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Quick job search for people with disabilities
J. Michael Farr

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Quick job search for people with disabilities
seven steps to getting a good job
Michael Farr with Daniel J. Ryan

Published 2007 by JIST Works in Indianapolis, IN .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The seven steps for a quick and successful job search --
Step 1 : Identify your key skills and challenges and develop a "skills language" to describe yourself --
The three types of skills --
Self-management skills --
Transferable skills --
Job-related skills --
What challenges does your disability present? -- -- Step 2 : Define your ideal job
Is it possible to find your ideal job? --
How can you explore specific job titles and industries? --
Is self-employment or starting a business an option? --
Can you identify your job-related skills now that you've defined your ideal job? --
What accommodations will you need? --
Step 3 : Use the most effective methods to find a job in less time --
Get the most out of less effective job search methods --
Newspaper and Internet help wanted ads --
Filling out applications --
Employment agencies --
School and other employment services --
Mailing versus posting resumes on the Internet --
Specific resources for people with disabilities --
Use the two job search methods that work best --
Most effective job search method #1 : Develop a network of contacts in five easy stages --
Most effective job search method #2 : Contact employers directly --
Create a powerful job search tool - the JIST Card --
A JIST Card is a mini resume --
A JIST Card can lead to an effective phone script --
Use the Internet in your job search --
Use more than one job search method --
Check out career-specific sites first --
Step 4 : Write a simple resume now and a better one later --
Writing chronological resumes --
Basic chronological resume example --
Improved chronological resume example --
Writing skills and combination resumes --
More resume examples --
The chronological resume to emphasize results --
The skills resume for those with limited work experience or with significant gaps due to injury or illness --
The combination resume for those changing careers --
The electronic resume --
Step 5 : Redefine what counts as an interview, and then get two a day --
Make your search a full-time job --
Decide how much time you will spend looking for work each week and day --
Create a specific daily job search schedule --
Step 6 : Dramatically improve your interviewing skills --
Your first impression may be the only one you make --
Follow the three-step process for answering interview questions --
How to earn a thousand dollars a minute --
Step 7 : Follow up on all job leads --
Thank-you notes make a difference --
Use job lead cards to follow up --
In closing --
Appendix A : Essential job search data worksheet --
Appendix B : Additional resources --
Resume and cover letter books --
Job search and interviewing books --
Books with information on jobs --
Internet resources --
Other resources --
Appendix C : Use a career portfolio to support your resume --
What is a career portfolio? --
Create a digital portfolio.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-71).

Quick job series, Quick job series
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Job search for people with disabilities


Library of Congress
HD7256.U56 F37 2007

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