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Careers for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals

People who are blind or visually impaired are employed in as many diverse jobs as those who are sighted in the workforce. Individuals with vision loss can perform jobs across all clusters of careers including marketing, human services, business management and administration, health science, law, agriculture, and more. ...




Doctors With Disabilities: Why They’re Important

Growing up, my sister never let our family get a blue “handicapped” placard for the car.
Born three months prematurely with cerebral palsy, she uses forearm crutches to get around. But she’d rather walk half a mile across a mall’s parking lot than take the reserved spot next to the entrance. ...




Looking for work with a learning disability: 'You feel like a failure' | Guardian Careers

“I went for an interview last week – a van job, cleaning – and I told them I had autism,” explains Christopher Burns, 40, in Cornwall. “The interviewer got his phone out and called his wife ‘cos she was a nurse. He had to find out what autism was. ...




How to Turn Challenges Like Deafness Into Gifts

Lauren Mackiewicz, 32, is a job coach at Easterseals in East Brunswick, N.J.Q. What does Easterseals provide and what is your role there?A. We offer children and adults with challenges like deafness and autism a variety of services including educational enrichment programs, residential group homes, recreational activities and employment assistance. ...




First Deaf Graduate Assessment Scheme – A pioneering success with Global Professional Services Firm EY

On 20 April 2017, Deaf Unity and EY ran a very successful mock Deaf Graduate Assessment Centre at EY’s offices in London. The assessors were very impressed with the performance of the Deaf candidates and the exercise proved to be a huge learning experience for everyone involved. ...




French Woman with Down’s Syndrome Presents the Weather

A French woman with Down's Syndrome fulfilled a lifelong ambition on Sunday by presenting the weather forecast on national television.Mélanie Ségard , 21, provided a summary of the weekend weather on France 2 after challenging broadcasters to take her on if she received 100,000 likes on her Facebook page "Melanie can do it," Agence France-Presse reports. ...




Ditch a dull job and find your passion instead

In 2003, Mya Zoracki had a charmed life that many could only hope for. She was in her fifth year working on the trading floor at the American Stock Exchange and spent her evenings earning her juris doctorate (JD) at Brooklyn Law School while her company footed the bill. ...




3 Contrarian Hacks for Achieving Work-Life Balance

How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony
 
There is a rule I follow that serves me well: To be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the exact opposite. I call this the “Contrarian’s Guide to Success,” and while several famous people have quotes similar to this statement attributed to them, I learned thisit in middle school from my basketball coach and have been applying it ever since. ...




7 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Your Résumé Stand Out And Get You An Interview

Most of us know from experience that looking for a job can be incredibly stressful. You spend hours upon hours perfecting your job materials, searching for openings, and sending in applications, only to have your potential employer spend six seconds looking at your hard work. ...




5 Ways To Be More Mindful, Well-Rested And Productive At Work

Work harder, work faster, work, work, work!If you’re feeling exhausted and overworked, you’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, job burnout’s on the rise: 97 percent of participants reported nonrestorative sleep and 23 percent indicated high levels of job strain. ...