Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities (Enhanced DVD)
Disabled certainly does not mean unemployable, and this program dispels the false idea that disabled people are not good at working. It shows how they can start their job search by focusing on their strengths, interest and skills. The Americans with Disabilities Act is covered in this program and it guarantees that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. It gives an overview of the types of companies that are more likely to search and hire disabled applicants. Other topics that are covered include creating a profile of skills and talents, self-assessment, how to set up interviews, how to develop personal and online networks, and looking at the potential for self-employment. This is a part of the series Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities. (27 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Disabilities: Job Search (02:01) – Employees describe their disabilities and their jobs.
Differently-Abled Employees (04:00) – Disabled people should present themselves as “differently-abled” to help the employer focus on what the applicant can do instead of what they can’t do.
Job Searching (01:39) – Focus and staying committed are crucial for getting a job. Job searches should have good records.
Networking & Making Contacts (03:21) – Tips for attending networking events, job fairs, interviews with employers, and social networking are included in this segment.
Informational Interviews (01:17) – Information interviews are conversations with someone about their job.
Be Your Own Boss (03:36) – Discusses the requirements of running a business which include a good work ethic and skills.
Job Search Tips (00:48) – Freelance work may be suitable for disabled people.