Segments in this Video

First Impressions (03:05)


The resume is the first impression an employer gets of a potential employee. For people with disabilities there's always an extra concern about when or if to disclose the disability.

Purpose of Resume and Cover Letter (02:57)

Learn tips for creating a customized cover letter that will get the attention of a potential employer. The cover letter and resume work hand-in-hand to put the best you have to offer in front of a job interviewer.

Writing a Resume (02:23)

A resume can be informative and persuasive even when you have no previous work experience. A resume is a summary of training, seminars, education, skills, abilities, and all the things you can do, not the things you can't.

Resume Formats (02:07)

Three different types and formats for resumes are illustrated and discussed. Resumes should be concise yet comprehensive, neat, one page long, and with lots of white space.

How to Write a Resume (04:53)

Viewers learn the finer points of writing a resume. From the heading to the end of the resume, each component is clearly illustrated and explained. Learn to create a professional image with each resume.

How to Write a Cover Letter (03:39)

A cover letter is your first shot at getting noticed and your best chance to ask for an interview. Learn the details of creating a professional cover letter that will get noticed by potential employers.

Job Applications (02:56)

Before filling out an application do a little research on the company. Read through the application first. It's important to know your legal rights as a disabled person.

Credits: Smart Resumes and Applications for People with Disabilities (00:58)

Credits: Smart Resumes and Applications for People with Disabilities

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Smart Resumes and Applications for People with Disabilities

Part of the Series : Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities
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A resume must be impressive. But for people with disabilities, there’s always an extra concern. At what stage of the process should the disability be mentioned—in the resume? On an application? Is it better to wait until a face-to-face interview? While there’s no easy answer, this video helps job seekers sift through the many challenges and decisions of completing resumes, cover letters, references, and applications. Illustrating the differences between chronological, functional, and combination resumes, as well as the specific uses of a targeted resume, the program explains why a candidate with a disability might choose one type or another and explores ways to submit an application package that is positive, professional, and proactive. A Cambridge Educational/MotionMasters Co-Production. A part of the series Disabilities at Work: Successful Job Hunting for People with Disabilities. (23 minutes)

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL44858

ISBN: 978-1-62102-253-4

Copyright date: ©2012

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

“An excellent primer for people with disabilities who are preparing for a job search and going on interviews....Highly recommended.”  —Video Librarian

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