ERIC Number: ED405664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Job Search Strategies for Students with Disabilities: A Nuts and Bolts Approach: Eastern Washington University Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities.
This guidebook is accompanied by a videocassette, on job search strategies for students with disabilities (the videotape should be accompanied by each school's own training materials based on personal needs). The guide begins with information on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It discusses the Title's purpose, main provisions, and important definitions. The type of employment protections provided in the job application process, during the job interview, in the employment decision, and while on the job are outlined. Students are encouraged to approach their work search and career decision making with careful consideration and enthusiasm. A self-assessment process is presented for examining likes and dislikes in various life activities, leading to a list of skills and interest areas for career development. Tools to help students sort through their skills, abilities, interests, and values in order to make informed career decisions are noted, along with descriptions of publications such as the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles." Networking and informational interviews are presented as methods of gaining information and contacts in certain types of work and learning of open positions. Suggestions for writing resumes and cover letters are offered. Procedures for determining when job seekers should disclose their disability are presented. Guidelines for performing well in job interviews are also discussed. The final section lists national and local (Spokane, Washington) organizational resources, employment hot lines, and a 14-item bibliography. The 10-minute videocassette emphasizes the importance of self-confidence in job interviews, preparing for the job interview, disclosing one's disability, and outlining accommodations needed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Employment Interviews, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Networks, Resumes (Personal), Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Interests
Continuing Education, Eastern Washington University, MS #162, Cheney, WA 99004 ($20 video, prepaid, make checks payable to Continuing Education, Eastern Washington University).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990