Posts Tagged 'employment'

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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Comparing TTW and Regional Center Services

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Polishing the Professional offers several different services to help our clients land gainful employment. Two of these services are at no cost to you. These are our Regional Center and Ticket to Work services.

Regional Center

Regional center clients receive work readiness training, job placement support, and long-term support through vocational services.

Work readiness training consists of our pre-employment training program. We make sure our regional center clients know how to answer interview questions and conduct themselves in an interview. If they need ...

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Focus on Career Development

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Our work is not merely about finding our clients a job; we help our clients take steps toward finding and establishing a career.

While many come to us to help them find a job to fill an immediate need, we are strongly committed to helping our clients take steps to establish long-term success and self-sufficiency.

Anyone can help our clients find a job, but we want to make sure that that job will lead to a future career. To achieve this, during ...

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The Road to Becoming Financially Self-Sufficient

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The Ticket To Work program’s primary goal is to support Social Security Beneficiaries, also know as ticket holders, to become financially self-sufficient. Once achieved, recipients are no longer dependent on benefits.

The Ticket to Work Program gives SSDI recipients a safety net to work without losing their benefits. Beneficiaries can keep their benefits while working towards gainful employment during a 9-month trial work period. In 2021, your earnings must be over $940 each month for it to be considered a trial ...

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How to Handle Gaps in Employment

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Gaps in work history can cause an employer to become skeptical about hiring you. They may find it concerning that you had long periods of absence from normal adult activities and question whether you are a serious candidate for their company.

Employers may be concerned that you are hiding something unfavorable. They may assume that your release from your last position was not voluntary and that you were unable to find work due to incompetency. 

You are human, and life has various ...

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From Super Bowl to Super Employee – Your Game Plan for Finding Your Next Job

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With Super Bowl month mania just passing, I decided to use sports analogies when talking about the job hunt.  A successful job hunt starts with a plan. So, let’s compare a job search with this year’s Super Bowl and the Kansas City Chiefs looking to win back-to-back Super Bowls, but ended up being triumphed by a physically dominant Buccaneers who had a perfect game plan resulting in Kansas City losing to the Bucs-31; KC-9.

As a result of the pandemic, the ...

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Criminal Records and Employment

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When looking for employment, a criminal record can be a significant hindrance. The information in this post should help you decide how you will handle your job search.

What to Avoid 

Look for work that is not related to your conviction or arrest. For example, if you received a DUI, do not apply for positions that require you to drive. If you stole money, do not apply for a job as a bank teller. Background checks will focus on these areas based ...

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The Process of Assigning a Ticket to an Employment Network

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Beneficiaries assign their Ticket to employment networks once they are ready to look for employment. Employment Networks are for those who have all the skills they need for their field of interest and need assistance with the interview process to obtain gainful employment.

The Ticket to Work Program’s function is to help those who receive social security benefits become gainfully employed. The best way for a ticket recipient to receive assistance in landing job interviews is by assigning their Ticket to ...

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