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Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 3rd Edition by Daniel J. Ryan Ph.D.

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CHAPTER 1Assessing Your Skills, Abilities, and Goals

Whenever you are lost, the first thing you look for is a map. Once you finally get it unfolded, you look frantically for your destination. This is an important step, but it overlooks an even more important step: looking for your current location (that’s why you always see those big YOU ARE HERE marks on public maps). If you don’t know where you are, you can wander for a long time without truly knowing whether you are getting closer to your destination or farther away.

This is true if you are looking for a store in an unfamiliar mall, for a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood, or for your “true vocation.” In the latter case, it’s particularly important that you take the time to determine your ...

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