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Use software&hardware to facilitate entry for disabled. Dragon Naturally Speaking is a solution for many! This can help many like those with ADHD, BIPOLAR, and other physical issues that make it difficult or problematic to express their ideas for interaction with others and information systems(WWW) based in this new age!!! Use software&hardware to facilitate entry for disabled. Dragon Naturally Speaking is a solution ...more »

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Personality Tests

Some job applications require you to complete a personality test as part of your job application. This is said to determine whether a candidate is a good 'social' fit an organization.

 

I believe 'personality' tests border on psychological testing and should not be part of a job application process and if they are included they should be voluntary and not mandatory.

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Company Introduction

Several companies are using YouTube or other video type applications to tell applicants about their company. I find It rare that these are closed captioned or have a text version for screen readers to use of what is being said and do not get a good impression of the company's mission to increase diversity. YouTube does offer closed captioning and allows for alternate text as well but only if the video creator used those ...more »

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Disclaimer Language

Several job applications contained disclaimers which were mild reminders to bordering on threatening. It appears to be legalese driven that these disclaimers are even posted. These are job applications that have agreements you must agree to move forward in the application process. They may include information privacy, falsifying information, etc. These often are pop-up windows known as a 'click-thru' and are not easily ...more »

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Corporate Intranet

A company's intranet often have many of the same issues experienced with Internet accessibility. Intranet accessibility is often the first place an employee will find information on a company's policy, procedures, etc. It has been my experience that intranet accessibility gets less attention than Internet accessibility. Internal access is just as important as external access in terms of accessing the information you ...more »

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Ensure job requirements aren't overly broad

When I was searching for a job, one thing I encountered quite a bit was job requirements that seemed to go well beyond the core functions of the job. For instance, I've seen quite a few software engineering jobs that required the applicant to have a driver's license and car, or to be available on call for phone support. It's assumed, of course, that anyone who could do software development could easily carry on a phone ...more »

Submitted by (@cody00)

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Ability to indicate preferred methods of contact

One thing that I have encountered frequently, both in applying for jobs and on the job, is that people will ignore any communication preferences (e-mail, phone, face-to-face, etc.) that I have specified to them. Or worse yet, there *isn't* any way to specify communication preferences on a given application, so people have to make assumptions which may not necessarily align with my own preferences. For instance, I personally ...more »

Submitted by (@cody00)

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Industry Standard Job Codes

It would be helpful if all job openings both public and private used an industry standard job code as part of the job description. This would allow potential job candidates to identify job openings that are based on a job's standard requirements and those that have been added as custom/cross-over requirements. Job descriptions and job duties can vary greatly between public agencies and private organizations for the same ...more »

Submitted by (@lalle916)

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Training and Awareness

Not all Social Media is created equal. I would like a course of social etiquette and common sense when using this outlet. Many people are unaware that social media is targeted to what you do on the web. So the ads are there to sell things. It is great tool but people need to know how to use it safely. Many employers and schools use this media to fish out potential applicants. A do and don'ts needed to be instilled. ...more »

Submitted by (@whitneymohrhauser)

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A State-Based Application That Can Be Used For Any Job

All of my students would need help to apply for a job and fill out an application. In fact, one student was recently turned down by the Humane Society as a VOLUNTEER (in the cat room petting cats) because they cannot read. If there was form that could be filled out while they are in school and have supports, they could turn use this when applying for jobs. Of course, a job site may need additional information, but an ...more »

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The design of this site

After clicking the link in an email, I had to register before I could see any information. Asking for personal information before providing information is bad design. When I registered it did not ask me to set up a password, but it continued to ask for a password to see a page. I was able to establish a password by saying I had forgotten it, but this is very poor design. The password required an exceptionally high level ...more »

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