[nobe-l] Get a Job, Keep your Job
Dr. Denise M Robinson
deniserob at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 15:21:15 UTC 2011
Get a Job, Keep your Job <http://www.yourtechvision.com>
To get a job, you need more expertise in the area you are applying for than
anyone else does. You need to be dressed appropriately for the job you are
applying for, also. You are going to need the confidence to show others, you
can do this job and great skills will give you this confidence!
Once you get the job, you need to keep up with your skills, especially
technology. Make yourself invaluable. Technology is crucial. If you are a
K-12 educator or parent, then make sure your children are getting technology
training at the youngest grade possibly....preschool is ideal, after that
time, just begin ...IMMEDIATELY!
If blind, this training is even more crucial. You need to start young to
learn what it is like to keep up with your peers and compete with the rest
of your class, so when you get to college and the workforce, you have gained
the experience you need to prove yourself to the potential employer.
Without technology skills, it is very hard to compete in the world. If you
are blind and lack technology skills, it will be harder. Computers and
talking software will give you the advantage of getting a job. Once you get
the job, continue to gain training to keep up with your skills.
There are many places to gain education: Your local college, online classes
and a myriad of information right on the Internet.
If you are blind, be upfront about the issue of your blindness. It is on
everyone's mind whether you want to admit it or not. Tell them to ask you
any question they have, let them know how you would tackle certain job
aspects. If you are not comfortable with your blindness, they will not be
either and that will hinder potential employment.
If you want a job and you want to keep your job, then get those technology
skills <http://www.yourtechvision.com/> to compete. Word skills enable you
to write any type of document to any specification. Excel will help you
auto-calculate math and get you organized for all projects and so much more.
PowerPoint will enable you to walk into an interview and demonstrate a
rundown of you skills on a PP and in the process show the potential employer
your skills. PowerPoint will also enable you to give any type of
presentation to impress any group of people. Internet skills will enable you
to do the research on any project the boss may give you. If you are blind,
learning those talking software skills combined with the above will enable
you to go anywhere and compete with anyone.
Denise M. Robinson, TVI, Ph.D.
Specialist in blind technology/teaching/training
Email: yourtechvision at gmail.com <deniserob at gmail.com>
Website with hundreds of lessons all done with keystrokes:
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