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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Denver Employment Series

NFB of Denver kicks Off Spring Employment Series

COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our lives over the past year, and not least how we work, whether we have work,  and how we find work during a socially-distanced pandemic. With the vaccine rollouts underway, we can finally anticipate the end of masks and meeting restrictions, but we also know that many of these changes are likely to remain with us for a good while.

And just how do you like  working from home and remote job interviews?

With all this in mind, the Denver Chapter Board put together a three-part employment series to assist our blind members as we all learn to navigate the changing employment landscape. All are welcome!

We started our three-part series at the March meeting. Erin Daley, chapter secretary, and Ryan Adams, a 2017 graduate of the Colorado Center for the Blind discussed their very recent experiences out in the job market. Both, in fact, have recently started new positions that represent advancements in their respective careers. Yes, these two were applying, interviewing and finding new jobs as blind professionals even during the pandemic. Their tips about interviewing on the now-ubiquitous medium of Zoom, ensuring the camera is squared up, and universal tips on resume-writing were fresh and exciting.

We hope you’ll join us for our final two sessions in this employment series.

  • On April 17 we’ll continue exploring today’s employment landscape with a panel of blind people that have cool and interesting jobs. We will also hold mock interviews in Zoom breakout rooms so you can get some real practice and maybe work out some of those interview jitters! We’re asking that anyone who is interested in a mock interview sign up in advance. More about how to do that ant the mock job description for which you’ll be interviewing will be released in early April.
  • Our NFB Denver May 15 meeting will be dedicated to Staying Connected through Social Media and Virtual Networking! Our experts will guide us through some indispensable apps and platforms such as LinkedIn, Skype, Clubhouse, Indeed, and other networked tools that can be helpful for the job hunt.

You won’t want to miss these, so come ready to take notes and ask questions.

The Denver Chapter meets the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon on Zoom. 

We will hold our regular business part of the meeting in the first hour, and the employment series will be held during the second hour. Watch for Zoom info on Colorado-Talk!

Daniel J. Burke, M.S.
Public Relations Specialist
Colorado Center for the Blind
Phone: 303.778.1130  Ext:  213

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