Here’s a fun quiz that was brought to my attention by Autumn Adams, our Toledo manager. It’s 10 quick questions about your job search habits and state of your resume. After you answer the questions, it tells you how prepared you are, and offers tips and suggestions on ways to improve your search. This quiz is designed by the team at Blue Sky Resumes. Try it out, and if you like, talk about your results here!
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Welcome to the first in a series of helpful tutorials designed by our career consultants. These videos and tutorials will show you step by step instructions on many aspects of the job seeking process. We will be releasing new videos periodically, so be sure and check back often.
Creating a Gmail account
One of the most important (and sometimes overlooked) steps in the job search is having a place to receive all of your correspondence. Email is the quickest way to communicate with potential employers, and offers a convenient location to store contacts and schedules. This tutorial will cover the steps taken in setting up an internet email account through Gmail, a service provided by Google. Gmail is a free email service, but google offers several paid services as well. We will be covering the steps taken to sign up for their free email. In later tutorials, we’ll discuss adding attachments like resumes and reference sheets, managing contacts, and setting up a calendar.
Summer is quickly approaching, and that means vacation for most high schoolers! What are they going to do with all their free time? Capabilities’s Summer Youth Work Experience is a great way to get the experience that employers will be looking for. We have local businesses who are ready to work with youth to give them a taste of what a post-highschool job will entail. It’s an eight week program that includes orientation and training as well as a full four weeks working in the field.
We are actively looking for businesses to host work sites and youth with disabilities interested in the Work Experience. If you are interested in the program, or would like some more information, please contact Kathy Stearns, our Transition Program Coordinator. Here is her contact information:
102 Crystal Avenue, Suite G
Findlay, OH 45840
Allison Meeks, our Vocational Evaluator in Toledo, shared this link with me today. Here’s her email: email@example.com.
Got a case of the Mondays? Need some inspiration for this rainy day?
I saw this video clip from last nights Academy of County Music Awards posted on the Special Olympics Website and though I’d pass it along to those of you who haven’t seen this…might want some tissues ready if you are prone to tears.
Capabilities served 1435 people in 2010. That’s up almost 44% from the previous year! And we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful staff of people who make up Capabilities. Our redesigned brochure reflects our 2010 data and provides an example of a Capabilities success story. Check it out below. Also, check out the table comparing our 2009 and 2010 information.
Recently,Capabilities received a letter from the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The letter invites the Capabilities staff to the Board’s Annual meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Lare Lane Center, 1155 Lare Lane. The letter states “The Board wishes to present you with its Community Partnership Award, recognizing the significant role that you have played in helping to create a community where people with developmental disabilities can live, learn, work, play and worship as equal citizens.”
This is great news for Capabilities! The Toledo staff have done a wonderful job of integrating themselves into the Toledo community and this award serves to prove that! A big pat on the back goes out to all the Toledo staff and anyone else who has helped to get our Toledo office recognized.
Activity at the We Can Too! Opportunity center is revving up. An open house and orientation was held today for staff members. Employees will performing tasks such as putting custom labels on water bottles, assembling trophies, and shortly they will be putting together fishing divers. Today, the staff got acquainted with procedures and rules of the company as well as getting a tour around the new facility. Individual and group pictures were also taken to be placed on the upcoming website.
We Can Too! is a Limited Liability Company created by Joe and Jan Bidlack and Bill and Karen Blumhorst. They will provide opportunities for people with varying abilities to work in an environment that will help them be as productive as possible. There are currently 16 part-time employees and two supervisors, Kathe Long and Jason German. Keep checking back for news as this company expands and picks up steam!
About.com has put together some quick tips on what you can do as an older job seeker to secure a position. Also, know what to look out for and how employees may view age.
Welcome to our blog’s new home on the web! As you can see, all of our old posts stayed put. I’ll be slowly working on combining the site and blog for a seamless look. Keep checking back!