The Digital Economy

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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
screen1-480x480 The app, "Telling Your Story," helps you create and practice your personal story with tips on how to best present yourself, to help inform and educate your elected public officials about issues that are important to you.

iPad version
iPhone/iPod Touch version
Amazon Kindle Fire HD version
Android tablet version - Google Play
Android phone version - Google Play

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