Archive for April, 2010

Now You’re Hired, Now Your Not


After months of job searching, you finally receive an outstanding offer from a company you’ve been targeting for what seems like an eternity. The salary is great, the commute is reasonable, and the company appears stable.

Then just days before you are set to begin your new job, you receive another call from the HR representative.  You learn that after further consideration the department manager has decided to move in another direction leaving you in a quandary. Continue reading ‘Now You’re Hired, Now Your Not’

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

As the Disability Navigator for Workforce Solutions, I’ve been asked by job seekers and staff how to disclose a disability to a potential employer. More often, job seekers with disabilities that are not visible have the hardest time deciding when to disclose their disability.  After much research and speaking to disability advocates, I have learned that there is no right or wrong answer; it’s a personal decision that only the job seeker can make. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there. I will share with you some tips that can be useful when deciding to disclose a disability to a potential employer. Continue reading ‘To Disclose or Not to Disclose’

Statistics and Bikinis

Lisa Bogany“Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”  

This Aaron Levenstein quote just happens to be taped to my desk, next to my list of outstanding labor market information requests. Knowing how much to pay your newest employee, which location is best for you to open your latest franchise, and which industries your sales teams should  focus on, are all questions that can be vital to a business’ success.  Continue reading ‘Statistics and Bikinis’

Don’t Let the Gloom Doom You


The shattering results of the current recession have eliminated more than eight-million jobs over a two year period. Many economic pundits have said that the worst is probably over, but more people are still losing their jobs at a faster rate than any other time in history. Obviously, some industries have faired better than others during the economic decay, but danger still lurks in all areas. Continue reading ‘Don’t Let the Gloom Doom You’