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  1. Stumped During an Interview? Try These Tips

    Group interviewPracticing your answers for common interview questions can help you feel confident during a job interview, but what happens when you aren’t prepared for a question? When you get caught off guard during your next interview, consider these tips to help you remain calm and respond, even when you don’t know the answer.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  2. Recovering from Rejection: Staying Up When You're Feeling Down!

    Man in a suit looking at his laptopApplying for jobs can often feel like a full-time job itself, and often it doesn't feel like a rewarding one. While rejection can be a difficult part of the process, there are ways to recover and keep moving forward. In this guest blog post from Lisa Jordan, discover tips to keep your job search momentum and make progress on your path to employment.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  3. Lining Up Your References

    /Assets/cw/images/blog/2019During your job search, it's likely that a potential employer will ask you for a list of references. A good reference can make a big difference in whether you'll get a job offer because they offer an employer more insight about your technical and soft skills. Discover tips on how to choose and ask the right people to serve as your references!

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    Categories: Find A Job
  4. Attend a Career Fair in August

    Woman sitting at her computerVirtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair in August.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  5. Reasonable Accommodations? An EN Can Help!

    Ben shaking hands with a service providerWhether you're applying for a job or you've started working, understanding and requesting reasonable accommodations could help you on the path to financial independence through work. Learn how a Ticket to Work Employment Network can help your request workplace accommodations for employment success.

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  6. Soft Skills: An Intro to Effective Communication

    HandshakeCommunication isn't just one skill: It's a combination of how you listen, speak, write and express yourself with body language. Discover why each of these aspects of communication is important to employers and learn about reasonable accommodations that may help you develop your communications skills in the workplace.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  7. Pre-Employment and the ADA: 5 Tips for Navigating a Job Interview

    woman shaking hands with a candidateDisclosing a disability or requesting reasonable accommodations during the application and interview stage of your job search can be daunting. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) explores how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects you from discrimination and how JAN can help you consider accommodations that could help you on the path to employment.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  8. Soft Skills: Practicing Early and Often

    Construction workers discuss planSoft skills are just as important as hard or technical skills for getting a job and succeeding at work. Learn how to develop soft skills for workplace success and how the Ticket to Work program can help you in your employment journey.

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  9. Attend a Career Fair in July

    Woman sitting at her computerVirtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair in July.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  10. How Will Working Affect Your Benefits?

    Ben shaking hands with interviewerFind out where you can find information about how working will affect your Social Security disability benefits and discover who can help you find the supports and services you may need as you transition to the workforce.

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