Summer is just around the corner - have you found a job? Need help to get started? Check out AFB's series on summer jobs for teens with visual impairments:
- What Jobs Can People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Have?
Hey Teens, Let's Talk Summer Jobs
- Things to think about when considering a summer job
Hey Teens with Visual Impairments, Looking for a Summer Job?
- How to find a job using word of mouth
- Free Instructional Resources for Preparing Teens Who are Blind and Visually Impaired for Summer Work
Securing a First Job as an Individual with Vision Loss
- What does it take to be successfully employed?
Landing that first job requires many skills, including the ability to network, social skills, independence, and matching skill sets. Most 21st century jobs require tech skills - including the ability to fill out an online application. Have you created a resume that emphasizes your skills, experiences and hobbies? Have you previously attended a summer camp that will build your experiences in your desired field? Most university departments offer summer camps geared to encourage students into their specific field, such as computer science, engineering, agriculture, etc. Have you volunteered or done an unpaid internship to acquire job-like experiences and references?
What was your first volunteer or paid job? How did you acquire that first job? How did you obtain prior experience (if needed) to obtain this job? Please share your personal experiences!