- Paperback: 273 pages
- Publisher: Worknet Training Services (September 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0965705706
- ISBN-13: 978-0965705707
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No One Is Unemployable: Creative Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Employment
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In addition to disabilities, the authors also discuss having been on welfare, having a criminal background, issues with chronic lateness, having been fired, memory problems, and former drug or alcohol addiction. The discussion of offensive body odor is a great example.
Most job-hunting-for-people-with-disabilities books focus primarily on people with visible, physical disabilities that do not affect their job performance if they have technological accomodations in place. Hidden disabilities need different solutions and even the ADA keeps changing.
Unfortunately, the ADA does not protect against prejudice and that is what this book focuses upon. The book pays a lot of attention to issues dealing with co-workers. While a boss may be accomodating, co-workers often are not.
The authors show you how you can be the best possible employee with the right job. But it just isn't possible to explain why you would be the best possible hire if you don't know what the employer is, and isn't, looking for. For example, the authors give specific advice for ex-con's and recovering alcoholics to explain why they would be the BEST possible employees for certain jobs, not just "ok" employees. Just about every situation can be an advantage, depending on how you look at it. And some "problems" aren't really problems if you know how to deal with them.
If you have a disability or know someone who has any kind of barrier to employment, beg or borrow a copy of this book. It is wonderful.
This book is able to hit on the head issues like these, or like past criminal history with the professionalism and effectiveness you would not believe. I think this book has a special annointing and so do the people who wrote it, you can just feel it in the words!
As a last comment, I never realized I would have to use it for myself when I got laid off from my job. I was faced with taking the same advice I gave to my customers since my resume positions me as a "job hopper" and within one week of being laid off by using this book, I followed it exactly and I had one interview and several quality job referrals within one week of applying the principals on myself.
Look at the other reviews and take some advice...this book is a MUST HAVE for any career and employment professional, and it should be mandatory for government Employment Specialist who work with diverse and hard to place populations all the time.