More than 50 million people across the nation have some level of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For many of them, finding and keeping a good job is difficult due to a physical or mental impairment they possess.
This extensive handbook shows people with disabilities how to overcome obstacles they encounter when searching for employment. Readers learn how to identify their strengths, explore career options, and navigate the hidden job market. They also gain tips for writing resumes, cover letters, and other forms of job search communication, as well as guidance for performing well in interviews.
Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities features helpful information on employment laws and the rights they provide. It teaches readers when and how to disclose disabilities to a potential employer and lends additional guidance for success on the job.
This new edition has been updated throughout to include new information on assessment instruments, social networking, and the Job Accommodation Network. It also provides new information on online resources and up-to-date job search techniques.