♪ When you’re applying for a job, a positive attitude and enthusiasm can make all the difference, not just in getting a job, but succeeding and advancing. Show your employer you want to be there and you want to succeed. Employers consistently rank good communication skills at the top of the list for potential employees. If you listen well, and know how to communicate information and ideas to others, you’ll have an excellent chance of succeeding in the workplace. Teamwork is critical to workplace success. When everyone works together as a team, everyone accomplishes more, and everyone benefits. Employers want people who use their knowledge and creativity to solve problems. If you can think on your feet and develop well thought out solutions to problems, employers will value you highly. When it comes to finding a job, you’ve got to network with family, friends, parents, neighbors, teachers. They’re all part of your personal network. Connect with them both in person and online, and tell them about your goals and dreams. You never know where it might lead. Professionalism means being on time, managing your time effectively, and conducting yourself with responsibility, integrity, accountability, and excellence. Every employer expects you to conduct yourself in a professional manner. These are the Skills to Pay the Bills! The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy… Promoting strong and diverse workforces inclusive of people with disabilities.