Punch-in

Your self-directed employment assistant

Adrienne Kleinman's Blog (164)

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

Reflections On Elections Past: 2020 Edition

Voting day is a very exciting time to be a citizen in this country. You’re given the opportunity to let your voice be heard, and hopefully be able to vote someone into office that you can believe in to lead the masses in a positive direction. Though, with all the excitement can also come great disappointment. Your chosen candidate may not win and that can be a hard reality to stomach. Whatever the outcome, voting is a privilege. As a disabled woman, I can…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on November 1, 2020 at 3:14am — No Comments

Employment Tips: Working Temp

For many in the workforce, getting right into their desired career wasn’t the first stop after graduation. A person’s career trajectory isn’t necessarily linear, there will be an ebb and flow to it. If getting your dream job right away isn’t attainable, or you get laid off, then a great next step is to look into working at a temp agency. While working a position that might only be temporary for you seems absurd when you’re looking to gain experience in a…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on November 1, 2020 at 2:42am — No Comments

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

This October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Since 1988, this month has been recognized by the United States Congress as a means to raise awareness of the contributions and employment needs of disabled individuals. As a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Disability Employment…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on October 1, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Focused Networking

Networking can look a little different to every jobseeker. Depending on what industry you’re trying to get established in, your approach may be really hands-on, or more through word of mouth as in the phone, email, or what have you. The topic I’d like to discuss today is another approach to networking called focused networking. 

Focused networking is having a heightened sense and awareness of who you want to associate and connect with as you…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on October 1, 2020 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Focused Networking

Networking can look a little different to every jobseeker. Depending on what industry you’re trying to get established in, your approach may be really hands-on, or more through word of mouth as in the phone, email, or what have you. The topic I’d like to discuss today is another approach to networking called focused networking. 

Focused networking is having a heightened sense and awareness of who you want to associate and connect with as you…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on October 1, 2020 at 8:49pm — No Comments

23 September: International Day of Sign Languages

This upcoming September 23rd marks the International Day of Sign Language as recognized by the United Nations. This day is important as it supports the continued protection of the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of deaf…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 2, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Employment Tips: Effective Listening

Effective listening is a concept that is integral to receiving gainful employment. Being an attentive listener may seem pretty straight forward, but when it comes to listening in an employment environment, it’s imperative that you’re exceptionally attune to everything that is being communicated. An interviewer will be conveying a lot of information to the interviewee and it is in their best interest to be the best listener that they can…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on September 2, 2020 at 12:09am — No Comments

Spotlight: Judy Heumann-Disability Rights Activist

Last month not only did we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), but we celebrated Disability Pride Month as well. Having lived with a disability my whole life, it has been only this past year that I’ve really come into my own with feeling open and proud of my disability. Since the history…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2020 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Employment Tips: Industry Trends

Just like clothing, music, and pop culture (to name a few), different industries will undergo trends. These can be anywhere from rebranding a key function of a piece of machinery — let’s say a laptop! — to utilize less material and make it sleeker, to a new style of women’s shirt that was inspired by either a popular celebrity or a figure in pop culture. Trends are varied and are always changing. If you find yourself searching for a new position of employment…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on August 1, 2020 at 10:45pm — No Comments

ADA 30: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

This summer marks a very huge milestone for the disability community. On July 26, 1990 it will have been 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This very essential and important civil rights law “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs,…

Continue

Added by Adrienne Kleinman on July 1, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

© 2021   Created by Great Lakes ADA Center.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service