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

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CHAPTER 9Applying for Jobs

There are four basic ways to apply for a job, three of which have already been discussed in this book. The most effective way is to speak face to face with the person who is making the hiring decision and ask for the job. The second way is to write a cover letter and resume and send them to someone at the organization where you want to work. The third way is to apply online. The fourth way is to fill out a formal job application from the employer.

Networking

As was discussed earlier, if you can get someone you know to introduce you to a hiring manager, or to give his or her permission to use his or her name when speaking to a hiring manager, you will increase immensely your chances of being hired.

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