In a perfect world, ALL job seekers would be considered for a position equally, based solely on their qualifications, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In the real world, unfortunately, things don’t always work that way. Particularly for job seekers with a disability.
And while studies have shown that a diverse workforce is good for business, statistics suggest that people with disabilities may face more challenges in their job search than other job seekers. One of those “challenges” is when and how people with disabilities who are job searching should disclose a disability.
One way professionals with disabilities can help level the playing field during a job search is by using the equalizing force of the Internet.
In this week’s job search tip, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will look at tips for job hunting with a disability.
While preparation is crucial to succeeding in a job interview, there are several strategies you can effectively use in your job search. Some of these strategies include:
- Look for any retraining programs for disabled in your community
- Contact organizations like the Americans with Disabilities National Network to find regional network centers that provide programs tailored to your specific needs.
While securing a job in a down market is difficult, there are certain industries that lend themselves to careers for those with disabilities. For additional career advice for job seekers with disabilities, click here.