Filling out a job application. Building a resume. Writing a cover letter. Going on an interview.
Whether you are new to the workforce or you’re trying to reenter, all of these steps are stressful. All can be confusing. And all are made worse when you have limb loss or limb difference and you don’t know how a potential employer will perceive you.
At the Amputee Coalition, we recognize this. Building qualified professionals is our priority. So, during Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month in April, we are unveiling an initiative to help adults, youth ages 15-17, and veterans navigate the terrain.
Our theme for the month is INSPIRE TO ELEVATE, and the Workforce Development Program will help you ELEVATE YOUR POTENTIAL.
This program offers one-on-one sessions with our workforce development manager; ideas and best practices for resumes, cover letters, and interviews; support in developing a professional career profile; fact sheets, webinars, and events throughout the year on job-related topics; a job board platform for job seekers and employers; and a career dashboard with job and internship opportunities for members of our Youth Engagement Program.
There is also information geared toward public health workers who assist people with limb loss and limb difference.
Wherever you are in your process, take advantage of the Workforce Development program to help you thrive.
Help promote Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month and join the conversation on social media using #InspireToElevate #LLLDAM, #LLAM, #NoAmputeeAlone, and #WeThrive.