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Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 3

Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 3

Finding or Creating Opportunities When we talk about finding and creating opportunities for ourselves we must start by deciding what is right for us.  Will we work full time or part-time?  Will we go to a place of work or work from home? What are our skills, interests and experience and what kind of work can we do with both our unique background and with our disability? Creating Opportunities In order to find the right situation for yourself, you want…

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Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 2

Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 2

Last week we talked about making the case to the employer for hiring persons with disabilities and best practices in communication.  This week we’ll be discussing disclosure and accommodation. Disclosure One of the toughest questions for anyone with a disability is when and how much to disclose to an employer or potential employer.  This is especially tough for those of us with disabilities that aren’t obvious.  We look like anyone else walking down the street.  It isn’t until we come…

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Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 1

Tips for Disabled Job Seekers Part 1

Have you ever been desperate to find a job and unsure how much to disclose to a potential employer about your disability?  I know I have and the following tips and ideas may help you determine the right course of action for you. With unemployment rates hovering around 70% in the disabled community, finding work as a disabled person, and yes RP’ers, we are classified disabled, can be a daunting business.  The process is very similar to that of our…

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The Sad Facts About Disabled Employment

The Sad Facts About Disabled Employment

The hardest part about figuring out what the status of RP’ers is when it comes to employment isn’t easy.  First there is no way that I have found to isolate blindness from other disabilities let alone RP’ers specifically,  although some sources have mentioned that there are about 70% of blind people who are unemployed which is higher than the approximately 50% of all disabled.  I can’t find the data to back this claim up but if I do I will…

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