Tips for Exploring Careers as a Job Seeker Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
In order to effectively explore careers, it is important to first consider your interests, talents, and values. The article on Job Seeker's Toolkit will help you in this process.
Once you are ready to explore further, AFB CareerConnect's Career Clusters feature allows you to explore career paths broadly by field.
Say you're interested in a career in law—but not specifically as a lawyer. With Career Clusters, you can explore a number of professional options in this field and find a mentor via industry-specific message boards.
Mentors working in those specific fields monitor the boards and can help to answer questions you might have. You will also find an overview of the law field, followed by a list of specific positions in this field, as well as what those jobs entail. Beneath that list, you'll find the Mentor Message Boards, where you can connect with an industry professional for advice and guidance.
Currently, we offer "clusters" in law, counseling, health, and education, with additional career clusters to be added in the near future.
You can search for general career information in three additional ways:
- Explore Careers by Occupational Category
- Explore Careers by Interest Area
- Search by Key Word or Job Title
Using any of these approaches, you will find detailed job descriptions, a listing of related jobs, and (if available) workers with visual impairments in the AFB CareerConnect® mentor database doing the job you have selected. Select the mentor link if you'd like to communicate with them by email.
If there are no mentors available in that field, you will find a link titled "Try a new search."