ERIC Number: ED386837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-30
The Answer Book: Job Search Strategies for Students with Disabilities.
This manual on job search strategies for students with disabilities was developed as part of the EASE (Equal Access for Students to Education and Experience) Project at seven community colleges in northeastern Minnesota. The manual contains text, questionnaires, worksheets, checklists, examples, and lists of suggested resources to help students plan their careers, find possible jobs, apply for jobs, and then succeed on the job. Individual chapters focus on the following topics: (1) career planning, (2) rights and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, (3) identifying functional limitations and appropriate accommodations needed, (4) organizing a job search, (5) skill sheets to identify accomplishments, (6) the job application process, (7) writing the resume, (8) the job interview, (9) making employer contacts and networking, (10) using the telephone to make and keep contacts, (11) marketing concepts for marketing oneself, (12) sources of information for seeking a job, (13) self-advocacy skills, and (14) survival on the job. A final chapter contains 17 references and suggested readings. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Career Planning, College Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Employment Interviews, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Personal Autonomy, Resumes (Personal), Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Colleges, Virginia, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990