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Accepting a Job Offer

Accepting a Job Offer

This page contains information for students who are deciding whether to accept a job offer and the educators and parents who are supporting them. 

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 "You got the job. Now what?" section that discusses strategies for success, requesting job accommodations, and more.

Entering the World of Work: What Youth with Mental Health Needs Should Know about Accommodations
http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/transitioning.htm 
Fact Sheet that discusses how the American with Disabilities Act applies to youth with mental health needs, youth job concerns and accommodations that address them, and more. 

About.com
http://jobsearch.about.com 
Contains questions to ask yourself before accepting a job offer; information on how to evaluate a job offer, background checks, employment forms, the probationary period; preparing to start a new job, tips for surviving and more.

Quintessential Careers
http://www.quintcareers.com 
Web site with tutorials, quizzes, strategies, articles, tips, and other resources on fielding job offers, negotiating salaries and benefits, making a good first impression on a new job, and a "Jobs and Career Resources for Teenagers" page.

Life Event:  Start a New Job
http://research.lawyers.com/Life-Event-Start-a-New-Job.html 
Web page on the legal aspects of starting a new job including a new job checklist and information on employee contracts and handbooks, job references, documentation (proof of age, I-9 verifying who you are, W-4 for federal withholding tax), salary, benefits, and more.

Creative Job Search
http://www.deed.state.mn.us/cjs/ 
On-line guide with a wealth of information including tips for negotiating when a job is offered.

Nine Ways to Start Your New Job Right
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2008/6/23/9-ways-to-start-your-new-job-right.html 
Article from U.S. News and World Report.


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