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Career and Job Resources for Disabled-American Job-Seekers
What follows are the best career and job sites geared especially for Disabled-American job-seekers.
We also have job and career pages for every other disadvantaged job-seeker group. Go to our main Diversity Job-Seeker Career and Job Resources. See also our General Diversity Career and Job Resources, that focuses on resources for all disadvantaged peoples.
And if you are looking for some networking resources, then go check out Quintessential Careers: Diversity Networking and Professional Associations.
Articles of interest:
- Job-Seeking Strategy for Differently-abled Candidates, by Maureen Crawford Hentz
Community Options, Inc. -- provides the services and supports that empower people with disabilities to live as independently as possible, including providing the evaluations, support and follow-up required to assist individuals with pursuing employment taking into consideration the needs of individuals with disabilities. Free.
Disabled Person -- a job site for job-seekers with disabilities, in which you can search job listings (by keyword), post your resume, and register for job alerts. Also includes some career advice. No cost to job-seekers.
HireDeaf.com -- where hearing-impaired job-seekers can search (by location, industry, and keywords) through hundreds of current job postings, store up to five different resumes, and register for a personal job-search agent. Free to job-seekers.
JAN on the Web: Employment Tips -- the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), an information and consulting service providing individualized accommodation solutions that can assist people with disabilities in the workplace, provides these tips and suggestions for finding employment.
JOFDAV.com -- if you are a disabled veteran and you are looking for work, this is the Website for you. Job-seekers can browse (by job category, location) or search (by keyword) job listings, post your resume, and register for job alerts. Includes additional resources. No cost to job-seekers.
National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) -- a wealth of resources and information for people with disabilities. While N.O.D. does not offer employment referral nor a job bank, it does offer a great list of employment resources.
And for those looking for job and career advice in print, don't forget that for the complete list of career books (including specific books for Disabled-Americans), check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore, in association with Amazon Books.
If you don't find exactly the types of job sites you're looking for on this page, check out: General Job Resources.
And if you are looking for a job in a specific occupation, you might also want to look in the list of industry-specific job Web sites.