Being disabled we all know how difficult it is to survive and take care of everyday expenses. We definitely need another income besides our disability income. Because, honestly who can afford all of life’s necessities on that alone?? I’ll wait…anyone? Yeah..impossible. So, those of us that want and need jobs but don’t really know how to begin the search or what to do in the interview I compiled a list of things to keep in mind.
1. Decide whether or not to disclose information about your disability. (Your disability is personal information and only has to be discussed if you want it to be.)
2. Make sure you make the company or business aware of your limitations. (This will help you all be able to decide on reasonable accommodations.)
3. Highlight your talents and experience. (Keep the focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t.)
4. Show don’t tell. (If you don’t have job experience point out volunteer work, community service, or organizations you’ve worked with.)
When doing the initial job search besides checking in with local companies also use the power of the Internet. Check out
- Online Job Fairs (BrazenConnect.com always has online job fairs.)
- Go on Virtual Interviews (Online job fairs can lead to interviews so go on as many as possible.)
- Grow your LinkedIn presence
- Keep an eye out for flexible and telecommuting jobs.