Getting Started

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    Partners in Employment
    Module 1 Getting Started-
    Unit 1 Minimum System Requirements
    Unit 2 Staying Safe on the Internet
    Unit 3 How Long the Course Takes
    Unit 4 Tips for Success
    Unit 5 What You'll Learn in the Course
    Unit 6 Overview of Six Modules
    Unit 7 Lessons, Assignments and Exercises
    Unit 8 Learning From Others
    Unit 9 Extra Help Along the Way
    Unit 10 Course Exams
    Unit 11 Certificate of Completion
    Unit 12 Getting Started
    Unit 13 How to Navigate the Course
    Module 2 World of Work+
    Unit 1 Module 2: World of Work
    Unit 2 What is a Job?
    Unit 3 The Disability Gap
    Unit 4 Where We've Been
    Unit 5 Expanding Opportunities
    Unit 6 Options for the Future
    Unit 7 Do You Know Today's Hot Jobs?
    Unit 8 Supported Employment
    Unit 9 Natural Supports
    Unit 10 Supported Employment: Do Natural Supports Happen Naturally?
    Unit 11 Reasonable Accommodations
    Unit 12 Exercise: What Kind of Support Is It?
    Unit 13 The Hiring Process
    Unit 14 What Employers Want
    Unit 15 Preparing for the Job Hunt: Creating A Career File
    Unit 16 Putting It All Together
    Unit 17 Exam #1
    Unit 18 Exam #1: Answer Key
    Module 3 Finding a Career Meant For You+
    Unit 1 Module 3: Finding a Career Meant For You
    Unit 2 Think Career, Not Job: Pursuing Your Dreams
    Unit 3 Think Career, Not Job: Career Planning For People With Developmental Disabilities
    Unit 4 Your Personal Network - Strength in Numbers
    Unit 5 The Discovery Process
    Unit 6 Documenting Discovery
    Unit 7 Exercise: Catch Your Personal Network
    Unit 8 Assignment: What's Your Personal Network?
    Unit 9 Finding the Perfect Fit: Skills and Abilities
    Unit 10 Exercise: Match Up the Right Skills
    Unit 11 Assignment: What Do Other People Do?
    Unit 12 Assignment: What Are Your Skills and Abilities?
    Unit 13 Finding the Perfect Fit: Wants and Needs
    Unit 14 Assignment: Determining a Want or Need
    Unit 15 Assignment: What Are Your Wants and Needs?
    Unit 16 Finding the Perfect Fit: Conditions For Work
    Unit 17 Assignment: What's Right For You?
    Unit 18 Finding the Perfect Fit: Special Considerations
    Unit 19 Assignment: Pushing the Limits
    Unit 20 What Do You Want To Do?
    Unit 21 Exercise: Surfing the Web For Ideas
    Unit 22 You Be the Boss
    Unit 23 Networking - What's In Your Backyard?
    Unit 24 Assignment: Fitting the Pieces of Your Puzzle
    Unit 25 Pulling It All Together
    Unit 26 Exam #2
    Unit 27 Exam #2: Answer Key
    Module 4 Careers in the Digital Economy+
    Unit 1 Careers in the Digital Economy
    Unit 2 Exercise: "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"
    Unit 3 The Digital Economy
    Unit 4 Using Technology in 21st Century Careers
    Unit 5 Critical Skills in the Digital Economy
    Unit 6 Exercise: Think Positive
    Unit 7 Meet the Future Face of Employment
    Unit 8 Keys to Finding the Right Job
    Unit 9 Assessing Your Skills and Interests
    Unit 10 Exercise: Making the Most of WOW! Skills
    Unit 11 Exercise: Making the Most of WOW! Skills - Answer Key
    Unit 12 Careers That Work with Your Way of Thinking
    Unit 13 Exercise: Matching Your Interests to the Job
    Unit 14 Exercise: Matching Your Interests to the Job - Answer Key
    Unit 15 Do You Have What It Takes?
    Unit 16 Employer Resources
    Unit 17 Other Employment Options
    Unit 18 Exercise: Aspiritech's Successful Approach
    Unit 19 Exercise: Aspiritech's Successful Approach - Answer Key
    Unit 20 Building Soft Skills
    Unit 21 Self-Advocacy
    Unit 22 Pulling It All Together
    Unit 23 Exam #3
    Unit 24 Exam #3 - Answer Key
    Module 5 Marketing Yourself+
    Unit 1 Module 5: Marketing Yourself
    Unit 2 Putting Your Story Together
    Unit 3 Video Resumes
    Unit 4 Putting Your Story on Paper: Types of Resumes
    Unit 5 Assignment: Building Your Resumé
    Unit 6 Putting Your Story On Paper: When Portfolios Are Preferred
    Unit 7 Putting Your Story On Paper: Cover Letters
    Unit 8 Exercise: What's Right About This Cover Letter?
    Unit 9 Exercise: What's Right About This Cover Letter?
    Unit 10 Putting Your Story On Paper: Filling Out Job Applications
    Unit 11 Using Social Media to Find a Job
    Unit 12 When and How to Disclose a Disability: The Disclosure Dilemma
    Unit 13 When and How to Disclose a Disability: Pros and Cons of Disclosing
    Unit 14 Take Action! Make a Plan
    Unit 15 Take Action! Ready, Set, Contact!
    Unit 16 Assignment: Planning Your Search
    Unit 17 Before the Interview: Be Prepared
    Unit 18 Before the Interview: Get the Facts
    Unit 19 Before the Interview: Time and Place
    Unit 20 Before the Interview: Questions and Answers
    Unit 21 Exercise: What an Employer Can and Cannot Ask
    Unit 22 Before the Interview: Questions You Don't Have to Answer
    Unit 23 Telling Your Story In-Person: I'm OK, You're OK
    Unit 24 Telling Your Story In-Person: The Employer's Point of View
    Unit 25 Telling Your Story In-Person: First Impressions Count!
    Unit 26 Telling Your Story In-Person: Getting Help During the Interview Process
    Unit 27 Telling Your Story In-Person: Ending the Interview
    Unit 28 The Waiting Game
    Unit 29 Evaluating the Job
    Unit 30 Accepting a Position
    Unit 31 Pulling It All Together: Nicely Done!
    Unit 32 Exam #4
    Unit 33 Exam #4: Answer Key
    Module 6 Conclusion - The Future Awaits!+
    Unit 1 Conclusion - The Future Awaits!
    Unit 2 Partners in Employment Feedback
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    iPad version
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    Android phone version - Google Play

    View a print version of each of the screens for the "Telling our Story" app >>

    For those who cannot use this app, here is a basic script for any communication with a public official >>