You can build the foundation for a happy, independent life that your youngster with unexpected challenges can enjoy.
To do so, you need three resources: a basic understanding of career management, the lessons I’ve learned through my experiences and what other parents recommend.
That’s what you’ll discover on the Cerebral Palsy Career Builders Blog.
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Learn to tell a cerebral palsy story about yourself. That’s what I would recommend to the middle school student with cerebral palsy who you are now mentoring as a career coaching parent.
Teamwork building for the elementary student with cerebral palsy you’re mentoring sometimes gets down to turning around the idea that individuals with disabilities are takers and not givers.
Creating a personal brand is especially important for job seekers with cerebral palsy because it helps them and their potential employers to realistically answer three key questions.
Build a social network. That’s a key step the college student with cerebral palsy you’re career coaching can take right now to prepare for the mainstream job market.
High school is the right time for your youngster to look at the current needs of the job market and to plan how he or she can personally turn those unmet needs, particularly the gap between need and availability of problem solving skills, into opportunities as an eventual job seeker.
Here are two cerebral palsy answers to the question your middle school student will most likely face when he or she enters tomorrow’s world of work. That question is: “You have CP. Why should I hire you?”
Career information for kids is a cerebral palsy (CP) career builder I wish I had when I was in elementary school. Be sure to add it to your tool chest as a career-coaching parent.
Be your own best salary calculator.
That’s my advice for the new job seeker with cerebral palsy (CP) you may be currently guiding as a parent, mentor or coach.