By: Nan Hawthorne As you cast your eyes, ears and/or fingertips around the Web, you have probably noticed that job seekers seem to use the terms “resume” and “CV” pretty much interchangeably. Are they the same? Which should you use? Let’s take a look at...Read More..
By: Jim Hasse Participants in eSight’s “Swimming in the Mainstream” (SiM) blog discuss condescending behavior toward people with disabilities in organizations and offer four tips for avoiding that condescension on a corporate level. During June 2005, more than a dozen individuals on eSight’s “Swimming in...Read More..
Professional Development Series By: Member Services This series helps you stay abreast of trends and best practices and introduces you to experts who can provide you with “real world” knowledge about how people get jobs or start a home business — strategies that you can...Read More..
By: Jim Hasse What can you do, as an employer, to help create a “level” recruiting field for job candidates with disabilities? Resolving these four issues, eSightTMmembers say, could give them a fair shot at mainstream jobs. Guideline: Evaluate Job Candidates on a Level Recruiting...Read More..
By: Jim Hasse As a hiring manager, you look for employees who will level with you, who are problem solvers and who build valuable networks inside and outside your company. Here are some real-life examples of that type of individual. Comments among members of eSight...Read More..
In the complex structure of any workplace, the importance of who you are as a resource to others transcends any disability. Workplace interdependence makes functional considerations immaterial. The Real Nature of Workplace Relationships: Beyond Teamwork The Birds and the Bees … and Bats: A Story...Read More..
Check these comments from five January 2005 participants in eSight’s “Swimming in the Mainstream” (SiM) blog. They represent the motivated individuals — potential employees — who are available within the disability community. During January 2005, five participants on eSight’s SiM blog discussed the major accessibility...Read More..
When do you know a work group is accepting a new employee who happens to have a disability? As an executive, manager or supervisor, look for (and set the stage for) these telltale signs of inclusion. Focus on Expertise During February 2005, more than a...Read More..
Weed Out Paternalism in the Workplace By: Jim Hasse eSight members tell what you can do as an employer to weed out paternalism in your workforce. The payoff: You’ll tap the potential employees with disabilities have for helping your company compete successfuly in today’s marketplace....Read More..
Writing an Offering Statement for Your ResumeMary Ann, eSight member, offers this recommendation about resume writing: “Replace the typical ‘objective’ statement that begins pretty well every resume with an ‘offering’ statement. The former is ‘me’ oriented, and the latter is ‘employer’ oriented. An ‘offering’ statement...Read More..