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Pros and Cons to Disclosing a Disability to an Employer

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One of the hardest things about having a disability is disclosing it. Some individuals with disabilities can go about each day without having to disclose it in a typical social setting. Aside from worrying about the apparent signs of a disability, some manage most of their symptoms privately. However, getting and maintaining a job is a challenge for most individuals with disabilities.  

Should you disclose your disability, and if so, when is the right time to tell an employer about your ...

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Tips: Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

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Every great speaker has experienced fear of speaking in public at least once in their lifetime, just as every person will experience speaking in public at least once in their life. The fear is real. What is the fear of public speaking? There’s a term for that! Glossophobia is the very common fear of public speaking.  Statistics show that Glossophobia affects 75% of the population. -Career Contessa 

Here are some tips to help you ease the fear of public speaking. 

Study your ...

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How to Set SMART Goals in 2022 

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What goals did you set for 2022? Do you find yourself struggling to accomplish your goals? Or maybe you’re someone who didn’t make goals for the new year because you’re still trying to achieve your goals from last year. One thing that is certain, we’ve all recently experienced enough “different” to last us a while. Covid-19 has brought many changes upon the world. People are taking it one day at a time simply because they aren’t sure of what tomorrow ...

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Eliminating Debt

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Are you overwhelmed by debt? If so, you need to read this article. It will help you get back on the road to financial freedom. Regardless of how far you’ve gone off the rail, you can get yourself out of debt with the right plan.

Below are a few strategies to reduce your debt:

1. Buy what you need and what you can afford. To keep from accumulating mounds of debt, purchase what you need only and what you can afford. Don’t ...

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Disability Benefits and the Application Process

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The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs help people with disabilities. The SSA provides detailed information to help you understand what to expect from Social Security during the application process.

Before you apply, please review the basics to make sure you understand the process. Also, gather the information and documents you’ll need to complete an application.

The Basics About Disability Benefits

The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured.” This benefit means ...

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Did I Make the Right Career Choice?

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We often find ourselves at work dreaming of another career.  It’s common to feel like you’ve made the wrong choice.  You aren’t alone.  Know that you don’t have to spend every day just wondering “what if.” Whether it was the right choice at the time, you’re aware of your feelings and know it’s time for a career change. 

Now is the time to do something about it.  Unsure of where to start, register at www.polishingtheprofessional.com.  We can help you figure out ...

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Forget Social Media and Get Social Again

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Everyone carries around a secret weapon, yet we are unaware that we do most of the time. For many, this secret weapon is known as conversation, or better yet, “The Art of Conversation.” Our daily lives as citizens enable us to come in contact with other people regularly. Whether at the grocery store, waiting on a bus, walking to an appointment, or simply hanging out at a local eatery or mall, potential contact is all around us. Often, we are ...

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Benefits of WISE

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If you receive social security benefits, you may have heard of WISE (Work Incentives Seminar Events) webinars. These are free webinars that go over various topics that are beneficial to social security beneficiaries. They cover a wide range of subjects. Last month’s topic was Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment. You can register for this month’s WISE webinar here: https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise/

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WISE is known to be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. If you miss a webinar, ...

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Employers Are Our Customers Too

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FOR MORE THAN 14 YEARS, we have made and developed relationships with many employers throughout Los Angeles county. Our relationships are why we can produce 200 placements in two years, while similar programs could only achieve between 8 to 12 placements in a year. We are not gloating about our success, but we are VERY PROUD of the work we do.

In the past, some job-seekers have had a hard time keeping a job. That’s because many were not ...

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Tuesday Tips

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Today’s #TuesdayTip is to keep a weekly skin routine. Basic self-care needs are essential and help boost your confidence in interviews and on the job. Fresh breath, clean skin, and a great smile give you a significant boost with in-person interaction. A tremendous weekly skin routine consists of cleansing, steaming, masking, scrubbing, toning, and moisturizing.

Click the link in our bio and order the Job Search Buddy Book for more tips on grooming and be sure to register!

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