ERIC Number: ED482758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Coaching the Job Seeker with Special Needs.
Career counselors and job search coaches must be prepared to assist disabled clients as this sector of the labor market increases. As the work force ages, there are greater numbers of workers dealing with disabilities and serious health problems. Sadly, individuals with disabilities often approach the job search process with misconceptions, misinformation, limited expectations, and fear of failure. Counselors must give these applicants the skills and confidence they need to be marketable candidates that employers will want to hire. This paper provides insight into the problem and offers techniques for helping clients increase their self-confidence, improve their job search skills, and prepare for job interviews. The author addresses the emotional barriers that many disabled job seekers place in their own path and gives practical advice on how to remove these road blocks. This information can be used with the most-needy clients to help them attain appropriate and satisfying employment. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques, Disabilities, Job Search Methods
For full text: http://www.contactpoint.ca/natcon-conat/2003/pdf/pdf-03-09.pdf.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual NATCON Convention (29th, Jan. 20-23, 2003; Ottawa, Ontario). NATCON stands for National Consultation on Career Development.