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Applying for a Job

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Employment
Categories
Employment
Accepting a Job Offer
Applying for a Job
Disclosing a Disability/Requesting Accommodations
Job Searching - Job Developing
Benefits Planning for Employment
Keeping a Job
Employing Youth with Significant Disabilities
Supporting Youth on the Job
Resources Related to the Employment of People with Disabilities
 

Applying for a Job

This page contains resources for students who are ready to apply for a job opening as well as for educators and family members who are supporting them.

Protect your identity:  Unless it is needed for a legitimate purpose such as a mandatory background check, don’t provide your Social Security Number to an employer until you have been hired and are completing your payroll forms!  

Choices Explorer
http://www.flchoices.org 
Student resources include Resume Builder, Letter Creators, and Job Interview Practice. Educator Resources include research, white papers, and tools for tracking student progress and reporting.

Employ Florida Marketplace
https://www.employflorida.com/jobs.asp  
Florida's official online employment portal with Resume and Letter Builder resources

Finding a Job that is Right for You: A Practical Approach to Looking for a Job as a Person with Disability
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/job/ 
On-line guide with a "Are You Prepared for the Interview" section that discusses resumes, applications, interviews, questions about disabilities, and more.

America’s Job Bank (AJB)   
http://www.jobbankinfo.org/ 
Although AJB ceased job search operations on 7/1/07, the site is still open and contains a career resource library and information on writing a resume, writing letters, interviewing, and more. 

Creative Job Search
http://www.deed.state.mn.us/cjs/ 
On-line guide with a wealth of information including resumes, cover letters, applications, interviews, and more.   

Quintessential Careers
http://www.quintcareers.com 
Contains information on cover and thank you letters, resumes, portfolios, interviews, dress for success, references, and more.  Also has a "Jobs and Career Resources for Teenagers" page.

About.com:  Job Searching
http://jobsearch.about.com 
Information and tips on writing resumes, cover letters, and all types of job-related correspondence; interview questions, answers, and follow-up; employment references; completing job applications on-line, in person, by e-mail, and more.

National Business & Disability Council Job Seeker
http://www.nbdc.com/job_seekers.aspx
 
National job search page for people with disabilities.  Also includes webcasts on resume writing and "elevator pitches". 

RecruitAbility
http://www.disabledperson.com/recruitability.asp 
National recruiting site for job seekers, employers, and agencies.  Also includes information and tips on resumes and interviews. 

CareerBuilder.com
http://www.careerbuilder.com/ 
Job search site for job seekers and employers with tools such as resume critiques, career advice, and "Bright Fuse," an on-line site for creating a personal profile, networking, and promoting your profile to recruiters and employers. 

 

 

The development of this website was funded by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg
through a grant by the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services,
Florida Department of Education (2010 - 2011, 291-2621A-1C008).

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