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Job seeking advice for workers with a disability

Job seeking advice for workers with a disability
Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 19:21:24-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- Finding a job can be a challenge right now, and it's no different for some of the area's disabled workers.

There are some resources out there that can help with the employment search and process.

Wisconsin's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation is often a good place to start. The website can help people with job searches, career counseling, and training. The DVR can also pair workers up with local employment consultants.

Mallory Cornelius is the owner of VaryAbility, one of the companies that works with the state. She supports many job seekers with disabilities to meet their employment goals. She said competition for jobs can be tight right now, but there are some ways to stand out.

“It might mean having to network a little bit differently and making sure that instead of just doing the conventional apply and follow up, more networking and asking for informational interviews to try to be recognized in a different way," she said.

Other advice is to match resumes with job descriptions and keywords and be prepared to go through most of the job search virtually.

Cornelius said she supports a variety of careers and can be involved in different ways to help workers find a job.