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Job Description Expansion trending idea

Often, job sites list tons of options, but for folks like me--dyslexic, they are often a dead-end. I am an oral tradition storyteller and a writer, but often neither of those categories is listed and I don't know where to look. Categories that list sub-topics, such as Writer: technical writing, copy/ad-writing, creative writing, journalism, etc., would be most helpful, and might save time for both the applicant and potential... more »

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On-line training for persons confined to their home trending idea

My son works in a position that does on-line marketing for internet based businesses. If there was a step by step web-based training program developed for persons who cognisant but immobile - they could learn the job tasks / data entry transactions at their own pace, that should open a few opportunities with internet companies for those who are not mobile, but willing and able to work.

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An idea to start us off

My idea is to make a rubric of things that make a website easier to use (both for people in general, and people with cognitive disabilities), and encourage job-search websites (craigslist, monster, etc,) to adopt these standards to make their website easier to use.

What do you guys think?

What would make a website easier for you to use?

If you have an idea of your own, you should post it too! You don't have to wait... more »

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Jobs On-line and application fonts

What I have noticed when applying for a job on USAJobs.gov, that when the individual prints off their resume, it is in such a small font that the hiring official has to use a magnifying glass to read it. I found this to be the case in other on-line job application websites. I encourage anyone who has to read/review a job application with a font size of 9 or less to contact the website webmaster to inform them of how... more »

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Step by step instructions for what to expect in an interview

I've found that whenever I search for things for preparing for an interview, what comes back is very vague.

"Wear professional clothing"; what is that? Tell me what is professional clothing."Be likeable"; How much less informative can you be?

Have somewhere that lists out "this is what goes on in an interview, and what you should expect", starting with how the greeting works, and then going on to example questions,... more »

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Make website easier to use.

Websites frequently require familiarity with computers in order to use them. This might be difficult for many users. Lettering should be larger to make it easier to read. There should be a choice of languages because many of the people trying to enter the job market do not speak English. Questions can be asked one at a time with radio button answers or fill in the blank answers. Give an option to reduce the wording... more »

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ISO Standard Resume Format? trending idea

Is there one already? Not real sure. But one thing that drives me crazy when on the job hunt is that everybody wants your resume formatted slightly differently. There should be a single resume format, with well defined fields.

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Aptitude testing needs to be reformulated.

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but at temp agencies and other places they have you answer questions. The questions are formulated as very black or white, yes or no questions, which makes them nearly impossible to answer in a satisfying way. For example: "Some people take off of work because they just need a holiday." or "Some people steal office supplies." If you answer yes, they think you're a bad... more »

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Interview Practice Sessions

Even more valuable than step by step interview instructions would be mock interviews. No two interviews are the same. It isn't the learning of the steps that is the challenge, rather it is what to do when the interview diverges from what is expected. Trick questions, interviewers going off topic, interruptions, and a number of other things can quickly knock an interview off track. Autistic individuals often struggle with... more »

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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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Human Resources

It is sometimes it is enough that we can find jobs online and varying websites. We need to have Human Resources to look at us other than through Eye contact. Maintaining eye contact I done it but many of human resources because my stare is too intense. We are not judge on skills listed on resumes or even technical skills. On our ability to be social where we are not even good at. It is social cognitive disorder that... more »

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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 »

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Mandatory Salary/Wage Question

The mandatory salary/wage question for previous jobs and job applying must be complete or your application will not be considered. Previous job compensation should have no bearing on applying for a job.

Salary and wage should not be a mandatory part of a job application as it is not directly related to a persons knowledge, skills or ability to do the job.

Also the salary/wage question being mandatory provides a means... more »

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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 »

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