ERIC Number: ED366116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Guide for College Students with Disabilities. The Career Development Project.
Thompson, Anne R.; And Others
Developed for college graduates with disabilities, this guide offers guidance for the job search process in the context of job applicants' rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). First, basic facts about the ADA are explained, including a clause by clause explanation of the Act's definition of a disability. Next, the impact of the ADA is outlined for the application phase, the job interview, the employment decision, on the job, and job accommodations. Adjustment to a disability and deciding where, when, and how to disclose a disability to a potential employer are covered next. Specific job search skills are considered in sections on appearance and body language in the job interview; assessment of work abilities, interests, and values; completing application forms; preparing a cover letter; preparing a resume; interview skills; the job search plan; and job leads. Other sections address job retention, vocational rehabilitation services, benefits, and facts about employees with disabilities. The final section lists 15 organizational resources with addresses and telephone numbers. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Civil Rights Legislation, College Graduates, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Interviews, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Resumes (Personal), Self Disclosure (Individuals), Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Dept. of Counselor Education and Educational Psychology.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990