How to Get and Keep a Job - Week 2 - NetworkingTuesday, September 25, 2012
Welcome to week 2 - Special Edition of Lets Get Working called How to Get and Keep a Job. This week we are looking at What it costs to hire a person with a disability
, Disclosure and Networking
How much does Hiring a Person with a Disability Cost?They make less Occupational Health and Safety Compensation claimsTake less days offStay in their job longer - profitable for business ownersAre just as productive
DisclosureBest to talk about your disability up front if you can't hide it.For those disabilities that can't be seen. eg. Mental HealthIf you chose to disclose it can reduce your pressureIf you tell you can state what your disability is and how to handle it.However, it is a personal matter and your privacy needs to be respectedUltimately its your decision to disclose or not. Some employers may not want to employ you if they knew, but would you want to work for them anyway?
NetworkingPeople you are in contact with may know of job openings for youHave cards with your name and number to give to people to look for work for you. keep going back and reminding them.Be proud that you are looking for a job.
Why Network?80% of jobs are found through networking and cold calling.Job ads are only the tip of the iceburgYou have a bit more time with the employer when you find a job through networking and cold calling as there are not so many people inviewing for that job.
Who is in your Network?
|1. Family -|
|2. Friends -|
|3. Facebook -|
|4. School/TAFE -|
|5. Doctors -|
|6. Neighbours -|
|7. Old work friends -|
Now contact them and ask if they know of a job opening for you!
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!