ERIC Number: ED337984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Job Application Training.
Means, Bob L.
This job application training package was developed as part of a comprehensive employability assessment and intervention program. The package is designed to train participants who have significant deficits in completing job applications but have basic reading and writing skills. The training package prepares participants to make a favorable impression with their job application form. Primary areas addressed in the training are: (1) understanding the employer's point of view; (2) using information to create a positive response; (3) delivery considerations such as neatness, spelling, and completeness; and (4) special considerations relative to disability presentation. The package contains sections on basic personal information, education/training/skills, employment history, physical record, and references. Participants assess their related strengths and deficits, plan activities that will improve their job application performance, and prepare a personal data sheet. Participants are involved in the scoring of others' application forms and have numerous opportunities to upgrade their job application presentations. The small group training is based on a fantasy game and is felt to be entertaining for participants. An appendix contains sample forms and examples of completed forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Disabilities, Employment Potential, Intervention, Job Application, Records (Forms), Training, Vocational Evaluation
Publications Department, Arkansas Research & Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($8.50, #51-1494).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Note: For a related document, see ED 313 875. Sample application forms include handwriting.