[nabs-l] job development services and vr

Hope Paulos hope.paulos at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 23:57:49 UTC 2010


The hadley school offers a free course regarding finding employment. I just 
took it and it involves writing a good cover letter and resumme, talks about 
interviews, etc.
Hth
Hope and Beignet
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> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering what support, if any, you got to transition to your first 
> job or internship with rehab.  Did they have someone work with you on job 
> skills such as writing effective cover letters, how to conduct 
> informational interviews, and interview tips? Did someone help you find 
> the job?
>
> Right now I am frustrated.  I am doing a job development program through 
> Service source, which is an agency who has an agreement with the 
> department here.
> But I thought we were going to work on interview skills there.  I'm 
> disappointed though because all we do is sit with her laptop and fill out 
> job applications.  Except for some cluttered websites, I can search myself 
> and submit cover letters.
>
> I feel I was mislead.  They told me there would be mock interviews and 
> "anything you need to know to get a job and keep the job".
>
> So how has rehab supported you in getting a job?
>
> I might get out of this program if they're not going to teach me job 
> skills; I can find jobs online and fill out the forms unless its 
> inaccessible.  But I need help in "selling myself".
>
> Thanks.
> Ashley
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