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Articles/Presentations:

Entrepreneurship Webcast...Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat: Getting on the Road to Self-Employment or a Job That's Right for You
Learn how your talents can be used in getting a job or starting your own business.  
* Session I - Mapping Your Road To Work: Knowing Your Vehicle, Choosing Your Route
* Session II - Imagine Yourself in the Driver's Seat: Destination Entrepreneurship
* Session III - Where Can I Get Help?  Employment and Small Business Resources

Keys to My Dream: Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities to Start a Small Business
This brief article, while focused on Florida, provides a nice overview of resources available to individuals with a disability who are interested in starting their own business.

Disability Employment 101 (The Center for Workforce Preparation)
This guide provides information for business, industry and service providers about how to hire people with disabilities and access resources to better meet the growing need of business for a skilled workforce.  

Workbooks/Manuals:

Seeking Supported Employment: What You Need to Know
This interactive workbook is part of the Self-Determination series developed by Dr. Judith Cook and Carol Petersen of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Career Planning Curriculum: Instructor's Guide and Reference Handbook
These materials are designed to guide rehabilitation practitioners in helping people with psychiatric disabilities to specify and to plan for the attainment of vocational goals that reflect both reality and hope.

 

Books:

What Color is Your Parachute? 2004: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters & Career-Changers
"WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? HOT AGAIN, 30 YEARS AFTER DEBUT." So ran the headline this past October in the Seattle Times. Actually, it has been "hot"—the best-selling job-hunting book in the world—year after year, for more than three decades now, so much so that it is referred to as "the job-hunters’ bible." Author: Richard Nelson Bolles. (Amazon.com)  

Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities
In JOB-HUNTING FOR THE SO-CALLED HANDICAPPED, Bolles and Dale Susan Brown guide readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. The authors begin by demystifying the intricacies of the ADA, describing in clear terms what the act does and does not guarantee disabled job hunters, and then move on to job-hunting strategies tailored specifically to people with disabilities. (Amazon.com)

Job Search Handbook for People With Disabilities (Daniel J. Ryan)
This is one of the few complete career planning and job search guides for people with physical and mental disabilities. Helps readers identify their strengths; explore career options; find job openings; explore the hidden job market; write resumes, cover letters, and follow-up letters; and perform well in interviews. Shows readers how to tell potential employers about their disabilities and ask for reasonable accommodations. Helps readers understand and navigate employment law as it applies to them. And after the reader lands the job they want, this book prepares them for job success. (Amazon.com)

Resume Writing:

hotjobs (yahoo) resume tips

monstor.com resume center

University of Cincinnati Career Development Center (resume tips)

Susan Ireland Resumes

Quintessential Careers Resume/CV Articles

electronic resumes and resources

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