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Get to know yourself first.

What do you like to do?

Can you turn what you like to do into a career? It’s possible. In most cases, however, finding a job that you enjoy can be a challenge. This is why it is so important to be prepared when you start the process. Here’s a great checklist to use that will help clarify a few things.

1. I know the career field I will enter after high school/college. checkbox Yes checkbox No

Write it here:.........................................................................................

Or, note your fields of interest/types of jobs that you like: ..............................................................................................................

2. I know what type of education/training I need for the career I want.
checkbox Yes checkbox No

Write it here:.........................................................................................

3. I am currently employed and it is a field/job I like. checkbox Yes checkbox No

4. My current job provides opportunities for further education or training.
checkbox Yes checkbox No
(If you don’t know, find out. Ask your supervisor/boss.)

5. I don’t know about my future field/ job checkbox Yes checkbox No

Questions to consider when planning for employment:
(write your answers on the space provided)

1. Do you know what type of healthcare and cash benefits you are receiving? checkbox Yes checkbox No

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2. Have you considered how working will affect your benefits?checkbox Yes checkbox No

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3. What kind of accommodations do you need in order to perform the job that you want?  (An “accommodation” is any change to your job or your work environment that will allow you to do your job well and is needed because of your disability – some examples are special computer software or getting instructions explained to you by a co-worker)

checkbox Yes checkbox No

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4. Do you know what kind of work you want to do? checkbox Yes checkbox No

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5. Have you developed a resume? checkbox Yes checkbox No

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6. Are you going to need a personal care attendant or job coach to help you at work?   checkbox Yes checkbox No

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7. Will you disclose your disability to your employer? checkbox Yes checkbox No
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If you don’t know the answers to some of these questions, read on for information and resources that will help you!

 

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