The JJs List Blog

Motivation is Magic

Motivation is the key to a successful job search. So what does that mean for your young adult with a disability? For starters, if he or she is not motivated to work, it’s going to be a long and tough road to get to…

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Guest Speaker Series: Working At Target

Recently, we had Sarah Goldberg, a guest speaker currently working at Target stop by No Boundaries to tell us about her experience working at the retail store as a person with a disability. She has a lot of experience working at the cash register and…

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Achieve Anything: Earn Everything You Receive

I have always believed that everything we achieve in life is well earned. Looking back on all of my most recent accomplishments, such as receiving my Associates Degree from Oakton Community College, working three part-time jobs, and independently paying a good amount of my bills,…

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Employment First Act

Employment First: The Right Thing To Do

You know what true independence is? Having a job. The Employment First Act simply states employing individuals with disabilities is the right thing to do. Finally, it is now a law in Illinois and will hopefully get everyone to understand how important it is to…

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D.Fish at jjslist.com

Five Tips To Get LinkedIn

One thing that’s been sorely missing in my job search is NETWORKING. That’s what I learned last week when Dave J.P. (D. Fish) Fisher of RockStar Consulting visited our team at No Boundaries and jjslist.com. D. Fish works with corporate managers to help them make…

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Attend A No Boundaries Information Session

**Note: Info sessions are Sold Out!

Oct 1st – Teachers, educators, agency professionals ONLY – 4:30 – 5:30pm

Oct 2nd – Families and individuals with disabilities, ages 18 + – 6pm – 7pm

Where: 824 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202

*Registration required, space is limited.

Does someone you know with disabilities need to build…

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Screenshot from Skills to Pay the Bills series

Skills to Pay the Bills video series

Thanks to Alice Elliott at Welcome Change Productions, we stumbled upon a well-produced video series produced by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy covering multiple aspects of landing a job.

With topics such as “Enthusiasm and Attitude”, “Professionalism”, and “Networking”, these are ideal…

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Wayne Kulick Executive Director Countryside Association

Please turn out the lights when you leave

01/15/13 - Guest Blogger - 3 Comments

It’s happening more frequently.  Companies are choosing to move from Illinois to more regulation-friendly states, some families with disabled members have announced they are moving to where services are more progressive and readily available, and now social service employees are eyeing the state border.

Consider what…

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Matt, Brett and Allissa, our Volunterns at their computers at JJ's List

Professionals donate time to coach our volunterns with disabilities

12/19/12 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments


JJ’s List just completed its first 8-week Voluntern Program, where five individuals with disabilities worked weekly to build their Internet and professional business skills at the JJ’s List office.

Each was paired with one of our Voluntern Coaches, who came from various professional backgrounds and had…

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Chicago Interactive Marketing Association Logo

Chicago Interactive Marketing Association awards JJ’s List CDSI Grant

12/13/12 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

What a great opportunity for our team members with disabilities to build their communications skills for employment!  The Chicago Interactive Marketing Association just named JJ’s List the 2nd place winner for its Chicago Digital Start-up Initiative (CDSI). We join the ranks of fast-growing digital enterprises such…

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