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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Food and Housing Resources

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COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of searching for employment and conducting business. On one side, it has shown how most occupations are crucial. In this regard, many have benefited from attaining higher wages, securing health benefits, and finding opportunities for a better work-life balance. On the flip side, the pandemic has prolonged unemployment, which unfortunately affects our ability to meet basic needs. Whether experiencing housing, employment instability, or both, the following resources can alleviate some hardships.

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H20

FriedaAnyone who knows me knows how much I love the idea of numbers and advising job seekers to use numbers to highlight accomplishments during the interview process. As part of the Regional Training Team, it is how we have always trained others when it comes to highlighting production value with potential new employers. I will share some numbers with you now and you can decide whether you see this glass as half empty or half full. Continue reading “H20”