[Jobs] Career/job search questions

Philip S philso1003 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 20:40:30 CDT 2013


Hi,

My email address is philso1003 at gmail.com. Please feel free to email me. .
Is my contact info not displaying along with my message?

Thanks!

Phil


On 3/19/13, Edwin <conibodyworks at gmail.com> wrote:
> Phil is it possible for you to post your info for those that would want to
> contact you off list?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Philip S
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:48 AM
> To: Jobs for the Blind
> Subject: Re: [Jobs] Career/job search questions
>
> Great suggestion, Andy.
>
> Yes, David. That's a very valid point. First and foremost a job candidate
> with a visible disability needs to address the elephant in the room during
> an interview.
>
> Look forward to seeing other people's suggestions.
>
> Phil
>
> On 3/19/13, Hyde, David W. (ESC) <david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us> wrote:
>> The employer may not bring the subject of your disability up during
>> the interview. This means that you have to do it, because he or she
>> have those questions in the back of their minds. Discuss how you have
>> done things in the past, e.g. "for obvious reasons, I don't drive.
>> This means I use public transportation when I can, and a driver when I
>> must. Sometimes they are paid, and sometimes they are volunteer. The
>> paid ones seem to be the most dependable. Should I be selected, we can
> discuss how this would work."
>>
>> Now I always brought a writing implement with me to the interview. I
>> used a slate and stylus because it focused their attention, and made
>> sure I wrote down their names. I also mentioned that I use computers
>> that talk and other things. If you use a hand-held electronic
>> magnifier, bring it. I have always found it helpful to ask if they have
> any questions.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Baracco,
>> Andrew W
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:08 AM
>> To: Jobs for the Blind
>> Subject: Re: [Jobs] Career/job search questions
>>
>> How and when do I discuss accommodations to my disability? I. e.
>> reading and/or driving assistance, assistive tech, etc.
>>
>> Andy
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jobs [mailto:jobs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Philip S
>> Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 3:46 PM
>> To: jobs at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: [Jobs] Career/job search questions
>>
>> Hi group,
>>
>> I'm going to organize a career and entrepreneurship workshop series
>> that is specifically for blind and visually impaired people. I'd like
>> the workshops to address SPECIFIC questions, concerns, and issues that
>> people have, and provide PRACTICAL advice. What are some questions you
> think it should cover?
>> What are some common challenges and questions that people have?
>>
>> For example, below are some of the questions I have gathered from
>> jobseekers. What other questions can you think of?
>>
>> 1) Can I do it? How do I do the job if I can't see?
>> 2) How do I convince employer that I can do the job?
>> 3) Should I, when should I, how should I, and what should I disclose
>> and discuss my disability?
>> 4) How do I travel to the workplace?
>> 5) How do I succeed at meeting people at a networking event given my
>> blindness?
>>
>> What other questions can you think of?  If you could give a bullet
>> laundry list of such questions and concerns I'd much appreciate it!
>>
>> Thanks!!
>>
>> Phil
>>
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