Jobs vs. Careers: What’s the Difference?

A job and a career are quite different. Knowing the differences is important because your first few jobs will likely be outside your desired career field. Let’s look at the differences between the two and discuss how jobs are one way to prepare for a career.  Jobs vs. Careers  Jobs are often short-term positions, usually … Continued

Job Search Tips to Empower Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Editor’s Note: The upcoming 154th APH Annual Meeting will celebrate successful new products, services, processes, and initiatives. It will also be an opportunity to enjoy related meetings, network with new colleagues, and connect with old friends. This year’s Annual Meeting is hosted October 5-7th, 2022, and you’re invited! Its theme is emPOWERed, and we celebrate … Continued

Overcoming Adversity as a Blind Job Seeker During a Pandemic

My name is Paulina Vazquez. I am a recent college graduate with a background in Communications. I am currently seeking employment as a customer service representative.  Although I have several career goals. including working in the travel industry or working in public relations, I’m keeping my options open for any opportunities that come my way. I love … Continued

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit

APH ConnectCenter and NSITE Deliver Resourcesand Access to Job Opportunities to Createa Diverse and Inclusive Workforce for Job Seekers (Leaders in Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Collaborate to Create On-Demand Job Seeker’s Toolkit for Career-Ready Blind and Low Vision Individuals.) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 24, 2022) – American Printing House for the Blind ConnectCenter and NSITE, have … Continued

Solutions or Excuses? Which Describes Your Actions As a Job Seeker or Employee Who Is Visually Impaired

The title of my blog may cause you to raise your brow. As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working to prepare my students who are blind or visually impaired for the workforce, I find myself raising my brow when I hear excuses from students who choose not to locate or utilize known solutions … Continued

Find a Job As an Individual Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired

Are you ready to start your job hunt? Good! This section will give you detailed information on how to increase your chances of becoming a successful job seeker by preparing yourself as a person who is visually impaired to locate and land a job you love. All people face obstacles to employment, but vision loss … Continued

Useful Links for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

APH CareerConnect Partners Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) CNIB is a Canadian national organization that offers resources specific to vision health, vision loss, consumer products, research, accessibility, library, and services for persons with vision loss. GettingHired offers job listings, tools, forums, employment advice, great articles, and resources for job seekers with disabilities. … Continued