connect ability: Getting Experience

Getting Experience

Most employers like to hire people who've already had some work experience. Employers often think that if you have experience, they won't have to spend as much time training you. But if you haven't worked before, how can you get the experience employers want? Here are some suggestions.


After-School/Summer Employment

Parenting Tip

Chances are, your first job wasn't your "dream job." The same will likely be true for your son or daughter. As you know, most employers like to hire people who already have work experience. Helping your son or daughter get real-world experience through volunteering, summer, after-school work, or an internship may be one of the most important things you can help them do to promote their future success. Research has shown that most young adults with disabilities have not had the same opportunities as other young adults to try out work, gain experience, and build references for resumes. This puts young adults with disabilities at a considerable disadvantage when they complete postsecondary education and begin their job search. The best thing you can do is give your son or daughter the same advantages as any other young adult.

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