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  1. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair in May

    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
  2. Need a Job Reference?

    Man and woman standing and looking at a bookYou know you're a hard worker, and you're ready to enter the workforce. But what if you don't have work experience? Employers won't just take your word for it, so they'll likely ask for references. Learn what you can do if you need a job reference.

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  3. The Job That Got Away

    Three women sitting at table having a conversationYou just interviewed for a job that you think would be a perfect fit. You sent in a great resume with experience that matched the qualifications for the position. The interviewers gave you great feedback and you sent them thank you notes. So why didn't you get the job? This blog shares tips that can help.

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  4. Avoid Overpayments with Prompt Wage Reporting

    Man in suit on the phoneIf you are currently working while receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI), wage reporting is important to avoid overpayments from Social Security. Make sure you or your representative are reporting any changes in your work activity to Social Security. Learn what changes to your work activity Social Security needs to know and how you can report these changes.

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    Categories: Ticket to Work
  5. "Tell Me About a Time You Made a Mistake"

    Man sitting at desk in front of laptop thinkingEveryone makes mistakes. But how you talk about them can turn them from a negative to a positive, especially during a job interview. Learn how to highlight the positives from mistakes and use them as examples during the interview, and how to apply the STAR method to explain your story with clear, concise focus.

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  6. 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.

    Read more ...

    Categories: Find A Job
  7. Behavioral Interview Questions: What Are They?

    Two men shaking handsDuring the interview process employers are not only looking at the skills and talents you'll bring to a position, but how you'll use them on a daily basis. They do this by asking behavioral interview questions. Learn how to pick the best stories to highlight your skills and translate your qualifications as clearly as possible.

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  8. Why Sleep Matters

    Woman sleepingNearly one-third of all American adults report getting less than the recommended amount of sleep. According to the CDC, it's a major public health concern. And if you are on the job or preparing to enter the workforce, it can also affect how well you think, react, work, learn and get along with others. Read today's blog for tips on how to create healthy sleep habits.

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  9. What You Need to Know About the Trial Work Period

    Two women signing documentsSeeing if work is right for you doesn't mean you have to give up your benefits immediately. Social Security has rules in place to help people who receive disability benefits test their ability to work while receiving some or all of those benefits. Work Incentives like the Trial Work Period can help you through the transition to work and toward financial independence.

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  10. 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.

    Read more ...

    Categories: Find A Job
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