Find a Job
Are you ready to start your job hunt? Good! This section will give you detailed information on how to increase your chances of becoming a successful job seeker by preparing yourself as a person who is visually impaired to locate and land a job you love. All people face obstacles to employment, but vision loss adds specific challenges that others don't have, such as when to disclose your disability and how to address employer concerns during an interview.
In this section you will find a host of friendly, constructive articles that will answer your questions and guide you through the process. Not only will you gain understanding of the subtle and not-so-subtle challenges of going on a job hunt as someone with vision loss, but you will gain practical experience by also navigating the Job Seeker's Toolkit, our free online employment process course designed for the job seeker who is blind or visually impaired. The lessons address the concerns of persons who are blind or visually impaired while looking for employment. You will:
- Become more self-aware
- Find out about job search tools
- Create a quality resume
- Learn to write a cover letter
- Hone your interview skills
Once you are ready you can practice doing the research, develop strategies for getting hired, learn about the fastest-growing industries in America and what employers are really looking for, and since the best way to learn about a career is to talk with someone who is doing it, you'll discover the valuable benefits of having a CareerConnect Mentor to share the process with you.
NOTE: AFB CareerConnect does not provide jobs, do job searches, or job placement. Rather, we offer transition-age students and job seekers the tools to learn how to independently conduct exercises that will enable them to develop or advance a career. Professionals will also find tools and materials that will assist them during career exploration and education teaching/training.