Trending post
Ramu Iyer
Bullet point
Follow

I am an Employment Consultant in Seattle with a mission to create life opportunities for persons with disabilities. I help this talent pool become gainfully employed and thrive in the community. According to the Bueau of Labor & Statistics the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is around 70%. With #RemoteWork becoming mainstream many of the individuals I support seek to #upskill and join the digital economy. Not everyone has a college degree or an IT background. They are resilient with a learn-it-all attitude and are often early adopter of assistive technologies that create a pathway to independence. During #Covid19 a job opportunity that is meaningful is a game changer and can overcome social exclusion and build a reservoir of hope for this talent pool. That being said it is one job at a time! Thanks for any feedback or pointers. #workfromhome #careerdiscovery

6
3 Answers
almost 4 years ago
Like
Answer
Share
Michelle Dhulogechi
Bullet point
Follow
First Lieutenant

Hi

4y
Mark As Helpful
Reply
Patrick DePinto
Bullet point
Follow
Financial Advisor Assistant at Pilot Financial

I will be keeping track of this. I have High-Functioning Autism (Asperger’s), though no one would think I do at all... but I’m convinced it shoots my chances at interviews by putting off bad vibes. Also it gives me a defeatist attitude about competing for anything against others, let alone jobs. I only have a liberal arts BA degree I did very well in and a lot of other credentials, but I feel like I have to totally shift to a new field in which merit will get you the job over interviewing skills. I actually do have great people skills but not under a strict hierarchical system or where you’re expected to act ‘inauthentic,’ such as in an interview.

4y
Mark As Helpful
Reply
Lauren Brucato
Bullet point
Follow
Product Manager at Jobcase

@Ramu Iyer this is a really cool question. I've also thought about where there are good roles in demand for folks with intellectual disabilities. Do you feel like data entry or something with some structure and repetitive tasks would be a good fit? Do you work with an organization in Seattle?

4y
Mark As Helpful
Reply
Add