It’s Okay to be Different

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When looking for a job, we often think about how well we will fit into the culture or the work environment. During the interview, the employer is trying to identify if you are a suitable fit for the culture they already established. Unfortunately, if you don’t fit, you may not be hired. Let me give you a different perspective. Many employers are looking to become more diverse in their hiring practices, so with that idea, being different isn’t always a bad idea.

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Disability Disclosure

The most asked question I encounter in the disability employment world is about disability disclosure. Whether it is a good idea to disclose a disability remains debatable. People typically ask, “How much disclosure is too much disclosure? When is the best time to tell them about my disability? Will my disability count against me in the hiring process?” These questions are coupled with a tremendous amount of anxiety.

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Accepted Changes

Soha MohammedI think it’s safe to say that everyone is secretly praying for 2020 to be over. As we approach the end of October, I’m still trying to make sense of it all – friends have been disconnected, some have lost their loved ones to COVID-19, and many have lost their jobs. Continue reading “Accepted Changes”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020

David SpearsU.S. Department of Labor News Release:
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Continue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020”