[Nfbnet-members-list] Job Seeker Seminar
dandrews at visi.com
Fri Jun 28 02:47:17 UTC 2013
National Federation of the Blind Employment Committee
Dear Convention Attendees,
This is the agenda for the NFB Job Seeker
Seminar, which will be held in on Monday, July 1
in room W203A, Convention Center, level 2. The
convention center is directly accessible from the
hotel. This will give each person the basics
needed to get a good job. There will also be a
special presentation by Monster.com, which has
worked with the NFB to make all of its systems
completely accessible to blind people. The
seminar will be followed by a Job Fair, with 14
employers in attendance, all of whom are
interested in hiring blind people. See you there!
Dick Davis, Chair
2013 Job Seeker Seminar Agenda
8:30 to 8:45: Overview, introductions, expectations
8:45 to 9:10 - Are You Ready?
a. Blindness skills in place
b. Know what you want to do
c. Economic factors
d. Transportation worked out
9:10 to 9:55 - Tools in Place?
a. Resume [discussion], paper and electronic formats
b. Sample cover letter
c. Elevator speech
d. Reasonable accommodations [discussion]
e. References and reference letters
f. Portfolio of work samples
9:55 to 10:25 - How to Apply
a. Employer research
b. Cold calling and script
c. Networking and elevator speech
d. Via U.S. Mail
e. Electronic job search methods and tools
10:25 to 11:20 - Interviewing breakout sessions
(note: we will break up into individual groups,
and each group facilitator will handle the following subjects.)
a. Common interview questions
b. Talking about blindness and reasonable accommodations
c. Key questions: Why should an
employer hire you, or any blind
person? Why would you be better than a sighted person?
d. Clothes, grooming, and body language
e. Asking for the job
f. Thank you letter and follow-up contacts
11:20 to 12:20 Monster.com a fully accessible
job seeking resource for blind people, Ilya
Shubik, Director Information Systems, Monster Worldwide.
12:20 to 12:30 Questions, wrap-up, and announcements
Note: NFB Job Fair begins at 2 p.m. in adjoining room.
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