The JJs List Blog

Motivation is Magic

Motivation is the key to a successful job search. So what does that mean for your young adult with a disability? For starters, if he or she is not motivated to work, it’s going to be a long and tough road to get to…

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Guest Blog: How I Landed My First Job

After I passed my second actuarial exam in December 2012, I spent two years struggling to find work in the field. I applied for over 100 jobs as an actuary or in related fields, only to receive a small handful of interviews. It made me…

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Last Week in the Snow as a Wheelchair-User

Many people are unaware of the difficulty wheelchair-users face when maneuvering through snow. The news covers the story from many angles. Everyone sees people shoveling their cars out, plow drivers working over-time and people climbing over snow banks.  However, people with disabilities are never shown…

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Disclosure 101

02/03/15 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

Individuals with disability who are looking for work will have to consider whether or not they want to disclose their disability to their future employer. Before you make a decision about disclosure, it is important to understand the facts and to weigh the advantages and…

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