The next meeting of our Job Club is free to all

Introduction

 

As mentioned in episode 40 of The Blind Side Podcast, we’re making some changes to the Mosen Consulting Job Club.

 

For those not familiar with our Job Club, everyone who purchases a copy of Bonnie Mosen’s popular and informative read on job seeking when blind, called “It’s Off to Work we Go”, is eligible to attend our Job Club. It’s a great way to get additional discussion about, and assistance with, job seeking when blind.

 

Soon, we’ll be switching away from our phone-based audio conference system for the Job Club, and using Zoom Cloud Meetings instead. At that point, we’ll be selling access to each Job Club meeting for a very low price. Don’t worry, everyone who has purchased Bonnie’s book will continue to have free, unlimited access to all Job Club sessions, and that benefit will continue for anyone who purchases Bonnie’s book in future.

 

An additional advantage of moving to Zoom is that it makes it easy for us to sell recordings of the sessions for those who are unable to attend in person.

 

To give you a taste of how useful these Job Club meetings are, we are opening the next one to everyone who wants to attend. There is no cost.

 

About our free Job Club session

 

The next job club meeting will be June 28, at 8:00 p.m. EST in the United States. That’s 12:00 p.m. on Thursday June 29 in New Zealand and 10:00 a.m. in Australia.

 

We are honoured to have Dr. Karen Wolff, a respected professional in employment for persons with disabilities, as our guest speaker. She will address current trends in resume writing– formatting, styles, and what today’s employers are looking for.

 

Dr. Karen Wolffe manages a private practice as a career counsellor and consultant in Austin, Texas. She also develops content for the World Blind Union’s employment resources website, Project Aspiro, consults with organisations and schools worldwide on employability skills training and transition programming for individuals with disabilities, and teaches distance education courses via Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) and Fitchburg University through the Perkins eLearning program.

 

Her employment history includes work with the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) as Director of Professional Development and CareerConnect® AFB’s on-line employment and mentoring service, course development and instruction at Hadley School for the Blind, and as a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas in Austin where she also directed the Job Readiness Clinic, an applied learning lab for people with disabilities looking for work and university students studying to become rehabilitation counsellors or special education teachers.

 

Dr. Wolffe has written extensively on the importance of careers and employment, social skills development, self-determination, and transition in the lives of people with disabilities. In addition, she has lectured extensively.

 

How to dial in

 

Below is a list of dial in numbers: If you do not see your country listed, please contact Bonnie prior to the call, and we will provide a number for your country.

 

  • New Zealand: +64-6-928 7533
  • Australia: +61 2 8077 0505
  • Ireland: +353 1 907 9713
  • South Africa: +27 87 825 0144
  • United Kingdom: +44-330 088 1603
  • United States: +1 515-604-9000

 

After you call in, you’re prompted for an access code. It is: 809369

 

Bonnie looks forward to your company for an informative and lively session of our Job Club.

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