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  1. Top 3 Blog Posts of 2020

    Laptop with Ticket to Work screen displayThroughout the year, we've shared advice and resources that can help people who receive Social Security disability benefits on their employment journey. As 2020 comes to a close, we're taking a look at the topics you liked best by sharing our top 3 blog posts of this year.

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  2. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

    Help Wanted window signVirtual job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual career fair.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  3. Battle the Winter Blues During Your Job Search

    Ben smiling in winter clothes with snow fallingWe've all been told that when you're looking for a job, it's important to keep a positive attitude. However, winter may affect your outlook. While lots of people suffer from the winter blues, some people are diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a mental illness affected by changing seasons, overcast skies and poor light conditions. Here are some tips that can help.

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  4. "But You Don’t Look Sick…"

    Hazel, Shirley and Angel smiling at cameraInvisible disabilities are not immediately apparent, including mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, neurological disorders, and learning differences, among others. We're sharing suggestions about how to disclose your invisible disability to your employer and how Social Security's Ticket to Work Program can help.

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  5. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

    Help Wanted signVirtual job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual career fair.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  6. First Impressions: Writing a Stand-Out Cover Letter

    Woman working at her laptopIf you're applying for a job, you're probably not the only person qualified for the position. How can you stand out among the competition before an employer even gets to meet you? One technique you can use to your advantage is to write an attention-grabbing cover letter. Check out these tips and tricks for writing a winning cover letter!

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  7. Be Your Own Boss with Ticket to Work

    Baker pulling bread out of the ovenThought about working for yourself? Need flexible hours and the freedom to work at your own pace? Have a passion to be an entrepreneur? If your answer is Yes!, then self-employment may be right for you. Social Security's Ticket to Work Program service providers are here to help, supporting you every step of the way, from business idea to financial independence.

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  8. Ready to Serve You!

    Military man and woman hold handMilitary service teaches a valuable set of skills that civilian employers are looking for, from leadership to time management. This Veterans Day the Ticket to Work Program thanks all those who served our country. And let those with disabilities know, that when they're ready to try working again, our service providers are ready to serve you.

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  9. Update: 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

    Parents playing with childTo help people who receive disability benefits keep up with the cost of living, Social Security reviews benefits each year and decides if there needs to be a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). Learn about the 1.3% increase for 2021 and discover how you can find out your new payment and benefits for the new year by using a my Social Security account.

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  10. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

    Woman sitting at her computerVirtual job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual career fair.

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    Categories: Find A Job
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