It is not easy to find a job. Finding the right job requires patience and perseverance. With guidance, it can be easier to find the job you desire. Your job search should be viewed as a rewarding and positive experience. There will be ups and downs in your job search. But you should not lose heart. Here’s a quick guide to help you in your job search for a deaf/hard of hearing job seeker.
Searching for job listings
To find the right job, you should look at jobs on websites and job boards. When searching for jobs online, make sure you use the correct keywords. Additionally, hashtags are increasingly popular on social media to search for jobs. Social media sites that target hard-of-hearing job seekers and deaf people are popular for using hashtags such as #DeafJobs and #DeafTalent to advertise job openings. Many employers also look for hard-of-hearing candidates via job postings on DeafJobWizard.com. This site has many job openings, from entry-level to senior-level. Make sure you check this website often for new listings.
Get job recommendations
Many people are hired by recommendations and networking. Many people get hired by networking and talking to someone within the company about job openings. This is true across all industries and organizations. Employers often hire people through referrals. You are more likely to be hired by an employer if someone recommends you than if you apply for open positions. Start by asking your friends and colleagues for information about any job opportunities that might be available. For job recommendations, reach out to your peers in the field you are interested in.
Employment programs for hard-of-hearing and deaf people
Many states have career centers or employment programs that specialize in helping hard-of-hearing job seekers find employment. These centers and programs can provide customized services to meet your employment needs. These services can help you with resume writing, interview skills, finding jobs, and any other support or training you may need. You can search online to find a nearby deaf employment program, career center, or contact your local deaf or hard of hearing office for assistance.
Ticket to Employment Program
The Social Security Administration (SSA), if you are a Social Security Income (SSI), or Social Security Disability Income, and want to work, has a ” Ticket To Work ” program. This program is designed to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing people to get training and find employment. Social Security beneficiaries can choose from a variety of options that will help them get to work. The Ticket To Work program is a voluntary and free program. For a referral, contact your local SSA office.
Keep learning and improving your skills over time so that you can move up in your career or get a better job at another company.