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You have secured an interview - now what?

By Chuck Polin

   

Getting the opportunity to go on a job interview is good news, but in order to maximize your chances of securing the job you must be prepared when you go. Begin by researching the company. Look them up online; go through Facebook and LinkedIn to see if you can find any connections. If you know the name of the person who will be interviewing you, look him or her up as well. 
 
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Did you ever wonder what an employer can and cannot ask about at a job interview?

By Jamie Ray-Leonetti

   

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended (ADAAA) prohibits employment discrimination by all employers -- including local government employers -- with 15 or more employees. The following section about the interview process will provide you with information about certain aspects of Title I and how it applies to a person living with multiple sclerosis or any other disability.

 

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Research participants wanted: study on multitasking ability in MS 

  

Drexel University in Philadelphia is conducting a research study to examine multitasking ability in persons with multiple sclerosis and how it may be related to vocational functioning. 


Participants need to:

  • Come to Drexel University for one visit lasting approximately two hours
  • Be between 20 and 60 years of age
  • Be diagnosed with MS for at least one year
  • Be either currently employed or previously employed at any time in the past

 
If enrolled into the study, you will be asked to complete some paper and pencil tasks and complete questionnaires targeting areas such as vocational functioning, fatigue levels and mood state. At the completion of the study, participants will receive $50.


All information is confidential and strictly used for research purposes only.

 

If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Maria T. Schultheis, PhD, at 215-895-6105 or   schultheis@drexel.edu.

Employment spotlight 

 

Pennsylvania: Shared-Work Program

In March 2012, Pennsylvania implemented a new Shared-Work Program. The program allows an employer to temporarily reduce the work hours of a group of employees as an alternative to a lay-off. Employees covered by the plan receive a percentage of their unemployment compensation (UC) Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) while they work the reduced schedule, if they are otherwise eligible for UC. Click here for more information

 

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Looking for a job fair in New Jersey? Click here for a list of all upcoming job fairs, what companies are coming and what to bring.
 
As always, if you have any questions about employment issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Christina Forster, MA, CRC
Employment Services Manager