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About Us imageAbilityLinks is a nationwide, web-based community for qualified job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers. Job seekers who want to connect to employers by voluntarily self-identifying having a disability use AbilityLinks to post resumes and apply for jobs. No information about disability type is asked.

Employers seeking to find qualified candidates with disabilities use AbilityLinks to post jobs and search resumes. AbilityLinks Information and Referral Counselors, that happen to have a disability, provide a caring human touch. Read more or contact us today!

Scott Hoesman

Scott Hoesman

In partnership with ADA 25 Chicago, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital recently hosted a Business Leaders Breakfast to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities. Panel  members Francisco Alvarado, Pat Maher, Bill Bogdan, Mike Cabin, and moderator, Scott Hoesman, InQuest Consulting engaged the audience by sharing practical tips and strategies to increase disability inclusion, especially in the workplace. After the program, guests toured Marianjoy’s new Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute (MARTI) and participated in live demonstrations of technology that increases independence and choice for persons with disabilities. If you attended, we want your feedback! Please take a brief survey. Learn more about ADA 25 Chicago.

• Offered job during an instant messenger interview, often Yahoo Messenger. Jobs ARE NOT offered during online interviews or by email. Email subject line says JOB OFFER or JOB INTERVIEW!
• Scammers use free personal email accounts like @yahoo.com, @gmail.com. Real business email addresses END with the company name like @starbucks.com, @walmart.com.
• Offered a check/direct deposit or something that sounds valuable, and asked for bank account/personal information. NEVER give bank account/personal information or money to anyone you don't know.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not true. Read more tips. Read How to Tell if a Job is a Scam.

New Scam Alert! If you get an email like this, it's a SCAM: INTERNATIONAL EXPATRIATE OFFICIAL JOB ONLINE INTERVIEW Your name has been shortlisted/Chosen among the Lucky expatriates who submitted their CV ONLINE ... You have to complete the following information and send it back to us through ... Maritimecompany@qq.com. 

National Louis University, Case Manager PACE program, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Lighthouse, U.I. Health Customer CARE Center, Call Center Supervisor, Trainer/Quality Assurance Specialist, Customer CARE Representative, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Lighthouse Illinois Tollway Call Center agents, Chicago, IL
Patten Industries, Computer Specialist, Elmhurst, IL.
KPMG, Big Data Analytics Business Consultant, Chicago, IL
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Temporary, Seasonal Workers for 2015. Brookfield, IL
Work From Home
Employment Options, Inc. Work @ Home Agents- 47 States -SSDI/SSI Recipient
Pearl Interactive Network, Inc., Virtual Sourcing Specialist, Virtual Captioning/Transcription Specialist, Virtual Document Specialist, Work From Home
W.W. Grainger, Inc, Territory Sales Associate, Lake Forest, IL
Project STARFISH, free business skills training, any location
nAblement, Looking for Talent and Passion in IT, Chicago, IL
Student Internships
State of Illinois, Internship Opportunities with Illinois State Government
Coyote, Coyote Logistics Summer Internship 2015, Chicago, IL
American Civil Liberties Union, FALL 2015 LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, FALL 2015 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY, New York, NY

 

Join presenter Mark Williams for an encore presentation of a popular AbilityLinks webinar about Impression Management, or self-presentation. Learn how you can leverage self-presentation in the interview, and how you can think about voluntary disclosure of your disability for a variety of reasons. Learn how to leverage disclosure to cast your disability as an asset and to dispel some of the misperceptions and myths about disability that your interviewer may have. Join this prerecorded webinar now. Read more about Impression Management..

By Bill O'Connor
Donka Inc., based in Wheaton, IL., is a non-profit organization that provides computer training and job readiness services to persons with physical, visual and limited learning disabilities. Through use of computers and assistive technology, persons with disabilities become more self-sufficient and independent members of the community. Read more.

The interview process can be a nerve-wracking experience for any job-seeker, but people with disabilities can have extra concerns to deal with. Mark Williams, Consulting Director of the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network, presented a webinar in conjunction with AbilityLinks on February 26, 2015, tackling these very issues. Read more.

Recognizing and Managing Interview Bias
While bias is intrinsic to human nature, organizations and interviewers should seek to understand bias, how it relates to disability, and how it can be addressed.

Not only to reduce the risk of litigation or noncompliance with regulations, a level playing field for jobseekers with disabilities contributes to the diversity that companies today recognize as a strategic imperative.

Project Implicit, based at Harvard University, offers a free, online assessment for individuals, called The Implicit Association Test, which reports on bias in a variety of areas including disability. Read More.



 
 

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