Online Job Fairs: Viable Option for Disabled Job Seekers
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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From Brazen Careerist.

The job market can already be tough, but there can be an added challenge for job seekers with a disability. Disabled Americans are protected from discrimination by law, but it’s great to have resources that will make job seeking that much easier. Online job fairs offer both convenience and viable opportunities to network and market yourself.

Brazen Careerist offers the following tips on how to find and navigate Web-based job fairs:

Targeted online career fairs give you an advantage
Unlike with women- and minority-focused recruiting, there’s no clear-cut way to identify or explain a disability. Furthermore, employment experts do not recommend highlighting a disability in a resume or cover letter.

By participating in an online recruiting environment that’s specifically targeted to people with disabilities, candidates can let their guards down, knowing the employer is eager to learn more about them.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.