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Job Skills Employers Value

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

There are some skills that all employers – no matter what the job or industry – are looking for in their employees. These are the skills that will help you succeed on the job and move ahead in your career. Sometimes called “soft skills”, the skills employers value includes things like communication, attitude, responsibility, and willingness to learn. They’re sometimes …

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Section 503: What Does It Mean for Someone with a Disability?

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Sarah Lyngdal

A lot of hype surrounded the revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 when the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented the changes in 2014. Some said it was a “game changer” for increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to get back into and remain in the workforce. Five years later, let’s …

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Free Writing Assistance with Your Job Search

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Benefits Articles, Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News, Resources by eri

Free, One-On-One Help for Madison Area Residents Sometimes the hardest part of getting a job is getting started. Summarizing your entire work and life experiences in a single resume and cover letter can be daunting. And navigating the web, asking people you know for help, on top of reading and filling out forms and applications, can be downright scary. Did …

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ERI Supports National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In Advocacy, Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of an inclusive community and strong economy. How can we, collectively and individually, reinforce the value and talent people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities? What actions can we take right now to raise awareness that employers, employees, and our communities benefit …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step Four: Social Media and Networking

In Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job by Sarah Lyngdal

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are all avenues that can be either your friend or enemy when it comes to job search and networking. It can be a great friend if done correctly, but an enemy if it isn’t up to date or showcases a lack of professionalism. How can you use social media to your advantage? Why would you want …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step Two: Find Opportunities

In Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job by Sarah Lyngdal

Now that you know the types of jobs you are interested in, where can you find job opportunities? To state the obvious, job openings are typically posted online. While there clearly other ways to search for jobs, I will focus exclusively on online job postings and resources. Numerous online resources can help you identify available job opportunities in your area. …

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Get a New or Better Job: Step One: Identify Interests

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Career Exploration, Employment Articles, News, Series: New Job, Ticket to Work Articles by Sarah Lyngdal

People often think the first step in a job search is writing a resume, but that isn’t true for everyone. Before diving into a job search, it’s important to consider the types of jobs that you are interested in and the skills you most enjoy using. If you haven’t been interested in or passionate about your past jobs, it probably …