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Finding a Job

Searching for a job is a process, and it can sometimes be a lengthy one. It involves drawing on skills you’ve developed over time including reflection, research, planning, writing, speaking, problem solving and self-advocacy. There are many businesses and organizations that seek to hire people with disabilities in order to increase diversity in their workplace. Below you will find different resources and websites you can use when looking for a career.

Career Search Sites for People with Disabilities

Many businesses and corporations want to increase diversity in their workplace and therefore specifically look to hire individuals with disabilities. The websites listed below seek to assist minority groups in finding their ideal career.

  • Ability Jobs – The goal of Ability Jobs is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, or searching resumes, employers can find qualified persons with disabilities as well as demonstrate their affirmative action and open door policies.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized work-site accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.
  • Career One Stop – Career One Stop is a source for employment information to guide career success. They assist job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals while specifically focusing on under-represented workers to connect them with jobs and career-related information.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) – COSD is a free job posting database and online community for students with disabilities. Students can connect with employers here to find jobs and internships in all industries.
  • Disabledperson.com – This website serves as a job board for people with disabilities. They boast over 40,000 active job openings from all across the U.S. posted by companies who are looking to hire people with disabilities.
  • Disability.gov – The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.
  • Getting Hired – Getting Hired is a free online job posting and networking community for individuals with disabilities.

**If you are an employer looking to hire students with disabilities and are interested in connecting with our clients, please contact Jessie Kourliouros at Jessica.kourliouros@wisc.edu.**

UW Career Resources

UW-Madison offers a variety of tools to assist in finding a job here in Madison or well beyond.

  • BuckyNet - BuckyNet is a password-protected software program for UW students and alumni that serves to connect both students and employers. It is shared among many of the schools and colleges at UW-Madison. 
  • Jobs at UW-Madison – Interested in working for the University? The University of Wisconsin–Madison employs more than 16,000 people in nearly all types of occupations. These include instruction, research, administration, custodial, information technology, and health care.
  • Career Locker - CareerLocker was created by the UW School of Education. This website provides the information, tools, and resources that young adults need to make the best decisions for their future by providing career assessments, links to job openings, individual learning plans, and more. To access CareerLocker, simply login to MyUW using your NetID login, click on “Add more to home” found in the upper right hand corner of the page, and search CareerLocker. You will then be able to launch the app and create an account.
  • Job Openings at McBurney – If you are interested in working for the McBurney Disability Resource Center, be sure to check out our website as positions are posted as they become available.
  • On-campus Interviews at UW - On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) streamlines the application and first round interview process for both full-time and internship opportunities by providing you with the opportunity to interview with an employer right here at UW-Madison.

Other Job Search Resources

  • Dane County Job Center – The Dane County Job Center is a central location for people looking for work and businesses that need help finding qualified applicants.
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