One Comment on “Unemployment is real and it’s affecting me… It’s really hard to find work!!”

  1. Nelson Lui says:

    For people with disabilities, if you have trouble finding a job and want to maximize your chance in finding and succeeding one, go to the disability agencies and they will help find a job by training you in your resume, cover letter, and interviews. There should be a life/job coach who can help you find a job and train you on the job as well.

    Highlight your strengths, interests, values, and personalities. You don’t have to disclose your disability to your employers; usually, they don’t care if you have it or not because they expect you to be good at a job and be better at it. If employers starts discriminating you by not hiring you or neglecting you in the workplace, you can get help from a coach or HR department to deal with this issue.

    Lastly, it doesn’t matter how good you are because NETWORKING and COLDCALLING helps you land on a job much easier than your abilities and interests. Chat with employers as friendly persons, share what you know, and if they like you, you have a higher chance of being hired.

    That is all I have to say. I understand from reading this article that persons with disabilities are not given a fair chance of a job than normal people who prove to be better and capable in finding and succeeding in a job due to good social and emotional intelligence and better educational opportunities. Therefore, the persons with disabilities can’t do those things or are trying to, so the employers assume they cannot do it well enough like other normal people, so they automatically and quickly discard them from the workplace, which is perhaps discrimination or stereotypical assumptions that they are “retards”, stupid”, or “incompetent”.

    My advice is, DON’T GIVE UP. Keep shining your best abilities, interests, and values, and some employers with better understanding on your condition will open doors for you.

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