Finding a job can be a daunting task for anyone, but as a person with a disability the challenges you face might seem even greater.  

It’s important to remember that with the right approach and mindset there’s no reason why you can’t achieve success with your job search and land your dream role.  

This article will provide you with valuable tips and strategies to help you navigate the job market and find employment that suits your skills, abilities, and aspirations. 

  1. Self-Reflection and Goal Setting

– Recognize your unique talents, interests, and strengths
– Determine your career goals and aspirations
– Evaluate your limitations and identify necessary accommodations

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  1. Assess Your Skills and Abilities

– Make a list of your transferable skills
– Consider previous work experience, education, and training
– Identify areas where you may need further development

  1. Build a Strong Resume and Cover Letter

– Highlight your relevant skills and experiences
– Tailor your resume to each job application
– Use active verbs and concise language to make your accomplishments stand out

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  1. Tap into Professional Networks and Resources

– Attend career fairs and networking events
– Join disability-specific organizations and support groups
– Utilize online platforms and job boards dedicated to disability employment 

  1. Prepare for Interviews

– Research the company and the position you are applying for
– Practice answering common interview questions
– Be prepared to discuss any accommodations you may need 

  1. Seek Support from EmployAbility

– Work alongside mentors with lived experiences who will be on hand to support you throughout your job search journey
– Gain access to online training modules to develop your job skills
– Explore opportunities for employment with disability-friendly employers

If you would like more information about how EmployAbility can help you with your job search, you can get in touch here.

By following these steps, conducting thorough research, building your network, and seeking support from relevant agencies, you can start your job search with confidence. 

Remember, your disability does not define you, and with determination and perseverance, you can achieve success in the workplace!