Successful Job Search Strategies for the Disabled: Understanding the ADA

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The passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) opened new doors of employment opportunities for millions of Americans. Disabled Americans no longer have to settle for whatever jobs they can get, but can now compete fairly for the jobs they want and are qualified to do. In this important new book, job search guru Jeff Allen shows disabled job hunters the ropes, from both the legal and career path points of view. Whether you're entering the job market for the first time or you're ready for a change of ...

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Overview

The passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) opened new doors of employment opportunities for millions of Americans. Disabled Americans no longer have to settle for whatever jobs they can get, but can now compete fairly for the jobs they want and are qualified to do. In this important new book, job search guru Jeff Allen shows disabled job hunters the ropes, from both the legal and career path points of view. Whether you're entering the job market for the first time or you're ready for a change of careers, this book can empower you with all the confidence and job search skills you need to land the job you deserve.
* Explains, in detail, your legal rights under ADA
* Includes 50 mini legal cases and real-life scenarios
* Offers expert practical advice on how to land a job, including writing resumes and surviving interviews
* Coaches you on how to overcome negative perceptions and how to "sell" yourself to an employer

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When Allen, an employment attorney, speaks or writes, employers, human resource personnel, career counselors, and job hunters are well advised to listen. While Allen's earlier work, Complying with the ADA LJ 2/15/93, was written for employers, this book targets the estimated 43 million disabled Americans--60 percent of whom are currently unemployed. Following a concise overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA, Allen covers such topics as job identification, self-assessment, job leads, resumes, disability disclosure, interviewing, and accommodating specific disabilities. He includes dozens of relevant and instructive situation analyses, case examples, and answers to commonly asked questions. It is essential that disabled individuals familiarize themselves with the ADA and prepare themselves for an extremely competitive job market, and Allen's book should help. Highly recommended.-- Alan Farber, Northern Illinois Univ. , Dekalb
David Rouse
There are at least 43 million disabled persons in the U.S. Because of inadequate record keeping and inconsistent definitions, some estimates are as high as 80 million, but the lower figure was the one most often reported during consideration and passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Of those 43 million, Allen reports that 60 percent are unemployed. Although some of those persons may have access to services provided by support, advocacy, or networking groups, there is little popularly available information with which to assist the disabled person in a job search. In fact, almost all books dealing with disabilities and employment target employers. A lawyer and experienced business writer, Allen combines valuable job search tips with legal advice for the disabled person who is looking for work. Especially useful are his sections on how to handle interview questions and how to negotiate an employment contract. The section on "reasonable accommodation" under ADA's Title I will benefit job candidates and employers alike. Highly recommended for all library collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471592341
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/26/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFFREY G. ALLEN, J.D., C.P.C., is a certified placement counselor and employment specialist and is recognized as the nation's foremost employment attorney. Mr. Allen is the author of more bestselling books in the employment field than anyone else. His other books include Complying with the ADA: A Small Business Guide to Hiring and Employing the Disabled, How to Turn an Interview into a Job, The Complete Q&A Job Interview Book, and the popular three-book series, Jeff Allen's Best.
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Table of Contents

Overview of the ADA.

From Hiring to Firing: Employment Practices Regulated Under Title I. Where the Jobs Are.

Self-Assessment: Matching Your Skills with Essential Job Functions.

Resumes and Cover Letters: Your Paper Profile.

Job Leads.

Positioning Your References for Maximum Impact.

The BIG Question: Should I Disclose?.

Interviewing Guidelines.

The Second Interview: Negotiating Strategies.

Interview Questions and Answers.

Reasonable Accommodations Under Title I. Accommodating Specific Disabilities.

Enforcement of ADA Employment Regulations.

Title III: How Can You Succeed if You Can't Get in?.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

Recap: Some Common Questions and Answers About the ADA.

Resources.

Index.

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