Welcome to Career Advantage for V.I.P.s: An Employment Preparation Primer for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired. (In this case, V.I.P. stands for both Visually Impaired and Very Important Person!) Are you blind or visually impaired? Are you making the transition from high school, college, or other training program into the workforce? Or are you an adult seeking to find or change employment? If so, this self-guided program was designed for you!
Career Advantage offers eight instructional modules which you can explore at your own pace. Portions of the program require advanced reading levels, which those with a high school degree typically have. The first four modules provide tools to take you, step by step, through the processes of self-assessment, career exploration, development of effective job search techniques, and decision-making about resume design and development. Information about job accommodations, talking to employers about vision loss, and the interview process are covered in modules 5 through 7. The final module of Career Advantage offers information, suggestions, and activities to help you move beyond learning new skills to applying them as an effective job-seeker. The NRTC researchers and designers of Career Advantage wish you success in your efforts to secure employment that is a good fit for your skills and interests!
Career Advantage for V.I.P.s was developed by researchers at Mississippi State University through a grant from the Department of Education: NIDRR grant number H133A070001-09. For access to the Career Advantage for V.I.P.s program, please complete the survey at http://tiny.cc/CareerAdvantage.