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Guest Blog: How I Landed My First Job

After I passed my second actuarial exam in December 2012, I spent two years struggling to find work in the field. I applied for over 100 jobs as an actuary or in related fields, only to receive a small handful of interviews. It made me…

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Last Week in the Snow as a Wheelchair-User

Many people are unaware of the difficulty wheelchair-users face when maneuvering through snow. The news covers the story from many angles. Everyone sees people shoveling their cars out, plow drivers working over-time and people climbing over snow banks.  However, people with disabilities are never shown…

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Disclosure 101

02/03/15 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

Individuals with disability who are looking for work will have to consider whether or not they want to disclose their disability to their future employer. Before you make a decision about disclosure, it is important to understand the facts and to weigh the advantages and…

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Google Announces Improvements to Mobile Apps

Google has announced that they will add new features to their applications, and it’s a big one in terms of disability awareness. New accessibility features will be added to the mobile versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android and iOS. These include larger…

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Goalball: A Collegiate Sport for Athletes with Disabilities

There aren’t many opportunities for students with disabilities to play intercollegiate sports. For people with visual impairments, it’s nearly impossible to pursue their athletic dreams once they go off to college. However, the University of California-Berkeley is changing that.

Disability Scoop recently published a story about…

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Tackle Unemployment with Zen Blends


You’re the host. The big game is back again and you’ve found yourself quarterbacking the party, rummaging through your cabinets as you scramble for a crowd-pleasing recipe.

Here’s our play to guarantee a touchdown with your diverse food fans and tackle unemployment of people with disabilities at the…

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5 Ways to Look Your Best at a Job Interview

01/16/15 - Uncategorized - 8 Comments

Congrats! You finally received a phone call from an employer asking you to come in for an interview! Now, what do you wear? You want your first impression to be strong, for the people you are about to meet could possibly jump-start a new chapter in your…

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Zen Blends: Product Review

01/13/15 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

With frigid weather consuming the vast majority of the country, we thought it would be a great time to put one of our favorite disability-aware brands to good use! We reached out to our staff member and  slow cooking enthusiast, Jenny Higgins, to test Zen…

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What NOT to Talk About in the Workplace

 

The New Year is underway, and Erin Kelly, jjslist.com resident on-line Job Coach, says that now is a good time to review your social communication and social thinking practices in the workplace. There are some topics that should be off limits whether you have a disability or not….

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A Look Back on 2014

12/12/14 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

NOTE: This post is far more enjoyable if you click “play” before reading…

As 2014 comes to an end and the No Boundaries team heads into the final weeks of December, a sense of nostalgia is rapidly consuming the hearts and minds of every staff member at 824…

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