Segments in this Video

Disabilities: Job Search (02:01)


A number of employees describe their jobs and disabilities. In some cases, hidden disabilities such as depression or PTSD can be more disabling than physical ones.

Differently-Abled Employees (04:00)

When a disabled person presents him or herself as "differently-abled," the prospective employer will focus on what you can do, not on what you can't do. Several differently-abled persons discuss their work histories.

Career & Self-Assessment (03:53)

Getting hired is all about being qualified for the job. An honest self-assessment helps determine if your skills match the job requirements, if you can perform the job duties, and whether this career choice will lead to personal and professional satisfact

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (02:51)

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disabilities in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

Job Searching (01:39)

Commitment and focus are vital to landing a job. Keep records of job searches. It is essential for follow-up and to avoid duplications. Keep a schedule and use every resource that is available to you, particularly the Internet. Work 15-20 hours per week s

Networking & Making Contacts (03:21)

Tips for networking include attending job fairs, interviewing with employment specialists, interacting on social networking sites, and reaching out to people with unique knowledge of your professional and personal attributes. Viewers learn about contactin

Informational Interviews (01:17)

Informational interviews are formal or informal conversations with someone about his or her job. Create an online network to websites and other career-oriented media. In this way, you will expand your network of contacts.

Be Your Own Boss (03:36)

Designing and running a business requires commitment, skills, and a strong work ethic. Tyrone Phillips, a quadriplegic and former basketball player, started his own company after a careful self-assessment of his skills and abilities.

Job Search Tips (00:48)

Many jobs are more suited to freelance workers. There are also many work-from-home job opportunities--and plenty of scams that claim to have legitimate offerings. Check out every company with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Credits: Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities (01:07)

Credits: Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities

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Effective Job Search for People with Disabilities

Part of the Series : Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities
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For anyone who thinks “disabled” means “unemployable,” this video quickly dispels that myth and shows how to begin the job-hunting process by identifying skills, strengths, and interests. Viewers are provided with a basic explanation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its guarantees of equal opportunity, as well as an overview of the kinds of companies and organizations that often take the lead in hiring disabled applicants. Other major topics include creating a self-assessment or profile of talents and abilities, setting up informational interviews, developing online and personal networks, and examining the possibilities of self-employment. A Cambridge Educational/MotionMasters Co-Production. A part of the series Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities. (27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL44857

ISBN: 978-1-62102-252-7

Copyright date: ©2012

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

“An excellent primer for people with disabilities who are preparing for a job search and going on interviews....Highly recommended.”  —Video Librarian

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