ERIC Number: ED313875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Assessment of Job Application and Employment Interview Skills for Job Seekers with Disabilities: Assessor's Manual.
Hinman, Suki; And Others
The job application form and interview skills assessment procedures presented in this manual were developed to serve as one component of the Diagnostic Employability Profile, designed to serve disabled clients of vocational rehabilitation services. Since the overall objective of the job application is to secure a job interview, assessment emphasizes such skills as spelling, following directions/accuracy, neatness/legibility, completeness, and speed. Interviewing skills assessed are grouped into the following categories: appearance and overall quality; ability to convey interest, respect, and self-confidence; describing one's skills related to the position; describing the nature of the disability; describing one's job-relevant attributes realistically; and being able to give a brief biographical sketch. The assessment process involves a simulated job interview, preferably videotaped for later debriefing. The seven sections of the manual cover the following areas: (1) introduction, (2) job seeking skills assessment procedures, (3) use of assessment results, (4) debriefer instructions, (5) camera operator instructions, (6) background information, and (7) preparing for the assessment. Appendixes provide example forms and blank forms. 26 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Videotape Recordings, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation Publications Department, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Employment Interview Performance Assessment scoring sheets (appended) will not reproduce adequately in paper copy.