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12 Key Skills for Workplace Success

In Employment Articles, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by Beth Storch

What are employers looking for in a good employee? Someone who knows how to do everything their job requires? Not necessarily. Most employers are looking to hire friendly people who have a good work ethic and who are polite, optimistic, and cooperative.  This is because it is easier for employers to teach someone a specific skill, for example, how to use …

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Job Search Tip #4: Tapping Into Your Personal and Professional Networks

In Featured, Job Search Tips, Resources by Jon Grobstick

Check out our other job search tips videos! My advice is to tap into your personal and professional networks. It’s easy to feel a little lost in today’s job market but networking really can make all the difference. Having a direct connection to people working in your field can expose you to hidden job openings before they’re even posted. Those …

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3 Things Every Job Seeker Can Do to Increase Diversity

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by Anna Gouker

The most innovative companies today are scrambling to understand and master diversity in their recruitment efforts.  Diversity is complex, but the positive impact that a diverse workforce can have on productivity and morale is very clear.  Living with a physical disability, I grew up believing that my physical limitations would be a challenge to achieving a successful professional life. My …

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Here and Now, 3 Years and Counting…

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

Three years ago Anna joined ERI as an Employment Counselor.  Since then she has been a source of support to her customers with physical disabilities as they’ve worked to establish and achieve their personal and professional goals. She’s also been a joy to work with. Her thoughtful approach to providing service at the highest level, offhand sense of humor, and …

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Inclusion Drives Innovation

In Blog, Employment Articles, Featured, News by Priscilla Matthews

ERI is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month and its theme of “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” To highlight the value of the journey toward inclusion, here are a few personal stories and words of advice from people we have worked with in the past year: Shannon is a young mother going to school to become a nurse after persevering …

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Job Search Tip #2: Writing a Great Cover Letter

In Featured, Job Search Tips, Resources by Jon Grobstick

Check out our other job search tips videos! My advice is to always submit a cover letter with your resume. It’s an extra step that employers do notice and it can set you apart from other applicants. Some hiring managers will look at cover letters first before they decide whose resume they should review more closely. A cover letter should …

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Job Search Tip #1: Look Beyond the Job Title

In Job Search Tips, Resources by Theresa Kulow

Check out our other job search tips videos! My advice is to look beyond the title that might be posted with a position to see what the qualifications are to apply for the job. For example, many companies use titles such as “Program Coordinator,” “Policy” or “Business Analyst,” or “Project Manager.”