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  1. Your First Resume

    Graduation cap and certificateFor those of you moving from school to the workforce for the first time, you may be wondering, "Now what?" Your first step on the path to work may be writing your first resume. Add these three items to your first resume to highlight the skills and knowledge you have, even if you haven't worked before.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  2. Attend a Career Fair in June

    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 June.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  3. You've Been Offered a Job! Now What?

    Woman with flowersCongratulations! You’ve been offered a job! Now what? Consider asking yourself and your new employer these questions as you accept a job offer and transition to the workplace.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  4. Identifying a Mental Health-Friendly Employer

    image of a group huddleIf you have a mental illness and are looking for work, you may have questions about finding a mental health-friendly employer. Here are 4 signs to look for and 3 tips to help you transition to the workplace.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  5. Working with PTSD

    Image of a military man and a woman holding handWhile post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often linked to military service, anyone can experience this mental illness. During Mental Health Month, learn about the positive effect work can have on PTSD and discover ways to help manage PTSD in the workplace.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  6. An Intro to Self-Care: Tips for Sleep, Nutrition and Well-Being

    Woman smiling and having a picnicHave you seen the term "self-care" on social media recently? It's become a popular topic and can be an important part of your mental and physical health. Today, we talk about what self-care is and suggest some ways you can introduce it into your routine.

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  7. Voluntarily Suspending Your SSDI Benefits While Working

    Social Security Administration logoAs you start working, you may have questions about being overpaid by Social Security. Reporting your work and wages is one way you can help avoid an overpayment, but today we take a look at another option, voluntarily suspending your SSDI.

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  8. Attend a Career Fair in May

    Woman at 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 May.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  9. Autism and the Workplace

    Larry standing near stairsApril is Autism Awareness Month, making it a great time to recognize and raise awareness of the strengths that people who have autism spectrum disorder can bring to the workplace. Learn more about these strengths and how one individual has found success with help from Social Security’s Ticket to Work.

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  10. Be a STAR in Your Next Interview

    Job interviews are often an important part of the path to work and knowing how to prepare for them can give you an advantage during the hiring process. Consider the STAR method to help you answer behavioral questions during your next interview.

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    Categories: Find A Job
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