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Finding a Job and Keeping it - Tips for Self Advocates

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Author and Resource Info: 
BCACL, the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, and the Self Advocacy Caucus
Summary: 

This is a plain language booklet for self advocates that gives helpful tips about finding a job and keeping it. See the table of contents below.

Why work? ................................................................................................................. 4

Top ten reasons why working is important ......................................................... 4

What self advocates need to go to work ............................................................. 4

Our voice on employment ...................................................................................... 5

• Our vision

• Our responsibilities

• Our future

What if I have never worked before? .................................................................. 6

Services and supports — who can help me? ...................................................... 6

Finding a job .............................................................................................................. 7

Job search tips ........................................................................................................... 7

Interview tips ............................................................................................................ 8

Resume example ...................................................................................................... 9

• Resume tips

• Cover letter tips

Keeping a job ............................................................. 10

Workers’ rights .......................................................... 11

Myths and facts about employment .................... 12

Employment success stories .................................. 13

Definitions .................................................................. 14

Links to helpful information ....................16

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