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If you are returning to use AbilityLinks for the first-time since the re-launch of the AbilityLinks website please follow these instructions to re-establish your account.

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Webinar

Encore Presentation

On July 20, 2017 AbilityLinks Hosted Ace the Interview, Land the Job a job seeker webinar featuring a guest presenter from Advanced Resources, one of the nation's largest staffing agencies.

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webinar

On June 16, 2017 AbilityLinks hosted "How to Get Your Online Job Application Noticed," a Webinar for job seekers presented by TCF Bank staffing specialists.

 

Program Description Applying for jobs online can be challenging and time consuming. More than often than not, your application is one of many that an employer receives and processes. In fact, research shows that companies get more than 250 applications for each job opportunity. Presented by a panel of TCF Bank Staffing Specialists, the webinar presenters will help you better understand the online application process and how to get your application noticed. Important tips for successfully completing the application process will be presented.


Janice Duvall Picture

Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, AbilityLinks.org, the award-winning job-opportunity network, is launching a brand-new website to further their impact. The launch represents a major change for the web-based program, created in 2001 to promote the hiring of people with disabilities.


Bill O'Connor

Although city and state governments are trying to stop placard abuse, there is enough blame to go around for people with disabilities because of taking advantage of the disabled parking system. Bill Bogdan, disability liaison for the state of Illinois (and a supporter of AbilityLinks) talks about The difference in states' use of placards, the loss of revenue to city and states because of abuse of disabled parking and finding solutions to this complex problem.


If you apply online with any of these companies let AbilityLinks know. Tell AbilityLinks the company name, job title and number. AbilityLinks will share this information with a recruiter from the company. If you haven't yet, please post your resume on AbilityLinks too.

 


Thanks to the thousands of job seekers, businesses and service providers that have visited AbilityLinks.org, posted resumes and jobs, contacted us for help with job search and attended online and in person events, AbilityLinks celebrated its 15th Anniversary last month! Special congratulations to the more than 700 job seekers that let us know they successfully found employment.


Last month AbilityLinks celebrated its' 15th anniversary with a breakfast that featured four successful AbilityLinks job candidates: Eric McGee from Enesco, Ann Williams and Karolina Pieniazek from the Social Security Administration and Andrew Besbekos from Equip for Equality.

Also attending were AbilityLinks committee members, volunteers, supporters and staff that have shared their expertise and resources to help AbilityLinks grow. 


Ann Williams

Ann Williams posted her resume and applied for jobs on AbilityLinks.org. A Social Security Administration (SSA) human resources recruiter found Ann’s resume and contacted, interviewed and hired her. Ann also consulted with AbilityLinks information and referral counselors for advice on her job search. 


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