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Why You May Not Want to Disclose a Disability When Job Hunting

Federal laws prohibit most employers from discriminating against people with disabilities, but a new study suggests that many still favor non-disabled workers when it comes to hiring.
 
Researchers at Syracuse University and Rutgers University sent out fake cover letters in response to more than 6,000 posted job openings for accountants. ...




Social tips on being with adults with developmental disabilities

In working with or being with adults that have a developmental disability, you may come upon situations that are uncomfortable or awkward. This list of tips is provided to help you in knowing how to handle some of these situations. Of course, not every situation will be addressed and as we know, there will always be a new situation that we are faced with where we ask ourselves “now what do I do?”
 
Keep in mind that our goal is not to change people, but rather to help them understand ways that they can better deal with the general mores of society. ...




Advising Youth with Disabilities on Disclosure

As a professional who provides services such as occupational skills training and job readiness training, you need to know how to help young people decide if they should share information about their disabilities. Disclosure is, by law, a personal decision that individuals with disabilities must make for themselves. ...




Student team designs apps to help people with disabilities

When Maddie Rogers was in high school, her grandfather suffered a stroke. As with many stroke victims, the ordeal made communicating difficult. Rogers and her father, a software developer, looked for an app to help him express his needs and work on his speech. ...




Diversity and Disability

While diversity programs have promoted awareness and education into the workplace, diversity managers and administrators must continue to ensure that their workforces are fully inclusive.
 
Inclusion is the process of involving and valuing all people in an environment regardless of their differences. ...




What to Do when You're Unemployed (Besides Look for a New Job):

Volunteer/Freelance:
This isn't to say that you should invest everything you have into erecting a new company. But contact old connections or peers and see if they have any temporary open positions in their area of work – even if it's a field in which you're inexperienced. ...




How to Prepare for a Job Interview

How to Prepare for a Job Interview:
 

Bring your resume. When applying or interviewing for any job – even if it's just a busboy position at the local restaurant – it's always smart to bring a resume. To clarify, you should bring a formalized and detailed resume that accurately and fully captures your past experiences and achievements (not one with nothing but dates and lists of places where you've worked). ...




Jobs in Social Media

Jobs in Social Media
 
 You have a knack for innovative captions and eye-catching tweets, and you think your boisterous presence on social media truly demonstrates your talent for capturing a wide online audience. A job commandeering accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. ...