August 2015

RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Webcast

George Tilson, Ed.D.The Opportunity Game: How to Present Yourself as an Ideal Job Candidate

Presenter: George Tilson, Ed.D.

Date & Time: August 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Register Online (Registration is free but required.)

The purpose of this webcast is to provide you as a job seeker with key strategies for identifying and securing jobs that are custom-fit to your aspirations, talents, and support needs – jobs with bosses, co-workers and even customers who see how fortunate they are to have you as a member of their team. Finding that “right job” can be daunting for most of us, whether we have a disability or not; however, having a physical disability can certainly pose unique challenges.

In this session, Dr. George Tilson will present the “3 Ps” to successfully attaining and retaining employment: "Prepare, Promote, and Produce." Under these categories, Dr. Tilson will discuss:

  • How to take an honest inventory of your skills, attributes and interests;
  • Identify your champions; seek out and research possibilities;
  • Network strategically, and
  • Determine/access effective accommodations, whether high, low, or no tech.

Finally, ways of “packaging” your skills as a viable candidate and representing yourself ultimately as a valuable employee will be presented. Register Online (Registration is free but required.)

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