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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Unemployment Polls for Deaf & HoH Only!





 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

What are the best jobs for deaf people?

Deaf people can do anything they want as long as they are truly passionate about what they do. As long as you believe in yourself and have what it takes to be at where you want to be, you probably will make it. Whatever job it may be, just remember that there are many obstacles and challenges that you might face on the road to success. It's great that we have ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) to protect our rights to have access to all employment opportunities, but there are people in all professions who can be discriminative toward Deaf people. 

Some Deaf people are typing in the search engine "What are the best jobs for Deaf?" to find some answers. They are asking around and trying to figure out how to find an employment that fits them better. I honestly can't tell you exactly what kind of job is best for you, but here are some jobs listed below that may make it easier for you to find a job if you do not want to deal with discrimination from employers. This article is for the people who only want a "safe" job.

Here is a list of jobs:

1. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

2. Therapist (for deaf patients)

3. School Counselor

4. Teacher (of any subject) in Deaf Education

5. Employment Specialist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

6. ASL Teacher (may be specifically for hearing students who want to learn ASL)

7. Customer Service Rep. for deaf customers (rarely but there are quite a few jobs out there)

8. Audiologist

9. Writer/Editor/Proofreader (you must have strong English skills)

10. Starting a business of your own (you have to create something unique and necessary for people's daily lives)

11. Deaf Services Manager

12. Human Services

If none of these careers interests you and you feel that you are talented and have a lot to offer, then you may want to consider other career options carefully. The best way to start is find something that fits your personality and your lifestyle regardless of whether you're deaf or not.

If you are interested in working in the creative industries but can't find a job in that field, then you should consider starting a business of your own. It's up to you.

If you have any other careers in mind that I have not mentioned here, please tell us!


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is it wise to tell hiring managers you're deaf?

I wrote an article titled "What you should do and shouldn't do when applying for jobs" you may find on this blog site. Someone made a comment regarding the topic that made me take a step back and think. They said they did not want to waste their time and money for gas by driving to interview only to find hiring managers disappointed that they're deaf. I thought you may miss out on such good opportunities if you put down your deafness on your resume, but at the same time, they have made a good point about the time and money.

So, I decided to do a little experiment of my own. I sent an extraordinarily good resume to a company for a job posted on craigslist.com. They immediately contacted me the next day, asking for my phone number so they could interview me on the phone. I emailed them back right away, thanked them for contacting me for the job and asked them if they would be comfortable working with hard of hearing professionals like me. Guess what? I haven't heard back from them in two months.

Well, that is the story of my experiment. It's clear that they aren't interested in hard of hearing professionals, and I didn't even say I was deaf but just hard of hearing. If I hadn't told them I was hard of hearing, they would have invited me for interview, but then they would have been disappointed if they had met me in person. Waste of time, right? Now, we know. It's completely up to you if you prefer to put down your deafness on your cover letter or resume to save your time or keep your information to yourself until after they invite you to job interview.

What are your thoughts on this?

Thanks for the reading!

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