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October 2011

Rathin Sinha
In This Issue

Each year Boss' Day is observed in October as a way to encourage employees to thank their boss for their efforts. In recognition of this observance, our article, Celebrating Boss' Day looks at the origination of this date and ways to acknowledge the efforts of managers in the workplace.

Speaking of your boss, what traits will make you receive the on-the-job recognition that you deserve and boss' admire? Read Do You Have the Traits that Bosses Love? to understand the skills and qualities that you should focus on to achieve recognition and workplace success.

October also brings another important observation, National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 21% of Americans have some form of disability. Of these, 16.1% are unemployed. Our articles on disabilities this month address this important issue. National Disability Employment Awareness Month looks at the history of this observance, and for those of you who are living with some form of disability Addressing Disabilities at Work outlines best ways to approach and discuss your disability in the workplace.

We end the month with another milestone for many, job seekers who have decided to change careers. Before you embark on the career change process, there are questions you need to address. Changing Careers - Questions You Need to Ask Yourself can provide some much needed guidance.

Job Search and Employment Resources

Celebrating Boss' Day

Celebrating Boss' Day

If you're one of the millions of American workers, mark October 16th on your calendar to earn some extra brownie points at work. That's the day that bosses everywhere are nationally recognized for their efforts throughout the year... Read More »

Do You Have the Traits that Bosses Love?

Do You Have the Traits that Bosses Love?

When it comes to good employees, there is no one-size-fits-all definition. Great employees outshine others by doing what they do best: working hard and working well with others. But there are other characteristics that bosses love to find in their workers... Read More »

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

With the unemployment rate holding steady in the 9 percent range, many Americans are having difficulty obtaining a job. The economy has been especially difficult for employment for disabled workers. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report sheds light on the plight of disabled workers, estimating that 16.1 percent of all disabled Americans do not have jobs, compared to 69.7 percent of all American people without disabilities... Read More »

Addressing Disabilities at Work

Addressing Disabilities at Work

Finding a job is difficult enough for the average worker, but it's even more of a struggle for disabled workers. With an unemployment rate of 16.1 percent, disabled workers must fight twice as hard to gain an employer's attention... Read More »

Changing Careers - Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Changing Careers - Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Americans will change jobs at least 8-10 times in their lifetime. But even more daunting than a new job is a new career, which statisticians believe will occur about 4 times in one's lifetime. The reason for a career change varies, but for most people it is usually a result of not being satisfied in their career or they are ready for a new challenge... Read More »

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