Re: it jobs problems

Hey Marvin,

I have not been obsessively reading all your postings, so apologies if
I have missed key parts of your background. A few different thoughts,
and isnce I am in the middle of defining some job roles and hiring for
some projects, maybe some credibility from that point of view. I wish
I had any tasks that could be done remotely, though if you want to
email me a resume offlist, I can keep it on file. Not vast wealth or
permanent positions, but some useful contract stuff might be
foreseeable.

Go online where the jobs are:
--If you Google with Freelance and some of your specific IT skills,
you should find a few different jobs boards where people post
freelance jobs. I used to read them more than I do right now and I
have forgotten the names of the better ones.
   If the jobs match your skill set or can conceivably be done by you,
apply based on your skills and don't feel obliged to tell them you are
blind. Even if you don't apply right away, you can get some idea of
the kinds of projects that are out there and start getting your foot
in the door. You will also get a sense of the market, how much you can
reasonably do and how to be competitive.

Electronic presence
--A professional online image can make a difference. Your email id
might work great for Trekkies but some employers will not take you
seriously.

--Other employers will Google you so if you must post your incendiary
comments about the issues du jour, perhaps a good pseudonym would be
appropriate.

GOOD LUCK

DoreneC
Seattle

On 12/15/08, Stuart.Barron <Stuart.Barron@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello Marvin
>
> Have you had a word with the Disablement Resettlement Officer at your local
> Job centre, because if you get a full-time job they supply a taxi to and
> from work. That's what I was told when I started looking for work.  Also
> there are some more useful things they can do for you.
>
> Help this Helps
> Regards
> Stuart
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin
> Sent: 15 December 2008 12:29
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: it jobs problems
>
> Hi.
> well, have been looking for part time or full time it jobs in devonport tas.
> seems a lot of private and government jobs are in Launcestan or Hobart.
> and transport, could be a major problem, to me even getting a chance to get
> an interview.
> just starting seriosly to look for jobs.
> put a few feelers, asking for if any companies in devonport, or ulverston or
>
> latrobe, a few it companies. but have not heard back from them.
> so what do you suggest i do?
> as the public transport system, not really that great.
> no passenger trains, only buses, and that would take 3 hours or more out of
> my day to travel to Launcestan and return to devonport.
> pity there are no online jobs i could do as a part of a team, from home
> using the internet.
> suppose, most it firms have not the infresturcture to set that up.
> so just wondering, what are my options.
> there might be possible employment with Devon Industries, a supported work
> shop, and mainly manufacturing.
> they do have a admin section, but no it.
> they suggested i contact wise or ability employment.
> well, when i was in devonport, before moving to the mainland, then moving
> back to tas.
> long story.
> will not bore you with that, that's for another time and another place.
> so, what do you recommend?
> any suggestions, possible solutions, or work arounds, would be fine.
> or even possible links to possible job vacancies.
> i do not really want to work in a supported work shop, did that about 20
> years ago at the royal society for the blind of south Australia.
> so what do you suggest?
> at a loss.
> have been looking around for a little while, searching online job sites.
> and get some it jobs, but they are in Launcestan or Hobart.
> any ideas?
> i have seem to hit a brick wall.
> i do get a taxi subsedy.
> but even at 2 days a week, to Launcestan and back, could be quite expensive.
> unless, be able to car pool, even if i can get an interview, get short
> listed, and even get the position.
> and even if i bring my laptop, which has jaws.
> really hit a brick wall and need suggestions.
> any one else been in this situation, middle aged, blind and trying to get a
> foot into this industry?
> cheers Marvin.
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