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

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CHAPTER 3Developing Your Skills

Some of the challenges that a job seeker with a disability shares with all job seekers are more pronounced. Although the challenges often vary by the individual as well as by the nature of the disability, too many people with disabilities fail to take advantage of opportunities to foster their own career development. Others, because of experiences they had while growing up, may not have had the chance to develop, through a variety of experiences, in self-confidence or other areas such as public speaking. If you lack skills in these areas, there are steps you can take to address these concerns.

Experiential Education

Lack of experience is the number one thing holding back the employment of people with disabilities. ...

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