Many companies will hire people with disabilities to be more socially responsible, but did you know this hiring practice can also boost your business’s bottom line?
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Whether you’re writing your first resume or updating your resume for the hundredth time, it’s important to consider the different resume types and when to use them. There are three basic resume formats: chronological, functional, and a combination or hybrid.
When most people think of resumes, they think of the chronological resume. The chronological format should probably be called “reverse chronological format”, as it lists each job starting with the most recent and moving backwards.
The chronological format is designed to highlight the progression and growth of a professional life. For the job hunter, this format is the easiest to write.
Most employers prefer the chronological resume type. For the employer, this format is the easiest to follow and read. Some employers will have only ever seen this type of resume, and may be a little thrown off by a different format.
However, the chronological format can deemphasize skills and personal strengths. Because it is focused on past jobs, it can make changing careers or employment tracks more difficult. The chronological format emphasizes time and dates, which can be a big disadvantage for anyone with short-term employment or employment gaps. This can be a particular drawback for anyone who has had to take time away from working due to illness or disability. …Click to read more…
This guide is a brief introduction to standard disability employment rights. This guide is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. For questions about your personal employment situation or legal issue, consult an attorney.
Discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of disability is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This protection against discrimination includes all aspects of employment, including the application process, hiring, firing, pay, and promotion.
A “disability” is an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. If you have a medical condition that negatively affects your ability to do activities such as walk, communicate, hear, see, or eat, then you may have a disability and be protected by the ADA. …Click to read more…