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Your Support November 29 goes to the Heart of JJsList.com

11/21/16 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Black Friday > Small Biz Saturday > Cyber Monday > #Giving Tuesday!
Mark your calendar for Tuesday November 29 and support the work of JJsList.com. Mark your calendar for a very important day…#GivingTuesday, November 29.  On that day, and only that day, the Coleman Foundation,… Read More >

 

No Boundaries Participants Knock It Out of the Park!

We are proud to announce that two of our No Boundaries participants secured competitive employment in their fields of interest! Both individuals have been working diligently to build their skills during the spring No Boundaries session.

Our Evanston-based office is a bustling center of activity with…

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You Got a Call From a Job Coach, Now What?

You get a call from a job coach on behalf of a job applicant with a disability.   Your first thought might be that this individual can’t talk for himself so he’s obviously not a good fit for the position.

Don’t hang up the phone!  You may…

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People With Disabilities Make Great Entrepreneurs!

Some say that entrepreneurs think about the world differently from other people. Well that’s certainly true of those of us who have disabilities!

People who don’t have disabilities often take life’s simple activities for granted – getting dressed, walking down the street, understanding an email –…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the first installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided…

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You Just Got Scammed! (A Tutorial)

You never want to hear those words.  But how do you stay safe from emails that are scams and phishing attempts?

Follow these 3 tips BEFORE you answer the email or click on the link:

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is: Emails… Read More >

 

Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order to live a more fulfilled life.

I figured out at a very early age that I loved to…

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Which Resume Should You Have?

With or without a disability, if you want a job, you need to build your resume.  What type of resume should you have?  There are two types of resumes:

Chronological
Functional (also called Skills)

We think you need BOTH!

At No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life…

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Memories from 2015

12/31/15 - Uncategorized - 3 Comments

We went around and asked our staff, participants, and volunteers what their favorite memories from this year were so here are a few!

Matthew:  If i had to choose one memory of 2015 it will be work with new job coach and meeting new staff who…

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A Thank You From Nura

12/29/15 - Uncategorized - 3 Comments

I wanted to take a moment to thank Search and JJ’s List for the opportunity to be a part of the team.  I am starting my student teaching in January, the last step to become a certified music teacher for the public schools.  I am…

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