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Posted March 13, 2015 by

6 Reasons to Consider a Career in Special Education

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Special education word cloud on green background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Diagnoses of students with special needs are on the rise. Teachers are needed who are prepared to help students with autism, anxiety disorder, and other related conditions that the regular teacher may not be able to handle. A degree in special education is a meaningful choice for a life-long career for the following six reasons. (more…)

Posted July 21, 2014 by

College Graduates, Searching Teaching Jobs in Special Education? What to Know about this Career Option

For college graduates considering teaching jobs in special education, the following post has information to know concerning this career option.

You need to be a special kind of person to go into teaching. But, it takes someone with a different skill set and attitude to become a Special Education Needs teacher. A Special Education Needs (SEN) teacher can be a very varied and exciting role. Yet many potential teachers are put off

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Posted August 27, 2013 by

Do You Have a Personal Challenge Affecting Your Entry Level Job Search? Make it a Success Professionally

Just because you might be a job seeker who faces a personal challenge in life, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve professional success.  Whether you are searching for an entry level job or other position, the following post encourages you to take this challenge and learn how to overcome it to have a career.

You are not stuck in life. No matter what barriers you face, if you can see your future, you can take action to get there. I know… because I may be the world’s least likely businessman. I can’t read. That might seem like a pretty big barrier. I’m not saying it wasn&rsquo

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Posted July 30, 2013 by

Do Your Entry Level Jobs Allow Telecommuting?

Employers who don’t allow workers to telecommute on their entry level jobs may want to reconsider.  The following post explains.

Think Beyond the Label is hosting an online career fair on July 30. Powered by Brazen Careerist, the career fair lets employers network with qualified candidates with disabilities. Join employers including Aetna, IBM and Merck by registering here. Redefining success is the current theme in today’s workplace, with more workers seeking what Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington

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Posted June 11, 2013 by

Disabled Workers Highly Value Telecommuting as a Workplace Benefit

If they are not doing so already, employers may want to consider allowing workers with disabilities the chance to work from home.

Workers with disabilities say telecommuting is a key workplace benefit, with eight out of 10 (81.1%) saying they would like the option to telecommute at least part time, according to a national survey released by Think Beyond the Label, a private-public collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system connect to job seekers with disabilities. (more…)

Posted April 16, 2012 by

Why Hiring a Veteran is Good for Your Organization as Well as the Country

Army soldier carrying textbooksThere’s been a lot of media attention recently to the hundreds of thousands of bright, energetic, decisive, and honorable veterans who are transitioning out of the military and into the civilian world.

I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak with a number of leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs about their work in helping these veterans and we’re even more fortunate to be partnering with the VA to help with this most important initiative. The work the VA is doing should make us all proud. Many in the public and private sectors are doing tremendous work. The leaders in both sectors understand that hiring a veteran is good for the veteran but also makes good business sense. (more…)

Posted October 02, 2006 by

Observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The month of October is a busy month as relates to observations. Of the several, Roy Grizzard, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy of the Department of Labor today released an announcement of the Department’s recognition of individuals with work differences.

There are resources, recognition dates, and programs to assist employers, job seekers, and college career counselors in opening the diversity doors and creating employment empowerment for those typically called “disabled.” One of the most significant programs encouraged by the Department is mentoring. Having a counselor who can guide a worker through the intricate employment maze and over the rungs of success is imperative to anyone’s career. One who can help an intern or “young” worker navigate these trails is a proven factor to success on both sides.

So many times individuals with disabilities are rejected from employment opportunities because of their observed impairment without testing or asking if they feel they can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. It would behoove us to face the facts of workplace access and the opportunities that abound in creating a diverse environment.