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March Newsletter

March 31, 2010



Dear AbilityLinks Supporter:


What Makes a Resume Work?

A resume that motivates the reader to pick up the phone and call you in for an interview is a resume that works. A resume won’t get you a job – but a resume that gets you an interview is a resume that did its job. Learn more about how to build an effective resume.



Welcome New Members

I would like to welcome the following new AbilityLinks Consortium Members: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., The Broad Institute, Six3 Systems, Inc., Carnow, Conibear & Assoc., Ltd., Options Center for Independent Living, JJ's List and Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). View a list of all consortium members. Don’t see your organization’s name? Consider joining now.



Marianjoy Vice President Named to Illinois’s Disabilities Task Force

Congratulations to Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital’s Vice President of Physician Services and Organizational Planning, John Brady, DHA, who has been named to the Illinois Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force. The Task Force is responsible for analyzing state programs and policies to determine what changes, recommendations, and innovations may be needed to enhance economic and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Read more.



Upcoming Resume Workshop

Want some hands on and in person help developing your resume? Join AbilityLinks Information and Referral Specialist, Bill O’ Connor Friday morning, April 30th for a free resume workshop. Registration is required and space is limited. Reister today. 


Visit AbilityLinks events calendar to learn more about all upcoming AbilityLinks educational and networking opportunities.



Featured Jobs

Paychex is seeking a payroll administrator for processing payroll and performing HR administrative duties at a Naperville, Illinois location. View this AbilityLinks job posting.


Still time...  This summer, Walgreens is looking for college students with disabilities who are interested in doing an internship at their Deerfield, Illinois corporate offices. The basic requirement for these positions is being currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at a junior level or higher. Learn more.



Featured Job Seekers

Our first AbilityLinks candidate is a practicing attorney with a broad range of experience and exceptional achievement. View this AbilityLinks resume. Our second featured candidate has an MBA and is an experienced Human Resources Generalist. She especially has an interest in managing employee assistance and wellness programs. View this AbilityLinks resume.   


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Best Regards,



Ken Skord

AbilityLinks Program Director

[email protected]


AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital