination to keep honing and adding to those skills. Everyone knows that…Continue
Added by Marnie Baar on June 23, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Been doing a lot of reading lately on how to develop a cohesive social “brand” through platforms like Facebook and Twitter, etc., to help build the Success Network’s identity. By now, just like me, you’ve most likely joined some kind of similar network, but other than spending hours at a time soaking in information, or playing embedded Facebook games, how much thought have you put into developing your own personal “brand?” In marketing terms, we all know about brands as consumers. We can…Continue
Added by Marnie Baar on December 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments