New graduates face a tough job market. Summer jobs are in short supply. Pounding the pavement for a summer job or making the transition from school to first job is not easy. Or harder still is finding the next job after a layoff. Perhaps you’re thinking about starting a business.
Did you know that Bookshare has many books on job hunting and employment that may have the right advice? You can search on topics, such as resume writing and interview skills, or select one of the books below. These suggestions represent only a few of the pertinent titles available in Bookshare.
We also share helpful organizations that focus on workforce employment for individuals with disabilities.
The 250 Job Interview Questions, by Peter Veruki
Conquer Interview Objections, by Robert Wilson and Erik Rambusch
The Insider’s Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume, by Karl Weber and Rob Kaplan
Resumes for Dummies, 4th edition, by Joyce Lain Kennedy
Interviewing and Salary Negotiation, by Kate Wendleton
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009 Edition, by Richard Nelson Bolles
Sink Or Swim, by Thuy Sindell and Milo Sindell
Surviving a Layoff, by Lita Epstein
The Small Business Start-up Kit (5th edition), by Catherine Caputo and Peri Pakroo
Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide (2nd edition), by Peri H. Pakroo
Helpful Organizations and Information
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy: This government website offers resources to encourage successful transition planning and employment of youth with disabilities.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth: Provides information resources for transitioning youth, workforce development professionals, the disability community, employers, and policy makers.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Educational Resources: U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy, JAN offers a comprehensive set of resources including the Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system, designed to let users explore accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.
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