Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation: The Origins & Applicable Uses Today

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
Vocational rehabilitation in the United States can trace its roots back to World War I. When thousands of soldiers returned home with disabilities, the United States government passed the Soldier Rehabilitation Act of 1918. The goal was... Continue

Tips for Filling Out a Job Application

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
Wondering how to apply for a job? Beyond preparing your resumé and your cover letter, many employers will still ask you to fill out a job application.... Continue

How to Write a Resume in Five Steps (+ Examples)

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
Writing a resumé is often one of the first steps you take when starting a job search. A good resumé will get you in the door. A poor one might not even earn you a 'No, thank you' follow-up message.... Continue

Examples of Thank You Letters After a Job Interview

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
You've worked hard on your job search. By submitting your tailored resumé, preparing for your job interview and then performing well during it, you've shown that you're a good candidate. Don't lose your momentum. Continue to... Continue

How to Prepare for An Interview

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
Whether you're getting back to work after an extended period or pursuing an entirely new type of role, landing a job interview is an important step. S​​o, if you have one scheduled, pat yourself on the back! You're one step closer... Continue

How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Resumé [Examples]

By Anne Shaw and professionally reviewed by The Hartford's Vocational Rehabilitation Team
After tailoring and editing your resumé, you may choose to include a cover letter to increase your chances of getting an interview—especially if you know that a recruiter or hiring manager will be screening candidates. But this is the... Continue